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

The famous quote that Forrest uses about life being like a box of chocolates is not completely original to the film or the adapted novel. It was used slightly differently in the British film The Likely Lads (1976) where the term used was 'the chocolate box of life'. The sentence in the movie is based on the very first sentence in the novel: "Let me say this: bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates". See more »

Goofs

During the 4th of July 1976 celebration scene at Forest's house with Jenny, the fireworks show on the television shows the Statue of Liberty after it was restored. The Statue was restored in 1986. 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 My Name Is Earl: Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck (2007) 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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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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