A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.
Cast Away is a 2000 American survival drama film directed and co-produced by Robert Zemeckis, and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific.
The film follows Hanks’ character, Chuck Noland, as he struggles to survive on the island, adapting to his surroundings and learning how to find food and water. As the years go by, Chuck becomes increasingly desperate to escape the island and return to civilization, but his attempts are repeatedly foiled by the harsh realities of his situation.
The film was praised for Hanks’ powerful performance and its portrayal of the human will to survive, and was a commercial success, grossing over $429 million worldwide. It was also nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Hanks and Best Picture.