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Plot, Details & Awards

Cast Away

Rated PG-13 for some intense images and action sequences.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/22/2000 , 143min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Tom Johnson Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Dennis S. Sands Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Randy Thom Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound William B. Kaplan Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Tom Hanks Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Tom Hanks Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Tom Hanks Won

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