Cast Away. 2000. USA. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 143 min.
Screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. With Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy. Consumed by his work as a systems engineer for FedEx, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) neglects his relationship with his longtime companion (Helen Hunt), yet discovers the limits of self-reliance when an airplane accident leaves him stranded alone on a Pacific island. Hanks is at the height of his powers in Zemeckis’s most plangent film to date.