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Cast overview, first billed only:

Tom Hanks ... Forrest Gump

Rebecca Williams ... Nurse at Park Bench

Sally Field ... Mrs. Gump

Michael Conner Humphreys ... Young Forrest

Harold G. Herthum ... Doctor (as Harold Herthum)

George Kelly ... Barber

Bob Penny ... Crony

John Randall ... Crony

Sam Anderson ... Principal

Margo Moorer ... Louise

Ione M. Telech ... Elderly Woman

Christine Seabrook ... Elderly Woman's Daughter

John Worsham ... Southern Gentleman / Landowner

Peter Dobson ... Young Elvis Presley

Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... School Bus Driver (as Siobhan J. Fallon)

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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

Plot Keywords:
vietnam war | amputee | war hero | vietnam | mother | See All (224)

Life is like a box of never know what you're gonna get. See more

Comedy | 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) See more

Also Known As:

Forrest Gump: The IMAX Experience See more

Filming Locations:
Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more

Box Office
$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:
11,302,303 (UK) (11 November 1994)

$329,691,196 (USA)
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Company Credits
Production Co:
Paramount Pictures See more

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Technical Specs
142 min

Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital

Black and White | Color

Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1

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Did You Know?

The pair of shoes that Jenny gives to Forrest as a gift were Nike's 1974 Cortez running
shoes. Tom Hanks wore a similar pair of Nike shoes (white with red swoosh) in The Man
With One Red Shoe (1985). See more

The Army Recruiter's top two ribbons on his uniform - Army Commendation Medal and
Purple Heart - are out of order. See more
[first lines]
Forrest Gump: Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
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Referenced in The Biggest Loser: Episode #12.8 (2011) See more

Where Have All The Flowers Gone
by Pete Seeger
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