Cast Away (2000) - Synopsis

Cast Away (2000)

In CAST AWAY, Academy Award™ - winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis and two-time Oscar™ winner Tom Hanks reunite to explore the blessings and cruelties of fate and the survival of the human spirit.

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 journey as he faces the emotional ordeal of isolation.

After four years, Chuck returns to civilization as a profoundly changed man. He realizes that losing everything he ever had and thought important was the best thing that could ever have happened to him.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, CAST AWAY is an ImageMovers/Playtone Production. Steve Starkey Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke are the producers. William Broyles, Jr. wrote the screenplay, and Joan Bradshaw is the executive producer.

Supporting cast members include Nick Searcy (Tigerland (2000), TV's "7 Days"), Jenifer Lewis, Geoffrey Blake, Peter Von Berg, Christopher Noth ("Sex and the City") and country singer Lari White.