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Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 July 1994 (USA)
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While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

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

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Rebecca Williams ...
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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 ...
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

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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:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Forrest Gump: The IMAX Experience  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,302,303 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

$329,691,196 (USA)
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Trivia

This was one of two movies released in 1994 to have it's main character named Forrest. The other was On Deadly Ground (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the integration of the University of Alabama, the soldiers escorting the black students are depicted as paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division. This was actually performed by the Alabama National Guard, after they put under direct federal control by President John F. Kennedy. 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 The Ricky Gervais Show: Munchies (2011) See more »

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
(1969)
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by B.J. Thomas
Courtesy of Highland Music, Inc.
by arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Life's Lessons in one Movie...
25 May 2005 | by (Divide, Colorado) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I didn't appreciate it like I do now. I think it may have been because I was so young when I first saw it. Just recently I saw the movie again. What an amazing story and moving meaning. That movie teaches you so much about life and the meaning of it. That life isn't as bad as most people make it seem. That an innocent man can impact so many lives with his innocence. The meaning of the movie to me is that everyone needs to have a better outlook on life. That we need to appreciate more of the little things and not let the big things hold us back. That truly although life may throw us trials and tribulations like a box of chocolates but that we have to just bite into it and get through it even if we don't like it. That we all need to hold true to our values and not sink into a place that feels like there's no hope... I just love this movie. And anyone who hasn't seen it or who thinks that don't like it I seriously suggest seeing it or seeing it again. It truly is amazing...


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