Cast Away (2000) [English (MPEG Layer III, 127 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Length: 2h 23m 0s
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Tagline: At the edge of the world, his journey begins.
Plot outline: After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland is ripped out of his hasty life by the clock in a plane crash, he finds himself alone on the shores of a tropical island. First, frustration gets to him and then he realizes how little his chances are to ever get back to civilisation. Four years later, Chuck has learned very well how to survive on his own: mending his dental health, catching fish with a spear, predicting the weather with a selfmade calendar. A photograph of his girlfriend Kelly has kept his hopes alive all these years. Finally, Chuck takes the opportunity to take off for home: He sets off on a wooden raft with a sail that has washed ashore. Summary written by Julian Reischl {julian.reischl@tuquoque.de} Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo. Can he survive in this tropical wasteland? Will he ever return to woman he loves? Summary written by Martin Lewison {mlewison@utk.edu} Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His fast-paced career takes him, often at a moment's notice, to far-flung locales - and away from his girlfriend Kelly, played by Helen Hunt. Chuck's manic existence abruptly ends when, after a plane crash, he becomes isolated on a remote island - cast away into the most desolate environment imaginable. Stripped of the conveniences of everyday life, he first must meet the basic needs of survival, including water, food and shelter. Chuck, the consummate problem solver, eventually figures out how to sustain himself physically. But then what? Chuck begins his true personal journey. After four years, fate gives Chuck a chance to fight his way back to civilization, only to find an unexpected emotional challenge greater than all the earlier physical ones. His ability to persevere and to hope are a product of his life-changing experience. Summary written by Anonymous Chuck Noland, frenetico funzionario del Federal Express (lo spedizioniere pi¨ importante degli USA) si trova, la vigilia di Natale, a bordo di un'aereo della ditta per delle consegne oltre oceano. Improvvisamente un vuoto d'aria e l'aereo precipita. E' l'unico superstite e dovrÓ imparare a convivere con la solitudine e con la mancanza delle 'comoditÓ' cittadine. L'angoscia dura quattro anni. Costruisce una zattera di firtuna e, dopo un lungo girovare per l'oceano, viene raccolto da un cargo merci. Torna alla sua vita, ma non tutto Ŕ rimasto come prima: tutti lo credevano morto, anche la sua fidanzata, che si Ŕ sposata. Quale futuro? Forse un lungo viaggio verso un'isola-che-non-c'Ŕ? Summary written by rosebud6 Hanks plays a workaholic who gets stranded alone on a desert island after his plane crashes. Away from his loved one (play by Hunt), and his haywire lifestyle, he now has to learn to survive surrounded by the wild, and a few washed up FedEx packages. Summary written by Filmtwob {webmaster@filmfreak.co.za}
Comment: Robert Zemeckis has his 4th best film here (behind Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future) with Cast Away. Sure it might be overhyped and some characters in the film aren't needed (not to mention it depends on the liking of the lead), but when you have Tom Hanks working harder than any actor in a movie this year, it is worth it. The story follows Hanks as a dedicated fed-ex deliverer who has a fiance (Helen Hunt) and has to leave her Christmas time to go to Asia, but alas, the plane he's on crashes in the water and, dare I say more (well I can because practically everyone saw the all-revealing trailers)? Well, Hanks arrives on a deserted island and then the real fun begins as he survives in a primitive way (probably remenicent of 2001, Hanks' favorite film), and even finds a silent companion named Wilson (a volleyball). That Hanks can communicate with this volleyball, and almost make the ball as a real person with real feelings that is almost like the Silent Bob to his Jay, is one of the films triumphs. The others of course being the whole lot of him on the island and Hanks' performance. If it was someone else, it would not be as successful, but Hanks gives his all and (as usual) pulls through 5 fold delivering one of the years and his best performances. A-
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Country: USA
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Actors:
Tom HanksasChuck Noland
Helen HuntasKelly Frears
Nick SearcyasStan
Chris NothasJerry Lovett