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Forrest Gump (1994)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 July 1994 (USA)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

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Young Forrest
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School Bus Driver (as Siobhan J. Fallon)
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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, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting 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

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The world will never be the same once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump. See more »

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

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6 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,302,303 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

£15,803,823 (UK) (14 April 1995)
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Trivia

The first boy in the school bus who refuses to let Forrest sit next to him is played by Alexander Zemeckis, director Robert Zemeckis' son. See more »

Goofs

Through out the film Lt. Dan refers to Forrest as Private Gump, despite him achieving the rank of Sergeant at the time of his discharge (signified by the patch on his sleeve). The officer giving Forrest his discharge also makes the same mistake by calling him "Private Gump" even though he is wearing sergeant stripes on his uniform. See more »

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[first lines]
Forrest Gump: Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
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Volunteers
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Forrest Gump is a movie masterpiece that won't be forgotten and will continue to inspire
15 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

He may have been good in Philadelphia but be is excellent in Forrest Gump.Tom Hanks delivers another great performance in his career by portraying the lovable,king yet not so intelligent character Forrest Gump.It is also Tom Hanks' second straight win for the Best Actor Oscar which he becomes the second man to do said accomplishment after Spencer Tracy.Whilst not as dramatic as Philadelphia,Tom Hanks' performance is just as great in this movie and this movie could possibly be the film of Tom Hanks' career as he used to be a comedy guy who turned to drama in a way which would paved for future stars such as Jim Carrey(The Truman Show),Reese Witherspoon(Walk the Line) and Will Ferrell(Stranger Than Fiction) to name a few.Also staring in this great movie classic are Robin Wright-Penn who plays Jenny,Gary Sinise who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Lieutenant Dan Taylor,Mykelti Williamson as Forrest's best friend and shrimper Benjamin Buford"Bubba" Blue and Sally Field as Mrs.Gump.This film was nominated for a total of thirteen Academy Awards but won six of them which include Best Film Editing,Best Visual Effects,Best Adapted Screenplay,Best Picture,Best Director-Robert Zemeckis and Best Actor-Tom Hanks.This is one masterpiece of a movie that will not be forgotten about in a long time.Bravo!


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