He is able to find sufficient food, water, and shelter. Upon returning to civilization, Chuck learns that he was given up for dead and his family and friends held a funeral; Kelly has since married and has a child. The only track from Cast Away itself is the theme from the end credits. It grossed $429 million worldwide, with Hanks nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards. The two coconut-forested coral islands are just a stone's throw away and "people can yell back and forth between these two," she said. Little did he know that he would have to wait four years for the arrival of the next ship that was able to take him home. In October 1704 Selkirk was on a ship called St. George when it stopped at the archipelago of Juan Fernandez, west of Chile. The chairman of ABC Entertainment, Lloyd Braun, wanted a writer to come up with a TV show based on his favourite film Cast Away. As punishment for "homosexual activity", the Dutchman was left on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic in 1725. Kelly gives Chuck the keys to the car they once shared. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. There you have it: Cast Away was not based on a a real-life story but there have been many stories in history that are similar. Unlike most castaways, and definitely unlike Tom Hanks' character in the film, Tom Neale voluntarily marooned himself on one of the Cook Islands in October 1952. She and her lover had to disembark at the nearest port, the Isle of Demons near the Saint-Paul River in Quebec. De film gaat over Chuck Noland, een man die neerstort met zijn vliegtuig en moet zien te overleven op een onbewoond eiland. Chuck escapes with an inflatable life raft, though the raft's emergency locator transmitter is ripped off.

Flying through a violent storm, his FedEx cargo plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. To get food, he goes fishing. The film was released on December 22, 2000. After a large section from a portable toilet enclosure washes up on the island, Chuck decides to build a raft, using a section of the plastic wall from the enclosure as a sail. Chuck drives to Texas to return the unopened FedEx package to the person who had sent it. It was only two weeks later after swelling refused to go down that Hanks saw a doctor who told him he was close to death. The next day, Chuck in the damaged raft, washes up on an uncharted and uninhabited island. He then draws a face into the smeared blood, and names the ball Wilson, which he regularly talks to. Hanks plays a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific, and the film depicts his desperate attempts to survive and return home. The Los Angeles Timesreports that it sold for $18,400. History is full of stories of people becoming stranded on islands. The site's critical consensus reads, "Flawed but fascinating, Cast Away offers an intelligent script, some of Robert Zemeckis' most mature directing, and a showcase performance from Tom Hanks. "[19] On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". At the time of the film's release, Wilson launched its own joint promotion centered on the fact that one of its products was "co-starring" with Tom Hanks. The Blob is based on a (supposedly) true story. The film's soundtrack is most notable for its lack of score and creature sound effects (such as bird song or insect sounds) while Chuck is on the island, which is intended to reinforce the feeling of isolation.