What Island Was the Tom Hanks Movie Filmed On?

Tom Hanks did not film Cast Away “600 miles south of the Cook Islands,” as Helen Hunt says in the movie. The survival drama yanks viewers onto a deserted island with FedEx systems analyst Chuck Noland. After his plane crashes, the character remains on a remote island for four years.

As one of the most beloved films, fans want to know what island the crew chose for Cast Away. It couldn’t have been a prime tourist spot; the cast and crew needed electricity and basic needs to shoot a movie.