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Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, 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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Top Rated Movies #12 | Won 6 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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Harold G. Herthum ...
Doctor (as Harold Herthum)
George Kelly ...
Barber
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Crony
John Randall ...
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Louise
Ione M. Telech ...
Elderly Woman
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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

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

£11,302,303 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

$330,252,182 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The traffic flow around squares in Savannah is normally counterclockwise. The flow was reversed for the movie in order to have the bus doors open into the square. See more »

Goofs

Forrest's hands on the swing ropes when listening to his mother entertain the school inspector. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Catch Me If You Can (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Don't Know Why) But I Do
(1961)
by Paul Gayten and Robert Charles Guidry (as Robert Guidry)
Performed by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
Courtesy of MCA Records
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One of the best films of the 90's
1 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Winston Groom's Forrest Gump was a novel that was complicated, but (Oscar winning) director Robert Zemeckis brings events together with visual effects that boggle even George Lucas.

And leading the film in this odyssey of American life is Tom Hanks playing Gump (he won his second Oscar for his portrayal) in a film that shows one man who goes through many events in history to find the one he loves. Well done, well acted, and well directed to pythagorean procision. A++


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