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Austin Peay poster plays role in “Cast Away”

January 29, 2001

Planning to see the box office hit “Cast Away,” starring Tom Hanks? When you go, look closely at the background in one of the scenes with Helen Hunt and Tom Hanks and you'll spot a familiar poster: “Selected Reptiles and Amphibians of Land Between the Lakes,” an educational piece created by the Center of Excellence for Field Biology.

It seems some folks from Austin Peay sent the poster to Dreamworks in February 1999, and a couple of years later it ended up on the big screen.