In Cast Away (2000), Chuck is flying west towards Malaysia, hits a storm, then crashes.

Chuck finds a bunch of packages that seem to be headed for the US, the main angel wing package is for Texas.

Why is a plane heading towards the other side of the world with a package for Texas?


As far as I remember we never actually see any to or from addresses on any of the packages so it's anyone's guess where they were headed. That said, I should point out the flaw in your conclusion that the angel wing package was destined for Texas. The angel wing lady lives in Texas and that is her logo. So the package bearing her logo is not being sent to her, but from her to some unknown destination. Chuck is simply returning the package to her because he wants to tell her how the logo inspired him to try and return home.

EDIT: I'm adding Moo's point from the comments since it is a very good one. The plane was headed from the US to somewhere overseas. It doesn't make sense that a package being sent to Texas would leave Boston (or wherever they are) and head to Malaysia if it was destined for Texas.

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  • +1 correct answer, its actually very well explained on the films Wiki page – Blade Wraith May 21 '19 at 9:31
  • Are there any close-ups that show the address? It sure seems to me that Chuck wanted to deliver the package, not have it start over. – blankip May 21 '19 at 14:31
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    @blankip its honestly been too long since I've seen the movie to remember if there are any close up shots of the address, but I feel pretty strongly that it doesn't logically make sense for someone to put her logo on a package they are sending to her. She drew the image on the package herself because she is the sender, not the receiver. – sanpaco May 21 '19 at 15:46
  • It could be considered a long-delayed "return to sender" situation. The package never made it to the destination, and Hanks' character was fulfilling one final "mission" for FedEx by returning the package to its sender at the ranch in Texas but also to thank her for indirectly inspiring him to hold on and keep going on the island. – MissouriSpartan May 21 '19 at 17:57
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    @blankip considering the aircraft was departing from the continental United States, and flying over the Pacific Ocean when it crashed, it's pretty certain that the parcel was being sent by the woman rather than her being the intended recipient. Unless Fedex normally sends parcels thousands of miles overseas to send them back to the US again... – Moo Jul 8 '19 at 4:57

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