The final scene of Cast Away is one of the most noteworthy endings of a film in the early 2000s, with a long-lost package finally finding its way home, and protagonist Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks) finding himself at both a metaphorical and literal crossroads in his life.
Film buffs are able to stand on the same spot as Tom Hanks, as marked by a red dot on the road, and recreate the scene in ways they deem fit. Since the filming, the dirt road has been paved over and windmills are now scattered across the plains.
The intersection near Mobeetie, Texas is a postcard for the middle of nowhere, as described by a line at the culmination of the film:
“Well, that’s 83 South. And this road here will hook you up with I-40 East. Um…if you turn right, that’ll take you to Amarillo, Flagstaff, California. And if you head back that direction, you’ll find a whole lot of nothin’ all the way to Canada.”
Know Before You Go
There are no markings to signify the intersection, and cell service can be spotty. Downloading the area on a map application may help.