Forrest Gump Movie

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Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Robert Zemeckis, Eric Roth, Gary Sinise, Wendy Finerman, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson

drug content, some sensuality and war violence

Runtime: 2 hrs, 22 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

"Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon.

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Who stars in Forrest Gump: Cast List

... Forrest Gump

"News of the World" , "The Lost Symbol"  

... Jenny Curran

"Land" , "Wonder Woman 1984"  

... Lt. Dan Taylor

"I Still Believe" , "Joe Bell"  

... Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue

"Emperor" , "Fences"  

... Mrs. Gump

"The Amazing Spider-Man" , "The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Beginning"  

Who's making Forrest Gump: Crew List

A look at the Forrest Gump behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Robert Zemeckis last directed The Witches and Welcome to Marwen. The film's writer Eric Roth last wrote Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.


Eric Roth


Wendy Finerman

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Production: What we know about Forrest Gump?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Forrest Gump Release Date: When was the film released?

Forrest Gump was released in 1994 on Wednesday, July 6, 1994 ().

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