20th Century Fox/Dreamworks (Steve Starkey, Tom
Hanks, Robert Zemeckis & Jack Rapke)
USA 🇺🇸 2000
W: William Broyles, Jr.
DP: Don Burgess
Ed: Arthur Schmidt
Mus: Alan Silvestri
PD: Rick Carter
Tom Hanks (Chuck Noland), Helen Hunt
(Kelly Frears), Nick Searcy (Sam)
Tom Hanks deserves all the credit for this movie,
carrying nearly the entire film on his own with only a volleyball which he names Wilson for company.
Stranded on a desert island with only a few cargo
boxes filled mostly with junk, Chuck Noland (Hanks) adapts to survive in the environment on his own initiative (making fires, learning to fish, etc) after his attempts to escape the
island are thwarted by violent sea conditions.
After several years, he finally devises a plan to
escape and returns to a world which has moved on in his absence.
The first half-hour drags quite slowly with it's
pacing and the obvious FedEx product placement becomes rather irksome, but it's ultimately a powerful drama about lost time, punctuated by a tour de force one man performance by one
of the greatest actors of his generation.