I thought this movie was so well made. To create a story line from a deserted island with the main character alone on that island. Tom Hanks creates the experience so well that you feel as if your there. Course, what movie does Tom not do a superb job!
One of the original volleyball props was sold at auction after release of the film Cast Away for 18,500 dollars to the ex-CEO of FedEx Office, Ken May. At the time of the film's release, Wilson Sporting Goods launched its own joint promotion centered around the fact that one of its products was "co-starring" with Tom Hanks. Wilson manufactured a volleyball with a reproduction of the bloodied handprint face on one side.