Forrest Gump (1994) Poster


Sam Anderson: Principal



  • Principal : [after Mrs. Gump had been entertaining him]  Your momma sure does care about your education, son.

    Principal : [Forrest remains quiet]  You don't say much do you?

    Young Forrest Gump : [imitates the noises he has just heard]  eh, eh, eh, eh, eh...

  • Mrs. Gump : Remember what I told you Forrest. You're no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You're the same as everybody else. You are no different.

    Principal : Your boy's... different, Mrs. Gump. Now his IQ is 75.

    Mrs. Gump : Well, we're all different, Mr. Hancock.

    Principal : I want to show you something, Mrs. Gump.

    [Points on an IQ Chart] 

    Principal : Now this is normal. Forrest is right here. The state requires a minimum IQ of 80 to attend public school, Mrs. Gump. He's going to have to go to a special school. And he'll be just fine.

    Mrs. Gump : What does normal mean anyway? He might be... a bit on the slow side. But my boy Forrest is gonna get the same opportunities as everyone else. He's not going to some special school to learn how to retread tires! We're talking about five little points here! There must be something that can be done.

    Principal : We're a progressive school system. We don't want to see anybody left behind. Is there a Mr. Gump, Mrs. Gump?

    Mrs. Gump : He's on vacation.

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