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Release Date: December 22nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2001

PG-13|2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
Obsessively punctual FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is en route to an assignment in Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. The sole survivor of the flight, Chuck washes ashore on a deserted island. When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson. Will Chuck ever return to civilization and reunite with his loved ones?

Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Lari White, Michael Forest, Viveka Davis, Chris Noth, Valerie Wildman

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox, Playtone Productions, DreamWorks SKG, Imagemovers

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Transformation, Intense, Quest, 2000s, Engaging, Escape, 1990s, Emotional, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A really classic adventure yarn with one of Hollywood's great actors hitting one out of the ballpark. If you're seeing only one movie this season, this is the obvious choice.

  • Bold, ambitious -- and ambiguous.

  • It's a startling physical transformation, as Noland goes from flabby desk jockey to lean, mean fishing machine. But even more remarkable is the mental transformation Hanks effects.

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Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role