After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland is ripped out of his hasty
life by the clock in a plane crash, he finds himself alone on the
shores of a tropical island. First, frustration gets to him and then he
realizes how little his chances are to ever get back to civilisation.
Four years later, Chuck has learned very well how to survive on his
own: mending his dental health, catching fish with a spear, predicting
the weather with a selfmade calendar. A photograph of his girlfriend
Kelly has kept his hopes alive all these years. Finally, Chuck takes
the opportunity to take off for home: He sets off on a wooden raft with
a sail that has washed ashore.