Cast Away [WS] [DVD] [2000]

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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (387 out of 394)

Synopsis


Cast Away
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. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Chuck Noland
  • Helen Hunt
    Helen Hunt - Kelly Frears
  • Chris Noth
    Chris Noth - Jerry Lovett
  • Nick Searcy
    Nick Searcy - Stan
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    Lari White - Bettina Peterson



Overall customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Human Survival movie

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    Alone
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    An exploration of human survival. 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful film about loss, survival and going on.

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    solarwnz
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    We all lose things in life. We lose our way, our friends, our family, our foundations. And we are all put to the test in unique and interesting ways. Chuck Noland's test transforms him. He arrives on the island a cast away. In the end he...well, watch the film and see for yourself. See if you don't feel a difference in your world view by the end of this movie. This is one of my all time favorite films! And it looks and sounds incredible on this bluray! Too bad it is missing some of the juicy extras that were on the 2-Disc DVD special edition. Still, it is worth owning just to see and hear this amazing film in glorious HD! Unforgettable performance by Tom Hanks, wonderful direction by the always thoughtful Robert Zemeckis and a hauntingly sparse and beautiful score by Alan Silvestri.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stranded and marooned on a small island...alone

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    moviefanatic
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    Not the usual tale of a Robinson Crusoe. The human spirit plays the large role in the survival of Tom Hanks. Fascinating portrayal of a man without hope, without human companionship. The only help he has is his realization that his survival is solely dependent on himself. We take for granted our humanity. This movie is about one man's realization that the human spirit is what is at the very heart of our existence, the very heart of our survival. It is the source of our endurance...never give up hope as long as we believe in ourselves and that we possess that which makes us human....our inner spirit.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Survival Movie

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    Okdie
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    So this is one of those movies where there is just a one man cast really and he is fighting to survival. First off i have to say that you should NOT watch the trailer for this movie it just gives the whole movie away! I also have to say that the movie can be slow and i dont like that there is a point in the movie where we see Hanks character do something and then all of a sudden so much time goes by that you just cant feel that youve missed to much. The movie is good though dont get me wrong i enjoy this movie and this movie just makes me think that we all need to get trapped on an island by ourselves to make us realize how great our lives are.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good and Worth Owning!

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    SugarK
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    Somehow I missed this when it first came out and always caught only parts of it on TV over the years. It seemed like I kept turning it on at the same place in the film, but that's probably just because so much of the movie is in the same island setting. I finally broke down and bought the blu-ray at a very attractive price point and I have to say it was more than worth it. Even though there are plenty of opportunities to see this, I think it is worth owning a copy. It's very good, and the blu-ray is definitely the way to go out of all the currently available options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 1st Blu-Ray vs DVDs

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    LinnyOH
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    I knew I liked this movie as I had seen it when released at the theatre. I was amazed at the images that felt like they were in my room not on a TV! So the movie seemed new to me and in fact there may have been scenes added or I just didn't recall them after many previous viewings because the characters felt like they were so real I could touch them. I guess that makes a difference! It was a wonderful experience and found this in the bargain bin for 5 dollars! I can't wait to start my collection of Bly-Rays now!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Film! Mediocre Blu-Ray.

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    Bran9
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    Terrific movie. A movie about survival and hope through incredible odds. Blu-Ray is serviceable due to the age of it's release; the sound is good but the picture quality is not perfect and the lack of special features that were excluded from the 2 disk special edition DVD (fans of the film may know about) is my quarrel with the disk. I'm a bit picky when it comes to that stuff lol but, for the price I got it for was 5 dollars, I suppose i'm pleased with the buy. My fingers are crossed for a remastered anniversary blu-ray!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Movie!

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    PM2014
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    I missed the movie on the big screen, but I enjoyed watching it on the Blu Ray disc. The story, visuals, sound, and acting are all superb. Tom Hanks is outstanding. The Blu Ray is an excellent disc in terms of both audio and video. It really tests your home theater system. The sale price at Best Buy was really good. I highly recommend the movie and the Blu Ray disc. Get it and enjoy the movie.

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