Cast Away (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Romance


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A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.


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28 July 2007 | frwjames
10
| What a fantastic film!!!
I have never seen a more meaningful and thought-provoking film. Right from the start, I knew this was going to be a classic film, and my opinion was not changed throughout the course of the movie one bit. It delivers such a strong message of fear, survival and hope, that leaves your mind devoted to thinking about it for a long while after. It made me think about all my creature comforts, and what is actually necessary in life. Talking to a volleyball has never been more dramatic! I also loved the fact that there was little talking in the film, maybe that was because i was staying in a hotel in France with french TV, but anyway, it sort of made you guess how he was feeling, in a clever way. This is one of my all time favourite films, and I could watch it again and again without getting bored... so go and watch it...NOW!!

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Trivia

The scene in which Noland is talking with Stan by the fireplace of Stan's home was shot in one continuous take with the camera rotating slowly around Noland. The shot lasts 3 minutes and 46 seconds.


Quotes

Chuck Noland: Nickolai. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.


Goofs

Very early in the movie during its plot setup, Kelly gives Chuck a pocket watch, telling him her grandfather used it on the Southern Pacific Railroad (i.e. he was a railroad crewman). Chuck is is subsequently winds and sets the watch to local "Kelly Time" just before departing on the plane. The watch used is a stem set in a hunter style case (i.e. has a sprung, hinged cover that closes over the watch face). This is not a real railroad watch, the specific design of which was controlled by federal regulations, and would have never been allowed to be used on the job by a railroad crewman. Among a long list of standards, they were required to have an open face (hunter case hinged clamshell covers were prohibited) and be "lever set." That requires the watch back to be opened, exposing the movement, and a lever moved in the movement to allow setting the time by turning the crown. (The crown cannot be pulled out from its winding position for time setting as was common with non-railroad watches and is the standard setting method today.) This prevented a railroad crewman from accidentally changing the time while winding the watch. It also allowed for station masters to control setting crew watches to calibrated time standards as they would seal the watch back after setting it. Had they used a proper railroad pocket watch, Chuck wouldn't have been able to wind the watch and so easily set its time during this scene.


Crazy Credits

As the credits are "in order of appearance," Tom Hanks is listed a significant way down the list of actors/roles, not at the top as one would expect.


Soundtracks

Song Of The Plains
Written by
Lev Knipper and Victor Goussev
Performed by Soviet Army Chorus and Band
Conducted by Boris Alexandrov
Courtesy of EMI Classics and JSC MK-Musica
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets

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Genres

Adventure | Drama | Romance

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