Forrest Gump (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Tom Hanks

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Studio Paramount
SKU 211876782
UPC 097360715941
UPC 14 00097360715941
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Blockbuster
Character Study
Essential Cinema
Heartwarming
History
Mental Illness
Nostalgic
Recommended
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Wise Fools
Editors Note
Note The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate, and more are presented from the perspective of Tom Hanks's loveably slow-witted Forrest Gump as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Hanks leads an excellent cast, featuring Robin Wright Penn as Jenny, Forrest's lifelong love; Gary Sinise as the irascible Lt. Dan, his Vietnam superior; Mykelti Williamson as Bubba, a shrimp-loving soldier; and Sally Fields as his devoted mother. Robert Zemeckis's emotional, heartwarming film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Director, Actor--Tom Hanks, and Adapted Screenplay.
Plot Summary
Summary The magical story of Forrest Gump, a sweet-natured idiot savant from rural Alabama. As he goes down the road of life, mouthing pithy and quotable homilies, he encounters luminaries such as John Lennon, Elvis Presley and JFK. But all the while he can't forget one special girl from his childhood...
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Now the really good thing about meetin' the President of the United States is the food."
Quote "My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump!" -- Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
Quote "Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get" -- Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
Reviews
Rolling Stone "FORREST GUMP is a movie heartbreaker of oddball wit and startling grace..." 07/14/1994 p.98-9
Sight and Sound "...A strong sense of narrative coherence....Even more impressive is the use of special effects..." 10/01/1994 p.41-2
New York Times "...An accomplished feat of cyber-cinema....Hanks's Forrest has an unerring sincerity and charm..." 07/06/1994 p.C9
Los Angeles Times "...There is magic in FORREST GUMP..." 07/06/1994 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...A story rich in big laughs and quiet truths..." 07/06/1994 p.33
A.V. Club "FORREST GUMP is beautifully paced, with a surprising amount of time dedicated to the characters just drinking in their surroundings..." 11/18/2009
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Actors
Tom Hanks
Cast & Crew
Robin Wright - Star
David Brisbin - Star
Sally Field - Star
Haley Joel Osment - Star
Tom Hanks - Star
Gary Sinise - Star
Mykelti Williamson - Star
Eric Roth - Screenwriter
Arthur Schmidt - Editor
Alan Silvestri - Composer
Robert Zemeckis - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
UPC 00097360715941
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 141 minutes
Color Color
Awards
Name Tom Hanks
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1994
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Robert Zemeckis
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1994
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Eric Roth
Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1994
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
Slip Sleeve, English, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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