Trivia / Cast Away

  • California Doubling : The movie was filmed on one of the small uninhabited islands belonging to Fiji, even though the movie's island is supposed to lie somewhere south of the Cook islands (which are very close to Fiji).
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Tom Hanks grew a long, tangled beard and lost 30 pounds for his post-timeskip appearance (and gained weight for the pre-timeskip appearance). While he was getting into shape, Robert Zemeckis shot What Lies Beneath, Hanks produced Band of Brothers, and Helen Hunt shot Pay It Forward.
  • The Red Stapler: Wilson Sporting Goods made and sold Wilsons.
  • The CEO of FedEx when Chuck returns? That was *the* Chairman of FedEx. Employee #1. Fred Smith.
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