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Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

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Harold G. Herthum ...
Doctor (as Harold Herthum)
George Kelly ...
Barber
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Crony
John Randall ...
Crony
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Louise
Ione M. Telech ...
Elderly Woman
Christine Seabrook ...
Elderly Woman's Daughter
John Worsham ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elizabeth Hanks: the girl in the school bus with the red hair is Tom Hanks's daughter. See more »

Goofs

The moon is shown as waxing, almost full, and is lit from the top right; an impossible situation at night. See more »

Quotes

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

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Soundtracks

Aquarius
(1964-67)
Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot (as Gault McDermott)
Performed by The 5th Dimension (as The Fifth Dimension)
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Purity and innocence retained
31 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie easily a half a dozen times, and I find that the beauty of the film is how Forrest Gump not only shares his innocence and purity with others, including the audience, he also manages to retain that innocence and purity through some very difficult times. As a Viet Nam veteran, and a college graduate of the late Sixties, I could of course personally relate to the various periods that Forrest Gump endures. I would only mention that the skillful and seamless blending of music, action, and period costume was enthralling. And yet it was so perfectly understated that Forrest Gump's travels through thirty five years of the stormiest and most meaningful years of American history only became clearly defined for the viewer. Even more so than the well known chocolates quote as a metaphor for life, I felt that the remark that stupid is what you do is probably more workable for most of us.


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