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Cast Away

2000 American adventure drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama movie. It was produced by Tom Hanks, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey and Robert Zemeckis. The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis. It was released on December 22, 2000. The movie stars Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee who gets stuck on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific.

Cast Away
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Produced byTom Hanks
Jack Rapke
Steve Starkey
Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay byWilliam Broyles Jr. (writer)
StarringTom Hanks
Helen Hunt
Nick Searcy
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyDon Burgess
Edited byArthur Schmidt
Distributed by20th Century Fox (North America)
DreamWorks (International)
Release date
December 22, 2000
Running time
143 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$90 million
Box office$429,632,142[1]

The movie gained positive reviews from critics and holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] At the 73rd Academy Awards, Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role but lost to Russell Crowe's performance in Gladiator.[3]

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  1. "Cast Away - Total Lifetime Grosses: $429,632,142". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  2. "Cast Away". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. "The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2014-06-27.

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