Tom Hanks towers in Robert Zemeckis’ ambitious epic Cast Away, an existential meditation about men and love and loneliness and survival and a FedEx employee (Hanks) who loses track of time when his delivery plane crashes on a South Seas desert island. (His last words to his girlfriend, played by Helen Hunt: ”I’ll be right back.”) The best part is the long, mesmerizing stretch during which Hanks acts alone, mostly in silence (except when conversing with a volleyball).
Genre: Drama; Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Nick Searcy; Director: Robert Zemeckis; Author: William Broyles Jr.; Producer (group): 20th Century Fox Film Corporation; Release Date Wide: 12/22/2000; Runtime (in minutes): 132; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted January 5 2001 — 12:00 AM EST
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