Cast Away script
Cast Away (2000)
Synopsis: Cast Away is a 2000 American epic survival drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy. The film depicts a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific and his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his performance.

INT. ST. PETERSBURG FEDEX OFFICE, RUSSIA

SERIES OF SHOTS:

Night. The manic activity has come to a dead stop. Our two

Boxes sit on a table in a corner not far from a small

Christmas tree.

Daylight now. YURI, a Supervisor, saunters over, picks up

the Angel Box, sees an attractive co-worker, puts it down.

Night again. A cat walks by the table where our two Boxes

have come to rest.

EXT. ST. PETERSBURG FEDEX OFFICE - DAY

A FedEx truck pulls out of the warehouse. The walls of the

warehouse are covered with graffiti. The streets are slushy,

the buildings blanketed in snow.

EXT. ST. PETERSBURG - DAY

The Driver sits in the truck drinking tea. He takes a last

sip, sighs, gets out with the Angel Box. Walks slowly toward

an APARTMENT HOUSE.

EXT. ST. PETERSBURG APARTMENT HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER

A beautiful young RUSSIAN WOMAN opens the door. A young

AMERICAN MAN comes up behind her, signs the form and takes

the Angel Box. We see Christmas decorations inside. The

woman puts her arms around him as the door closes.

RUSSIAN WOMAN (O.S.)

(accented English)

It's pretty. Who is it from?

AMERICAN MAN (O.S.)

My wife.

We stay with the Driver as he ambles back toward the truck.

EXT. ST. PETERSBURG OFFICE - MOMENTS LATER

The Driver has just delivered the Dented Box to ALEKSEI,

Russian Businessman, who closes the door of a Czarist-era

building. Aleksei checks his watch, picks up the phone.

EXT. FEDEX OFFICES - MANILA - DAY

CHUCK NOLAND, early thirties, walks along a line of brightly

colored jitneys, each bearing the FedEx logo. With him is a

Filipino FedEx SUPERVISOR wearing a guayabera. Chuck

glistens with a thin layer of sweat.

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William Broyles Jr.

William Dodson "Bill" Broyles Jr. is an American screenwriter, who has worked on the television series China Beach, and the films Apollo 13, Cast Away, Entrapment, Planet of the Apes, Unfaithful, The Polar Express, and Jarhead. more…

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