Cast Away (Movie) – 5 ESL English Discussion Questions

Cast away

Summary Reminder:

A FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) finds himself isolated on a deserted island after his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a violent storm. He has to adapt himself both physically and mentally to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson.


1- How do you explain Chuck Noland finding a companion in the lifeless Wilson (the volleyball) during the four lonely years on the island?

2- What was the best scene and why?

3- There’s no music until Chuck escapes the island, you may not have even noticed, considering how engrossing the film is, but in terms of music Cast Away is almost a silent movie, do you think only great Directors take courageous and such different decisions for the sake of originality?

4- Why people don’t appreciate life until they’re in a survival situation?

5- Filming shut down for a year so Hanks could transform his appearance. This commitment is what made Hanks one of the best actors of his generation, do you agree?

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