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Cast away / Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Pictures present an Imagemovers/Playtone production, a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke ; written by William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Starkey, Steve. (Added Author). Hanks, Tom. (Added Author). Zemeckis, Robert, 1952- (Added Author). Rapke, Jack. (Added Author). Broyles, William, Jr., 1944- (Added Author). Hunt, Helen, 1963- (Added Author). Searcy, Nick. (Added Author). Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. (Added Author). Dreamworks Pictures. (Added Author). ImageMovers (Firm) (Added Author). Playtone (Firm) (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy. (Cast).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Blu-ray version.].
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Blu-ray disc.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Special features: Commentary by Robert Zemeckis and crew; trivia track; search content; personal scene selection; theatrical trailer in High Definition.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music composer, Alan Silvestri ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designer, Rick Carter.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy.
Summary, etc.:
Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His fast-paced career takes him to many different locations, causing him to be away from his girlfriend Kelly. Chuck's life is abruptly changed when, after a plane crash, he becomes stranded on a remote island. Now, stripped of the conveniences of everyday life, he first must meet the basic needs of survival, including water, food and shelter. Chuck, who is the consummate problem solver, eventually figures out how to sustain himself physically. After four years, fate gives Chuck a chance to fight his way back to civilization. He does so, but 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some intense images and action sequences.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital DTS-HD 5.1 Master Lossless surround, Dolby Digital surround, AVC@33 MBPS, 50 GB, dual-layer.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Language Note:
English (DTS 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby surround) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby surround) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Golden Globes, USA, 2001: Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Tom Hanks)
Subject: Survival > Drama.
FedEx Corporation > Drama.
Problem solving > Drama.
Islands of the Pacific > Drama.
Supervivencia (accidentes de aviacin̤, naufragios, etc.) > Teatro.
Solucin̤ de problemas > Teatro.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Adventure > Feature.
Thrillers > Feature.
Survival > Feature.
Feature films.
Adventure films.
Suspense films.

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