Editor's NoteThe 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.
Cast & Crew
|Haley Joel Osment|
|Eric Roth - Screenwriter|
|Arthur Schmidt - Editor|
|Alan Silvestri - Composer|
|Robert Zemeckis - Director|
Plot SummaryThe 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...
|"Now the really good thing about meetin' the President of the United States is the food."|
|"My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump!" ---- Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)|
|"Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get" ---- Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)|