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Mr. Wilson Volleyball Castaway

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Mr. Wilson the volleyball, which was made famous in the Tom Hank’s Cast Away movie has a top-quality, synthetic leather cover for a great touch and durability. Mr. Wilson may be a great friend, but it’s an even better volleyball.

NOTE: this volleyball ships deflated and will need inflation. Volleyball pumps available.

Surface
Indoor / Outdoor
Age
13+
Use
Training / Fun

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Wilson The Volleyball Castaway

Never has a sports ball ever achieved such infamy as the Mr. Wilson volleyball, which was propelled to stardom after taking an integral role in the Tom Hanks movie, Castaway. In the film, Wilson the volleyball serves as Chuck Noland’s (Tom Hanks) personified friend and only companion during the four years that Noland spends alone on a deserted island. Named after the volleyball’s manufacturer, Wilson Sporting Goods, the character was created by screenwriter William Broyles Jr.

While researching for the film, he consulted with professional survival experts, and then chose to deliberately strand himself for one week on an isolated beach in the Gulf of California, to force himself to search for water and food, and obtain his own shelter. During this time, a volleyball washed up on shore. This was the inspiration for the film’s inanimate companion, Mr. Wilson.

Today, 20 years after the release of Castaway, the Mr. Wilson volleyball remains popular amongst volleyball players and fancy dress aficionados alike.

What ball is Wilson in Castaway?

Wilson the volleyball from Castaway is named after the volleyball’s manufacturer, Wilson Sporting Goods, the character was created by screenwriter William Broyles Jr.

What movie is Wilson the volleyball from?

Mr. Wilson the volleyball starred in the Tom Hanks movie, Cast Away, which was released in 2000. In the film, Wilson the volleyball serves as Chuck Noland’s (Tom Hanks) personified friend and only companion during the four years that Noland spends alone on a deserted island.

What happened to Wilson the volleyball?

There has been lots of debate as to what happened to Wilson the volleyball after that moment when Wilson falls from the raft and drifts away into the ocean, which was one of the most heartbreaking of the movie.

If you’d like to read such speculation the here are articles from the Metro and the AVP themselves. An update on Mr Wilson and Tom Hanks even cropped up during the COVID pandemic thanks to Buzzfeed.

 

Product Details

Official Size & Weight

The size & weight used at the pro level, ideal for ages 13 and up.

Playing Surface

Suitable for playing outdoor and beach volleyball

Outer Construction

Durable, 18-panel machine-sewn construction with synthetic composite leather cover.

Internal Construction

Butyl rubber bladder for extended air retention to reduce the need to re-inflate.

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