Cast Away

Hanks, Tom

SKU: 024543444190

UPC 024543444190
Release Date 2009-03-31
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 143
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Tom Hanks is Chuck Noland, a man in a hurry. His job for Federal Express has him traveling the world on a moment's notice, exhorting the company's employees to speed things up--never turn your back on the clock. When he's suddenly called away for business on Christmas night, his tolerant longtime girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) drives him to the airport. They have their Christmas in the car--and Chuck plunks an engagement ring into her lap right before he gets on the plane, telling her, I'll be right back. But an unexpected storm cuts the plane's crew off from radio contact and blows them off course. Chuck is the sole survivor of the resulting crash, and washes up on a completely deserted island. Stranded there, he must give up everything that he once took for granted and learn how to survive all alone in the wilderness. From director Robert Zemeckis, CAST AWAY is a story of adventure and discovery surrounding one man's will to stay alive.Theatrical release: December 22, 2000. One of the volleyballs used in the film sold at an online auction for $18,400. Stephen Holden of the New York Times, Richard Roeper (EBERT & ROEPER AND THE MOVIES), and the Austin Chronicle named CAST AWAY one of the 10 best films of 2000. The New York Film Critics Circle and the Online Film Critics Society named Tom Hanks Best Actor of 2000. Tom Hanks won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama. The Broadcast Film Critics Association named Wilson the Volleyball Best Inanimate Object of 2000. Unlike most films, where budget restrictions require shooting the scenes out of order, CAST AWAY was shot in story order. It was also made over a 16-month period with a year-long hiatus in the middle--in which Hanks lost the 55 pounds and grew a beard to show the effects of his time on the island. During this hiatus director Zemeckis made WHAT LIES BENEATH with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film was shot in Moscow (where the production shut down Red Square for shooting), at Federal Express headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, in Texas, in Los Angeles (at Sony Pictures Studios and FedEx), and on an uninhabited island in Fiji called Monu-riki. FedEx founder and owner Fred Smith makes a cameo appearance in the film, which was made with the full support of Federal Express. CAST AWAY was the highest grossing film released in the year 2000, making over $230 million.I'll be right back.--Chuck (Tom Hanks) to Kelly (Helen Hunt)....A bravura solo spin....Thanks to Hanks' abilities, [a volleyball] actually seems to emote... -- 3.5 out 4 stars...Hanks towers....[An] ambitious epic, an existential meditation... -- Rating: A-...Compelling......A brave move for the helmer....[Hanks] conveys the isolation of his character with little dialogue and just a hint of madness......Interwoven with timely observations about the centerless chaos of life in the modern world....Compelling......Zemeckis does an excellent job of finding visual means to express Chuck's isolation and thought process. Technically, the film is a marvel......CAST AWAY's level of filmmaking is top of the line. Sweeping camera movements and masterful visuals are plentiful......All the island scenes are superb...
Cast Rick Carter (Production Designer)
Lari White (Star)
Tom Hanks (Star)
Ken Ralston (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Steve Starkey (Producer)
Helen Hunt (Star)
Alan Silvestri (Composer)
Robert Zemeckis (Director)
Viveka Davis (Star)
Chris Noth (Star)
Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
Nick Searcy (Star)
Joanna Johnston (Costume Designer)
Don Burgess (Director of Photography)
Arthur Schmidt (Editor)
Tom Hanks (Producer)
Jack Rapke (Producer)
Valerie Wildman (Star)
William Broyles (Screenwriter)
Joan Bradshaw (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] NTSC Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: English: DTS 5.1 HD Dolby Surround Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Robert Zemeckis and Crew Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Interactive Features: Bookmarks
Language English
Weight 0.22000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.00000
Depth 7.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,BluRay HD-DVD,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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