Tom Hanks Reunites with His 'Cast Away' Co-star, Wilson the Volleyball

by Jackie Willis 10:35 AM PST, February 06, 2015
Playing Tom Hanks Reunites with His 'Cast Away' Co-star, Wilson the Volleyball

It was the cast reunion no one saw coming -- especially Tom Hanks.

While at a New York Rangers game on Wednesday night, the 58-year-old actor was reunited with his beloved friend and co-star Wilson the volleyball from the 2000 film Cast Away.

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ICYMI at the #NYR game last night Tom Hanks and Wilson were finally reunited! #BFF

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The folks at Madison Square Garden had a special surprise waiting for Hanks when he showed up at the game as they handed him Wilson after a decade and a half of the two being apart. Hanks and Wilson then led a "Let's go Rangers" chant ...sorta. After all this, the Rangers of course won the game.

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Cast Away is about a FedEx executive (Hanks) who was forced to transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. He does this in part by befriending a volleyball, but becomes separated from his friend during a severe storm. This is one of the saddest scenes in the film and includes the classic line, "Wilsonnnn!!!"

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We're happy to see these two have found their way back to each other.