Cast Away

Tom Hanks  Actor Helen Hunt  Actor Chris Noth  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Adult Situations,Questionable for Children,Adult Language

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Cast Away

Theatrical Release Date: 2000 12 22 (USA)

UPC: 024543444190

Studio: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Adult Situations, Questionable for Children, Adult Language]

Summary: An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer who devotes most of his life to his troubleshooting job. His girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) is often neglected by his dedication to work, and his compulsive personality suggests a conflicted man. But on Christmas Eve, Chuck proposes marriage to Kelly right before embarking on a large assignment. On the assignment, a plane crash strands Chuck on a remote island, and his fast-paced life is slowed to a crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact. Finding solace only in a volleyball that he befriends, Chuck must now learn to endure the emotional and physical stress of his new life, unsure of when he may return to the civilization he knew before. Cast Away reunites star Hanks with director Robert Zemeckis, their first film together since 1994's Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama – null Best Actor – Screen Actors Guild Best Actor – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor – New York Film Critics Circle Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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Cast Away

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 12/04/2007

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 144 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,Spanish

Karl Williams

The reunion of the Oscar-winning actor-director team behind Forrest Gump (1994) results in another excellent drama, and one that's far less cloying and more mature than the duo's previous film. Although hailed by critics for gaining and then losing an enormous amount of weight for his role, the more subtly compelling half of Tom Hanks' laudable performance is not his physical transformation. The actor's commitment to crafting an autocratic, obsessive character is a singularly surprising one, given modern-day stars' strong proclivity for playing only heroic, noble leads. The taut script from William Broyles is top-notch, with a flawless traditional structure, an inventive supporting "character" and an ending that, while leaving some audience members dissatisfied, is a realistic and intelligently wrought finale that doesn't cop out with the typically delusional, lame-brained, upbeat conclusion. The director's creative choices, ranging from the staging of a gripping airplane crash to an hour of screen time with no musical score, put Zemeckis back on track as one of the cinema's most talented mainstream talents after some phoned-in hackwork on What Lies Beneath (2000). One of the year's best films, Cast Away represents several of Hollywood's top artists at the peak of their careers. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Joan Bradshaw  Executive Producer 
Tom Hanks  Producer 
Alan Silvestri  Composer (Music Score) 
Steve Starkey  Producer 
Robert Zemeckis  Director 
Robert Zemeckis  Producer 
William Broyles  Screenwriter 
Jack Rapke  Producer 
Tom Hanks  Actor 
Helen Hunt  Actor 
Chris Noth  Actor 
Nick Searcy  Actor 
Lari White  Actor 
Michael Forest  Actor 
Viveka Davis  Actor 

Country: USA