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Forrest Gump (1994)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Forrest Gump
Rebecca Williams ... Nurse at Park Bench
... Mrs. Gump
... Young Forrest
Harold G. Herthum ... Doctor (as Harold Herthum)
George Kelly ... Barber
... Crony
John Randall ... Crony
... Principal
... Louise
Ione M. Telech ... Elderly Woman
Christine Seabrook ... Elderly Woman's Daughter
John Worsham ... Southern Gentleman / Landowner
... Young Elvis Presley
... 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:

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 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

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

Around the 1:24:00 mark, Forrest is recovering from being shot in buttock. He is sitting in a chair watching the guys play ping-pong. Behind one of the guys playing ping pong, you can see "Lt. Dan's" character sitting in back ground smoking a cigarette with his legs crossed. That is not possible as Lt. Dan's legs were amputated. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hanky Panky
(1963)
by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
Performed by Tommy James and Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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In my opinion, no film has touched me more than this one.....
14 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Quite simply, the greatest film ever made.

Humour, sadness, action, drama and a Vietnam film all rolled into one.

I'm not a stone cold, heartless villain, but it takes a lot to make me cry when I watch a movie. Bambi's mother, I couldn't care less. Jimmy Stewart in, "Oh, what a wonderful life," - yeah right! The Lion King, when Mufasa bites the big one - on the verge.

But seriously - I bawled my big brown eyes out, on several occasions in this film. A real tear-jerker, and a wonderful character, played to perfection by Tom Hanks. Every bit as worthy for the Oscar as Rooney was to win the Premiership in 2007.

I cannot say it enough: This is THE film of all time. Watch it, and you'll see.


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