DVD 142 mins IMDB 8.3 (114,049 votes) top 250: #94
Forrest Gump - Special Collector's Edition
Paramount Pictures (1994)
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Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
Robin Wright Penn Jenny Curran (as Robin Wright)
Gary Sinise Lt. Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue
Sally Field Mrs. Gump
Rebecca Williams Nurse at Park Bench
Michael Conner Humphreys Young Forrest Gump
Harold G. Herthum Doctor (as Harold Herthum)
George Kelly Barber
Bob Penny Crony
Hanna R. Hall Young Jenny Curran
Jeffrey Winner Club Patron
Hallie D'Amore Waitress in Cafe
Robin Wright
John Randall Crony
Sam Anderson Principal
Margo Moorer Louise, Mrs. Gump's Housekeeper
Ione M. Telech Elderly Woman
Christine Seabrook Elderly Woman's Daughter

Director Robert Zemeckis
Producer Wendy Finerman; Steve Starkey; Steve Tisch
Writer Winston Groom; Eric Roth
Cinematography Don Burgess
Musician Gus Cannon; Erik Darling; Ruth E. David; David Michael Frank; Jimi Hendrix; Alan Silvestri; Fay Voss; Hosea Woods
User Credit 1 Arthur Schmidt
User Credit 2 Joanna Johnston

"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. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 097361564449
Region Region 1
Chapters 19
Release Date 5/13/2003
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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User Text 1 Drug content, some sensuality and war violence.
User Text 2 The world will never be the same once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump.
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Trivia: The scene where Forrest receives his Congressional Medal of Honor is actual footage. The footage is of Sgt. Sammy L. Davis receiving his award. Ret. Sgt. Davis routinely speaks to schools and says he is "very honored and humbled" that it's his ceremony that was used for the film. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Forrest leaves the mower with grass in front of it when he goes to meet Jenny. When they cut back to him, the mower is sitting next to the cut grass, not in the middle of it. (more)

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

Awards: Won 6 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 37 nominations (more)