Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Cast Away and A Walk to Remember.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Cast Away from 2000, and A Walk to Remember from 2002.
Cast Away is a 2000 American survival drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy.
Hanks plays a FedEx trouble shooter stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific, and the plot focuses on his desperate attempts to survive and return home.
Initial filming took place from January to March 1999 before resuming in April 2000 and concluding that May.
Cast Away was released on 22 December 2000, by 20th Century Fox in North America and DreamWorks Pictures in its international markets.
It grossed $429 million worldwide.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its screenplay and Hanks' performance, for which he won Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama at the 58th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis.
Written by: William Broyles Jr.
Produced by: Steve Starkey, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis , and Jack Rapke.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy.
Cinematography: Don Burgess.
Edited by: Arthur Schmidt
.Music by: Alan Silvestri.
Production companies: ImageMovers, and Playtone.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (North America), and DreamWorks Pictures (International).
Release date: 22 December 2000.
File Length: 137 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $90 million.
Box office: $429.6 million.
A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Karen Janszen, based on Nicholas Sparks' 1999 novel of the same name.
The film stars Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah, and was produced by Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowry for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The novel's 1950s setting was changed to the 1990s to early 2000s for the film, as the producers were concerned it might not appeal to teenage audiences.
The film was shot in the summer of 2001 for 39 days in Wilmington, North Carolina, with many of the sets borrowed from the television series Dawson's Creek.
The film, as with the book, is dedicated to Sparks' sister Danielle, whose cancer-afflicted life inspired the story.
A Walk to Remember was theatrically released on 25 January 2002, and was a box office success, earning four times its $11.8 million budget.
The film had its DVD release in July 2002, while a "Family-Edited Version" was later released in December.
The film received generally negative reviews from critics, most of whom criticized its blandness and predictability, while others praised its sincerity and the lead actors' performances.
Directed by: Adam Shankman.
Screenplay by: Karen Janszen.
Based on: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.
Produced by: Denise Di Novi, and Hunt Lowry.
Starring: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah.
Cinematography: Julio Macat.
Edited by: Emma E. Hickox.
Music by: Mervyn Warren.
Production companies: Di Novi Pictures, Gaylord Films , and Pandora Cinema.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Release date: 25 January 2002.
File Length: 95 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $11.8 million.
Box office: $47.5 million.
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