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Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 6 July 1994 (USA)
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JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

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Cast

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Rebecca Williams ...
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Harold G. Herthum ...
Doctor (as Harold Herthum)
George Kelly ...
Barber
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Crony
John Randall ...
Crony
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Louise
Ione M. Telech ...
Elderly Woman
Christine Seabrook ...
Elderly Woman's Daughter
John Worsham ...
Southern Gentleman / Landowner
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School Bus Driver (as Siobhan J. Fallon)
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Storyline

Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone. Written by aliw135

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forrest Gump: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,450,602, 10 July 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$330,252,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$677,945,399
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to writer Winston Groom, John Goodman was the perfect Forrest Gump in his mind. See more »

Goofs

Forrest claims his famous run back and forth across the country took three years and two months. However, when he begins the run, a television article shows former President Jimmy Carter collapsing from heat exhaustion, which took place on October 1, 1979. Forrest stops the run on receiving a letter from Jenny; a scene showing the attempted assassination of former President Ronald Reagan is on a television screen. This assassination attempt happened March 30, 1981. This would put the total duration of Forrest's run at one year and six months. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Forrest Gump: Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
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Connections

Spoofed in The Wailer (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello, I Love You
(1968)
Written by Jim Morrison (as The Doors)
Performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

Forrest, Forrest Gump.. The greatest.
6 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

There is an unfortunate time when you watch this film, its not the film thats the problem its my highly evident fear of the next few films I watch just seeming so bad. For simply not being this. Its everything. Its a romantic-comedy-tragedy-life-story-historical-personal- uplifting-war story. Every time I watch it I go on an emotional journey with the characters that are quickly built up in the world around Forrest. There is not much more I can say about this film that will say how much i like it, apart from award it the accolade that is; My favourite film. Over time the film stands up, the performances seem to get better knowing how Hanks has gone on to be a great actor. His supporting cast do a great job of making the world of the film feel believable.


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