Leaving girlfriend Kelly (Hunt) behind just before Christmas, FedEx engineer Chuck Noland (Hanks) sets off troubleshooting. Disaster strikes when his plane comes down and Noland is washed up on an uninhabited shore. Bereft of modern comforts, Noland attempts to cope with his prison of solitude.
Although hesitant and unsatisfying on the mainland, Cast Away delivers where it counts - a powerful depiction of a man marooned. Thoroughly absorbing.
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