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Cast Away

Cast Away
This list was started on 17th September 2011 by Anon
There are 31 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 16th February 2015

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Risk of infection and disease do not exist on this island.
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    Posted, 17th September 2011
    by Anon
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    Creating fire can be a very bonding experience between a man and a volleyball.
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      Posted, 17th September 2011
      by Anon
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      You will start talking to inanimate objects after a few days on a deserted island.
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        Posted, 17th September 2011
        by Anon
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        Use UPS.
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          Posted, 11th July 2013
          by LokiMask
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          It never crosses Tom Hanks mind that he goes to the bathroom in the shallow water where he catches his meals.
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            Posted, 17th September 2011
            by Anon
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            Dangling your feet overboard your makeshift raft will never attract dangerous marine life.
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              Posted, 17th September 2011
              by Anon
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              As smart as Tom Hank's character is believed to be, he decides to row out into miles of open ocean without food or water on a partially deflated raft.
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                Posted, 17th September 2011
                by Anon
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                Tom Hanks owes a little girl a pair of ice skates......
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                  Posted, 19th September 2011
                  by RoC77
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                  Tom Hanks is a FedEx employee and teaches others how to be FedEx employees. He leaves Christmas dinner early because of his FedEx job. The FedEx plane crashes and leaves him on an island with a bunch of FedEx packages. He keeps one unopened FedEx package, so he has proper motivation to survive until he delivers FedEx mail because he's such a devoted FedEx employee. Eventually he gets rescued and delivers the 4 year old FedEx package. Tom owes his life to the unopened FedEx package. FedEx... FedEx.
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                    Posted, 6th November 2011
                    by agentdc7
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                    Coconut is a natural laxative.
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                      Posted, 26th April 2013
                      by nee
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                      That one flashlight you found should be used primarily for looking at a picture of Helen Hunt, not for far more practical purposes.
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                        Posted, 26th April 2013
                        by nee
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                        Carving a weighted wood stump to resemble yourself isn't enough time to reconsider.
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                          Posted, 17th September 2011
                          by Anon
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                          The respectful way to treat the dead is to search them for valuables and steal their shoes.
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                            Posted, 17th September 2011
                            by Anon
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                            You can be on an island for 4 years, and your nails will never grow...so that's something you wont be worried about ;D
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                              Posted, 18th September 2011
                              by Alaurien
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                              Ice skates make great dental tools when all else fails.
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                                Posted, 23rd April 2013
                                by scannerhead
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                                A person floating face down in water is most likely dead and nasty looking.
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                                  Posted, 23rd April 2013
                                  by scannerhead
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                                  Tom Hanks was so devoted to FedEx he didn't care if that packaged contained the means to get off the island within a week at most.
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                                    Posted, 26th April 2013
                                    by nee
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                                    Kind and attractive country girls won't forgive you if you opened her package to see if it could save your life.
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                                      Posted, 26th April 2013
                                      by nee
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                                      After 4 years on a deserted island, a proper welcome home banquet would be sushi and seafood. Because, you know, he probably misses that stuff.
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                                        Posted, 10th March 2014
                                        by agentdc7
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                                        We never get to see what's in the fedex package at the end.
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                                          Posted, 23rd September 2014
                                          by catmunch1
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                                          Helen Hunt should have gotten a divorce, left the kids, and ran off with Tom Hanks!
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                                          • 4th February 2015 by zikzak393
                                            That only works in the movies.
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                                          Posted, 23rd September 2014
                                          by catmunch1
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                                          Loosing your Rasta-Headed Soccer Ball can be a very traumatic experience.
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                                            Posted, 6th November 2014
                                            by zikzak393
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                                            You got stranded on that Island because a FedEx plane crashed. So now FedEx is going to fly you home over miles of ocean on a FedEx jet. I think I would take a boat.
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                                              Posted, 7th January 2015
                                              by john2012
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                                              If you don't dig the grave big enough, just fold up the legs.
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                                                Posted, 4th February 2015
                                                by zikzak393
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                                                If you simply take the initial from Chuck's name and add it to his surname it reads 'C. Noland' or ''see no land''.
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                                                  Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                  by zikzak393
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                                                  In the scene where Noland squats on the ground, contemplating the portion of the porto-potty that has washed up on shore, the shot is composed as an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), reportedly Tom Hanks' favorite film.
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                                                    Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                    by zikzak393
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                                                    Early in the movie Kelly gives Chuck a pocket watch for Christmas. She explains her grandfather used the watch on the Southern Pacific (Railroad). This is a foreshadow to Chuck's later dilemma where he is stranded in the South Pacific.
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                                                      Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                      by zikzak393
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                                                      A FedEx commercial during the 2003 Super Bowl telecast featured the final scene of the film where Chuck returns the package to its sender. In this version the woman answers the door; when Chuck asks what was in the box, the woman replies, ''Just a satellite phone, GPS locator, fishing rod, water purifier, and some seeds. Just silly stuff.''
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                                                        Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                        by zikzak393
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                                                        At the end of the film, when Chuck Noland is delivering the unopened package to the artist who sent it, the song playing in his car is Elvis' ''Return to Sender''.
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                                                          Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                          by zikzak393
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                                                          First thing it's two minutes, then four, then six, then the next thing you know, we're the U.S. mail.
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                                                            Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                            by zikzak393
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                                                            We live and we die by the clock, that's all we have. Let's not commit the sin of turning our back on time.
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                                                              Posted, 16th February 2015
                                                              by zikzak393
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