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Cast Away' Delivers Goods For Fedex". Chicago Tribune. 2001. Archived from the original on February 24, 2014 . Retrieved October 23, 2014. He chose to be left on the uninhabited Juan Fernández archipelago near Chile, as he feared the ship he had travelled on was too dangerous to continue the journey. I realized it wasn’t just a physical challenge. It was going to be an emotional, spiritual one as well,” he told the publication

Find CinemaScore" (Type "Cast Away" in the search box). CinemaScore. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018 . Retrieved July 25, 2020. a b Kehr, Dave (December 17, 2000). " 'Cast Away' Director Defies Categorizing". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018 . Retrieved October 18, 2012. It just so happened that, later that same week, Fox was holding a critics’ screening of "Cast Away" at the Siskel and Ebert Theatre in downtown Chicago. Rather than explaining the plot over the phone, Fox invited Wallace, Davenport, and Kuehne to attend the screening.

Perhaps you’ve heard that a Wilson brand volleyball was selected for the movie in honor of Tom Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson. The story goes that Hanks knew he would be away from home filming with a small crew for an extended period of time, so he wanted to have some connection to the product that would play his co-star. That’s why he chose a ball with his wife’s name. Nate Smith (January 7, 2001). " Cast Away proves great films still exist". Daily Gazette. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011 . Retrieved November 26, 2008. Other people who experienced life as castaways in various ways and may have provided some inspiration for the film, include Tom Neale, a New Zealand bushcraft and survival enthusiast who spent much of his life in the Cook Islands, and a total of 16 years – in three sessions – living alone on the island of Anchorage in the Suwarrow atoll, which was the basis of his popular autobiography An Island To Oneself; Leendert Hasenbosch who was an employee of the Dutch East India Company marooned on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean as a punishment for sodomy and Narcisse Pelletier, born in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie in the Vendée who was a French sailor. Pelletier was abandoned in 1858 at the age of 14 on the Cape York Peninsula, in Australia, during the dry season. Among the most famous is the story of Alexander Selkirk, who is known by some as a real-life Robinson Crusoe, inspiring the Daniel Defoe novel. Allegedly,the screenwriter of the film was one of these guys who likes to go out and experience what he was writing about,” remembers Davenport.

At this point, all Wallace, Davenport, and Kuehne knew was that a one-sided Wilson Volleyball was going to be in a Tom Hanks movie. And that’s all the information they would have for the better part of a year. A single-disc DVD version of the film was released alongside Independence Day on May 21, 2002. [40] In popular culture [ edit ] I immediately started getting calls from the media. And I felt like an idiot because I had no idea what they were talking about,” Wallace laughs. “Fox still hadn’t told us anything at all about the storyline or how the volleyballs had been used.” How Phish Phooled with a Phake Hanks". people.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021 . Retrieved September 23, 2021.

Germain, David (December 27, 2000). " 'Cast Away' sails to top of debut list". The Associated Press. The Daily Journal. p.10. Archived from the original on September 26, 2023 . Retrieved September 26, 2023– via Newspapers.com. The reality show debuted on May 31, 2000, about seven months before Cast Away was released. In similar fashion, a group of people are stranded in an exotic location and must compete against each other, and the show became an immediate hit for CBS. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hanks said he was “spooked by the show’s like-minded theme” but he knew “we didn’t have a trivial film. Good or bad, we always had something that was much more substantial than what is essentially a game show that is a television phenomenon.” 9. Cast Away led to the creation of Lost. Tom Hanks joins reunited Phish on stage". EW.com. Archived from the original on November 25, 2020 . Retrieved September 23, 2021. But there’s another story, that – if true – makes Wilson’s involvement in the movie seem written in the stars. Carlson, Paul (August 2007). "Cast Away and the Texas Panhandle" (PDF). The Cyclone. Vol.XIV, no.2. West Texas Historical Association. pp.1–2. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 19, 2015 . Retrieved January 2, 2015.

At first, Fox was reluctant to let Wilson produce "Cast Away" replica balls. At the time, the film had no other commercial merchandise. But the Wilson team flew out to L.A. to meet with the film’s producers, and eventually got the go-ahead to produce replica Wilson the Volleyballs. Wallace consulted with Kuehne and Volleyball and Soccer Business Manager, Alan Davenport. It was a more vague request than Wilson usually received, but with the reassurance only Tom Hanks could provide, the team agreed to send Fox what it had asked for… which was actually soccer balls.

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When the Matt Damon film The Martian came out, critics immediately compared it to Cast Away and wrote “ The Martian is Cast Away in space,” especially because both films featured men marooned, alone, and trying to survive, and both movies were distributed by Fox. The difference is Matt Damon’s Mark Watney had the ability to communicate with people. In a USA Today profile, Damon disagreed with the comparisons. “It’s not Cast Away in the sense that it’s actually a guy who is behaving with the expectation that people are watching him. He’s on video all the time on these GoPros. Nobody’s seeing the video feed live, but he’s behaving as if someday someone might.” 13. Cast Away was depicted in an unauthorized parody film. The representative from Fox explained that the film would be a bit unusual because it wouldn’t have much of a supporting cast. But hedid disclose the film’s leading man. I keep saying it, but this is unbelievable,” said Considine, accepting the award. “All the attention we are receiving is incredible – so many phone calls from retailers, consumers, family and friends who have seen the movie and want to show their support. We appreciate the opportunity 20th Century Fox has given us and we’re honored to be receiving the first award for Best Inanimate Object.” Another castaway was a French woman Marguerite de La Rocque, who in 1542 was made to stay on an island near Quebec, Île des Démons, after her uncle caught her sleeping with a man aboard their ship and left them both on the uninhabited land.

Rice, Nicholas (April 16, 2022). "Tom Hanks Brings Out Cast Away Costar Wilson for First Pitch at Cleveland Guardians Game". people.com . Retrieved April 16, 2022. Selkirk travelled around the South Pacific in the early 1700s, taking part in buccaneering pursuits. I said ‘OK, you have to tell me something; I have no idea what to say to the media and I keep getting calls.’”Unlike Tom Hanks in the film, she was left trying to survive in cold climates, with just a cat who had been aboard the ship for company. a b c "Cast Away". Chicago. August 2007. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012 . Retrieved December 27, 2008. VanHooker, Brian (April 17, 2020). "What Would Have Happened to Wilson After". Archived from the original on May 1, 2021 . Retrieved April 29, 2021.

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