Lot 555: Screen-used "Wilson" volley ball from the escape sequence in Cast Away.
December 21, 2013
Calabasas Hills, CA, USALive Auction
555. Screen-used “Wilson” volley ball from the escape sequence in Cast Away. (DreamWorks, 2000) This iconic prop is Tom Hanks as “Chuck Noland’s” personified friend and only companion during the four years that he spends alone on the deserted island. This Wilson volleyball plays a major role in Noland’s survival and is one of the key plot devices in the film. This Wilson ball is visible in the scene where “Noland” lashes it to his raft before setting sail in an attempt to return to civilization. The studio-distressed commercial volleyball features the faux bloody handprint and eyes drawn on with crude stitching through the “hair.” Measures 7 in. in diameter and 10.5 in. tall. In fine, production-used condition.
$12,000 - $15,000