Cast Away | Full Movie

Cast Away
  • PG-13
  • 2h 24m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh88%
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Screen legend Tom Hanks and filmmaker Robert Zemeckis team up for this beloved film that celebrates the survival of the human spirit. Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose ruled-by-the-clock existence abruptly ends when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh88%
Critics Consensus: Flawed but fascinating, Cast Away offers an intelligent script, some of Robert Zemeckis' most mature directing, and a showcase performance from Tom Hanks.
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Though Hanks comes across as blandly as ever, at least his solid performance shows he's up to carr...

June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer

Hanks's Everyman quality has never been more aptly utilized: He's the perfect stand-in for all of...

March 13, 2019
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen

Cast Away isn't the first to recognize our modern need for primal tales, but it is among the most...

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

Hanks conducts a master class in acting by showing a man losing his sense of himself in fractional...

March 13, 2019
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein

March 13, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Powerful, brutal, and mature drama is emotionally intense.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Cast Away is a 2000 movie in which Tom Hanks plays a FedEx employee stranded on a desolate island for five years who must develop tremendous mental, physical, and emotional resilience to survive. There is frequent peril, beginning with the real-time plane crash in which Hanks' character must simultaneously avoid drowning and burning from the plane's wreckage. A dead body from the plane washes ashore. In a moment of rage, the lead character calls the island he is trapped on a "goddamn s--thole." In a scene that will definitely be too gruesome for more sensitive viewers, Chuck extracts a painfully sore tooth with a rock and the blade of an ice skate. His injuries draw blood, and his struggles to maintain sanity in the midst of so much isolation might be too intense for more sensitive viewers.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Adventure
  • Release Date:December 22, 2000
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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