Cast Away


2h 23m 2000

Brief Synopsis

An ambitious corporate troubleshooter is stranded on a deserted island for five years, eventually returning to society as a changed man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Seul au monde
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Texas, USA; Monu-riki, Mamanuca-I-Ra Islands, Fiji; Russia; Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 23m

Synopsis

Chuck Noland, an engaged, workaholic Federal Express inspector, travels around the world testing the effectiveness of international shipping offices. His frenetic schedule puts a strain on his relationship with longtime girlfriend Helen. But when a plane crash leaves him stranded and isolated from other human beings on a remote Pacific island for four years, Chuck slowly becomes transformed both mentally and physically as he attempts to survive. This harrowing personal struggle ultimately brings him to a simple Zen-like understanding of what things in this world -- in his world -- are truly important.

Crew

Geoff Abadee

Other

William Acedo

On-Set Dresser

Amit Agrawal

Other

Rick Alonso

Graphics

Maura Alvarez

Rotoscope Animator

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Larz Anderson

Special Effects

Leroy Anderson

Song

Jeff M Andrus

Grip

Charlie Araki

Location Assistant

Christopher Arreola

Other

Bryan Ashford

Grip

Graham Aston

Assistant Property Master

Pasquale Attanasio

Grip

Steve Austin

Special Effects

Brett Avery

Other

Mae Boren Axton

Song

Danny Bailey

Other

Nick Bali

Other

Greg Barchie

Other

J B Bartlett

Driver

Kirk Barton

Special Effects

Carlo Basail

Other

Nick Bassett

On-Set Dresser

Brian Battles

Visual Effects

Marty Baukind

Best Boy

Lou Baxter

Song

Eleanor Beaton

Foley

Robert Bell

Special Effects

Jessica Bellfort

Assistant

Rodney Lee Bennett

Driver

Todd Bennett

Other

Tricia Bercsi

Set Costumer

John Peter Bernardo

Apprentice Editor

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

John Berri

Visual Effects

Chuck Berry

Song Performer

Kelly Berry

Other

David Bifano

Other

Otis Blackwell

Song

Richard L Blackwell

Stunts

Vaughn R Bladen

Driver

Steve Blakey

Visual Effects

Moon Blauner

Assistant

Josh Bleibtreu

Dp/Cinematographer

Josh Bleibtreu

Director Of Photography

Josh Bleibtreu

Other

David Bleich

Matte Painter

Kathryn Blondell

Hair Stylist

Kathryn Blondell

Hair

Scot Boland

Casting Associate

Alun Bollinger

Director Of Photography

Alun Bollinger

Dp/Cinematographer

Alun Bollinger

Other

Charles Bolwell

Production Assistant

Len Borggrebe

Props

Christian Boudman

Visual Effects

Judith Bouley

Casting

Tristan Bourne

On-Set Dresser

Virginia Bowman

Visual Effects

David Boyd

Other

David Boyd

Dp/Cinematographer

David Boyd

Director Of Photography

Nigel Boyd

Costumes

Steven J Boyd

Associate Producer

Brad Boyer

Grip

Marsha L Bozeman

Costumes

Joan Bradshaw

Executive Producer

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

Steven Brennan

Props Assistant

Marvin Brodie

Song

Charles Brown

Song Performer

Ronald Gene Brown

Driver

Andrea Broyles

Art Department

William Broyles

Screenplay

Steve Bunyea

Effects Coordinator

Don Burgess

Director Of Photography

Don Burgess

Other

Don Burgess

Dp/Cinematographer

Lindsay Burnett

Production Manager

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Victoria Burrows

Casting

David Burton

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jon Bush

Wardrobe

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Bonjin Byun

Visual Effects

Timothy Michael Cairns

Production Assistant

Craig Campbell

Electrician

Randy Cantor

Transportation Captain

Rick Carter

Production Designer

John Catron

Location Assistant

Ken Cerceller

Best Boy

Peter Ciardelli

Editorial Production Assistant

Kelsey Clark

Assistant

Kenneth C Clark

Special Effects

Michael Clemens

Assistant

Cash Cockerill

Assistant Camera Operator

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Stephanie Colopy

Assistant

Clint Colver

Visual Effects

Mark Comperry

Production

Walt Conti

Visual Effects

Clifton T Cooper

Props Assistant

Gene Cooper

Art Department

Denis Cordova

Other

Carla Corwin

Assistant Director

Edward J Cox

Best Boy

Doug Creel

Visual Effects

Steven Cueva

Other

Chris Cummings

Art Department Coordinator

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Bud Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Jack Davis

Special Effects

Stacy De Bernier

Accountant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Lisa Deaner

Visual Effects

Jerry C Deats

Grip

Stefan Dechant

Art Director

Deborah Lamia Denevar

Makeup Artist

Debbie Denise

Visual Effects

John Densmore

Song

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Sean Devine

Dolly Grip

Paulie Di Cocco

Driver

Tony Diep

Visual Effects

Jeff Dillinger

Effects Assistant

Doug Dole

Grip

Joe Donaldson

Other

Bruce Donnellan

Special Effects

Colin Drobnis

Visual Effects

Jeffrey M Drucker

Driver

R Orlando Duenas

Assistant Editor

Sheena Duggal

Creative Consultant

R Stirling Duguid

Visual Effects

Francois Duhamel

Photography

Michael N Dupuis

Production

Tommy Durden

Song

Ken Ebert

Special Effects

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Curtis Edwards

Visual Effects

Bradley Thomas Emmons

Rigging Gaffer

Billy Esparza

Driver

Jerry Eubanks

Best Boy

Mary Jane Faris

Accountant

Rod Farley

Best Boy

Ellen M Faustine

Transportation

Sharon Felder

Assistant

Anthony J Feola

Other

Arthur Fiedler

Music Conductor

Darrrell F Fielder

Hair Stylist

Ken Fischer

Sound Effects Editor

Rachel Flores

Props Assistant

Nigel Fluit

Other

Thomas F Ford

Production Manager

Crys Forsyth-smith

Visual Effects

Suzanne Fox

Foley Editor

John Frazier

Special Effects Supervisor

Layne Friedman

Digital Effects Supervisor

Kimberly Sue Furlong

Costumes

Jay Galbo

Gaffer

Sheila Gallien

Assistant

Amy Garback

Visual Effects

Ernesto Garcia

Production

Andrea Gard

Foley Editor

Antonio Garrido

Crane Grip

Michael Gastaldo

Assistant Property Master

Earl D. Gayer

Electrician

Jennifer German

Visual Effects

Mickey Giacomazzi

Stunts

Colleen Gibbons

Other

Matthew Gilbert

Other

Alec Gillis

Animatronics

Bart Giovannetti

Digital Effects Supervisor

Patrick Gomes

Other

Andrew Goodman

Assistant

Vince Guaraldi

Song Performer

Dawn Guinta

Other

Harry Gundersen

Visual Effects

Sergei Gurevich

Production Manager

Anthony D Guzman

Electrician

Christine Haas

Production Coordinator

Brian Hall

Other

Joe B Hall

Assistant

Tom Hanks

Producer

Eric Hanson

Visual Effects

Todd Hara

Effects Assistant

Anthony Harris

Color

Wendell Harris

Electrician

Coleman L. Hart

Best Boy

Steve Hastings

Best Boy

Matt Hausman

Visual Effects

Glen E. Hawbecker

Props

Billy Hayes

Song

Anna Hayward

Assistant Director

Michael 'ffish' Hemschoot

Visual Effects

Jenne Herbst

Casting Associate

Garman Herigstad

Visual Effects

Charles Hessey

Special Effects

Jep Hill

Visual Effects

Peter Hill

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Seul au monde
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Texas, USA; Monu-riki, Mamanuca-I-Ra Islands, Fiji; Russia; Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 23m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2000
Tom Hanks

Best Sound

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

"Best Inanimate Object: Wilson - Cast Away

Nominated for the 2000 award for Best Picture by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Nominated for the 2000 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature - Drama, from the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Nominated for the 2000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Actor (Tom Hanks) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Actor (Tom Hanks) from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Actor (Tom Hanks) from the Online Film Critics Society.

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States on Video June 12, 2001

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2000

Shown at Fest 2001: Belgrade International Film Festival February 1-10, 2001.

Principle photography went on hiatus early Spring 1999 and re-commenced April 2000 in order for actor Tom Hanks to lose a considerable amount of weight.

Began shooting January 18, 1999.

Completed shooting May 7, 2000.

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Fest 2001: Belgrade International Film Festival February 1-10, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video June 12, 2001

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2000