Cast Away (Blu-ray)

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Tom Hanks "gives one of the towering screen performances of all time" (New York Post) as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose ruled-by-the-clock existence abruptly ends when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island.

As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has just begun...

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 205838860
UPC 024543444190
UPC 14 00024543444190
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Islands
Romance
Stranded/Castaway
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I'll be right back."--Chuck (Tom Hanks) to Kelly (Helen Hunt).
Reviews
USA Today "...A bravura solo spin....Thanks to Hanks' abilities, [a volleyball] actually seems to emote..." -- 3.5 out 4 stars 12/18/2000 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...Hanks towers....[An] ambitious epic, an existential meditation..." -- Rating: A- 01/12/2001 p.58
Sight and Sound "...Compelling..." 02/01/2001 p.38
Total Film "...A brave move for the helmer....[Hanks] conveys the isolation of his character with little dialogue and just a hint of madness..." 02/01/2001 p.80
Box Office "...Interwoven with timely observations about the centerless chaos of life in the modern world....Compelling..." 02/01/2001 p.66
Hollywood Reporter "...Zemeckis does an excellent job of finding visual means to express Chuck's isolation and thought process. Technically, the film is a marvel..." 12/08/2000 p.12-98
Los Angeles Times "...CAST AWAY's level of filmmaking is top of the line. Sweeping camera movements and masterful visuals are plentiful..." 12/22/2000 p.C1
Chicago Sun-Times "...All the island scenes are superb..." 02/04/2001 p.5
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Actors
Tom Hanks
Cast & Crew
Alan Silvestri - Original Music By
Arthur Schmidt - Editor
Christopher Noth - Actor
Don Burgess - Cinematographer
Helen Hunt - Actor
Joan Bradshaw - Executive Producer
Nick Searcy - Actor
Rick Carter - Production Designer
Robert Zemeckis - Director
Stefan Dechant, et. al. - Art Director
Tom Hanks - Actor
Tom Hanks - Producer
William Broyles, Jr. - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 2244419
UPC 00024543444190
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 143 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Nominee (2001) British Academy Awards, Tom Hanks, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,MTV Award, Cast Away, Best Action Sequence,MTV Award, Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Best Kiss,MTV Award, Tom Hanks, Best Male Performance,MTV Award, Tom Hanks, "Wilson", Best On-Screen Team,Oscar, Tom Hanks, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Randy Thom, et. al., Best Sound,Screen Actors Guild, Tom Hanks, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Winner (2001) Golden Globe, Tom Hanks, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review For as long as he works in Hollywood, Robert Zemeckis will be associated with Forrest Gump. As good a film as that was, it does not represent his finest work. In many ways, both Contact and Cast Away are stronger and more compelling features. During a year that has not been known for strong theater-going experiences, Cast Away stands near the top of the heap. It has all the hallmarks of a great motion picture: well-developed characters, solid drama, non-traditional adventure, and an intelligent script. At nearly two and one-half hours, it's the perfect length - not too long and not too short. Whether or not Cast Away earns any Oscar nominations, it's among my picks as one of the best films of the year.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Tom Hanks does a superb job of carrying "Cast Away" all by himself for about two-thirds of its running time, but isn't much helped by additional characters in the opening and closing sequences. Here is a strong and simple story surrounded by needless complications, and flawed by a last act that first disappoints us and then ends on a note of forced whimsy...Hanks proves here again what an effective actor he is, never straining for an effect, always persuasive even in this unlikely situation, winning our sympathy with his eyes and his body language when there's no one else on the screen.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Hanks,Tom
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
KABC-TV One of the best films of the year.
New York Daily News Hanks' performance is simply amazing.
Playboy Tom Hanks is superb...first-rate moviemaking all the way.
Rolling Stone Funny, fierce and heartfelt...
Washington Post A riveting adventure of body and spirit.

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