Drifting at sea and barely alive, Chuck is rescued by a passing ship and returns home. His reunion with Kelly is bittersweet, however—she is now married and has a baby. They still love each other, but accept that she cannot abandon her family. Kelly has kept Chuck’s car and gives him the keys. He goes on a road trip to deliver the one unopened FedEx package from the island. He takes it to a small farm in the mid-west, but no one is home, and he leaves the package on the porch with a note. At a crossroads near the farm, Chuck stops to look at a map. A pretty redhead drives by and gives him directions. As she’s driving away, Chuck recognizes the logo on her truck as the same as the one that was hand painted on the package. The film ends with him looking in the direction that she’s just driven.
Factual error: Shortly after the crash, when Chuck is in the raft, one of the engines continues to run even though it is half submerged in water. The engine would not have exploded like it did, rather, it would have just stopped running as soon as it became disconnected from its fuel source and flooded with water.
Trivia: Screenwriter William Broyles took survival courses and during that time a Wilson brand soccer ball washed up on shore - the inspiration for Wilson in the movie. The director Bob Zemeckis states in the feature voiceover that they changed it to a volley ball because "a soccer ball has all those black spots on it'.
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