Cast Away, 23 years later – A Retrospective Review: Surviving Despite The Odds

Tom Hanks Cast Away

About ten years ago, my stepfather decided to give me the option of watching a movie with him. My options were Cast Away, the Billy Bob Thornton film Sling Blade, or the classic Tom Clancy film “The Hunt For Red October”. . We’d watched “Saving Private Ryan”, which had inspired both of us to delve deeper into Tom Hanks’ filmography. I’d grown up watching “Toy Story”, so I was always familiar with the actor. But it wasn’t until I was given this choice that I finally understood exactly why Hanks is considered one of the greatest actors to ever act.