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CAST AWAY

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Cast Away

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
132 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/22/00
performer:
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Nick Searcy
director:
Robert Zemeckis
Producers:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
William Broyles Jr.
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Tom Hanks towers in Robert Zemeckis’ ambitious epic Cast Away, an existential meditation about men and love and loneliness and survival and a FedEx employee (Hanks) who loses track of time when his delivery plane crashes on a South Seas desert island. (His last words to his girlfriend, played by Helen Hunt: ”I’ll be right back.”) The best part is the long, mesmerizing stretch during which Hanks acts alone, mostly in silence (except when conversing with a volleyball).