Forrest Gump

6 July 1994142 min, ,

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


A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

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Cast & Crew

Tom Hanks

Forrest Gump

Robin Wright

Jenny Curran

Gary Sinise

Dan Taylor

Michael Conner Humphreys

Young Forrest Gump

Hanna Hall

Young Jenny Curran

Haley Joel Osment

Forrest Gump Jr.

Siobhan Fallon Hogan

School Bus Driver

Afemo Omilami

Drill Sergeant

Peter Dobson

Young Elvis Presley

Sonny Shroyer

College Football Coach



Steve Starkey

Second Unit Director


Eric Roth




Don Burgess

Director of Photography



Rick Carter

Production Design

Nancy Haigh

Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up

Joanna Johnston

Costume Design

Fun Facts of Movie

  • When Forrest gets up to talk at the Vietnam rally in Washington, the microphone plug is pulled and you cannot hear him. According to Tom Hanks, “Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.”
  • Tom Hanks was not paid for this film. Instead, he took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of $40 million.
  • The line, “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump,” was ad libbed by Tom Hanks while filming the scene, and director Robert Zemeckis liked it so much that he decided to keep it in.
  • When Forrest first learns to play ping-pong in the infirmary, he is told the trick is to “keep his eye on the ball at all times” by another soldier. After that moment, whenever he is shown playing ping-pong, he never blinks.
  • With every transition of Forrest’s age, one thing remains the same. In the first scene of each transition, he wears a blue plaid shirt.

(Source: IMDb)

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