Forrest GumpDirector: Robert Zemeckis
"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… See more details below
"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.
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Cast & Crew
|Tom Hanks||Forrest Gump|
|Robin Wright||Jenny Curran|
|Gary Sinise||Lt. Dan Taylor|
|Mykelti Williamson||Bubba Blue|
|Sally Field||Mrs. Gump|
|Michael Conner Humphreys||Young Forrest|
|Hanna R. Hall||Young Jenny Curran|
|Harold G. Herthum||Doctor|
|Sam Anderson||Principal Hancock|
|Peter Dobson||Young Elvis Presley|
|Siobhan Fallon||School Bus Driver|
|Jason McGuire||Fat Teen|
|Sonny Shroyer||College Football Coach|
|Brett Rice||High School Football Coach|
|Al Harrington||Local Anchor #1|
|Gary Robinson||Bus Recruit|
|Afemo Omilami||Drill Sergeant|
|Mike Jolly||Club Patron|
|John Voldstad||Club Patron|
|Jeff Winner||Club Patron|
|Byron Minns||Wounded Soldier|
|Stephen Wesley Bridgewater||Hospital Officer|
|John Galt||President Johnson|
|Kevin Davis||Black Panther|
|Paul Raczkowski||Man in VW Bug|
|Valentino||Chinese Ping Pong Player|
|Joe Alaskey||Richard M. Nixon|
|Peter Bannon||Local Correspondent #2|
|Joe Washington||Local Anchor #2|
|Nora Dunfee||Elderly Southern Woman|
|Hallie D'Amore||Waitress in Cafe|
|Charles Boswell||Aging Hippie|
|Mary Ellen Trainor||Jenny's Babysitter|
|Don Fischer||Army Recruiter|
|Haley Joel Osment||Forrest Junior|
|Aaron Michael Lacey||Lt. Venetti|
|Rick Carter||Production Designer|
|Judith A. Cory||Makeup|
|James C. Feng||Set Decoration/Design|
|Nancy Haigh||Set Decoration/Design|
|Tom Johnson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Joanna Johnston||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|William B. Kaplan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Erin Kemp||Set Decoration/Design|
|Elizabeth Lapp||Set Decoration/Design|
|Leslie McDonald||Art Director|
|Bruce G. Moriarty||Asst. Director|
|Charles James Newirth||Co-producer,Production Designer|
|Lauren Polizzi||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ken Ralston||Special Effects|
|Dennis S. Sands||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Alan Silvestri||Score Composer|
|Steve Starkey||Asst. Director,Producer|
|Jim Teegarden||Art Director|
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Love the movie and soundtrack; love Tom Hanks. In my humble opinion this is one of the best movies ever made.
How this movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture over Pulp Fiction and Quiz Show will be as great a mystery as Stonehenge or the Bermuda Triangle. Sure it is cute and the scenes with famous people are cool (though denatured on television) but essentially this is like listening to one piano note played over and over for nearly four hours (much like Rainman). Fortunately we are spared from learning a valuable lesson about the mentally challenged and instead are treated to little vignettes where the insipid but well-meaning Forrest globehops from incident to incident either screwing them up or gaining advantage. As frightening as Triumph of the Will, this film should serve as a warning of what is going to happen to us if we embrace the stupid. This is already occuring at an astonishing pace judicially. Well, you were warned.
I have wacthed the movie a few times becouse it always keeped me interested and in my seat ready to wacth it agian even though it is a four hour movie. But then I had to read the book, I thought it was going to basically be the same thing. But when I started to read the the book it was a different thing. I have read some other reviews about the movie and I don't agree with the runner's opion on the movie becouse I thought the movie was well worth the wascth for it being so long you dont even notice how fast he time goes buy. It is not a big mystery on how they won all those awards. They had very good actors and actress. there scenes were done very well. I thought this movie was worth only four stars becouse the book was better and if you want to understand it better the movie you should read the book, you'll learn more about the characters and the ones that arent even in the movie. The movie was a very good wacth and I would recommened it to any one who want's almost every thing in one movie. Like action, love, drama and so on.
I have read the book and wacthed the movie. I think they are both very well done projects. A book very well done, was made and written so good that I just keeped on reading it. The movie was very well to, Its a very enjoyble wacth for basically anyone. But they did have many differences. For example forrest played high school football as well as colledge. He did become a allstar and did meet the president of the United States of America. But in the book he meet the president several times. He even sat down and wathed the old tube and ate breakfest with the highest rank man in the world. He met Jenny of course in both of them but in the book he played the harmonica in a couple of hippie bands. One of them were called the cracked eggs. In the book he was a astronout, he wasn't in the move. In the book he got stuck on a crazy island with some cannibals. But he ended up surviveing it with a new friend a monkey. I would reccomened both of these to anyone who thinks they know it all about the old box of chocolates.
Horrible movie bringing to the screen some of the worst ideals and morals of the 1990s as objects of praise. The theme of the movie is that achievements due to fool's luck and sheer coincidence are just as praiseworthy, if not more so, than accomplishments due to intelligence, competence, and effort. Altogether a very poor message about what standards of excellence should be in society. Just as with the film itself, appearance is more important than substance; indicating only how, out of pity, we choose to lower our standards of achievement to make those who are inept feel proud of themselves.
IN THE SOUTH WE LIKE THIS MOVIE.
For those of us who lived in those times, it was all very real--but NOT. A delightfully funny twist on past events. A 'roast' so to speak of the happenings of the time. Hey, you've got to laugh or cry--I choose to laugh and this movie helped me to do so.
I love Forrest Gump. It really shows something. Anyone can do anything. If you haven't seen this movie, you haven't seen nothin'! It's about a handicapped man who does amazing things. It's a classic.
forrest gump has got to be one of the best movie's of all time! it says it for itself. just watch the movie, and you too, will be moved. it's both funny and very emotional(especially when jenny dies and forrest's mommy). my fav. part is when forrest talks with forrest jr. at the bus stop. haley joel osment and tom hanks are so cute for their roles. tom hanks was BORN to play as Forrest Gump!
I LOVED THIS MOVIE. ESPECIALLY FORREST; HE IS SOOOOO DREAMY. TOM HANKS IS MY MAN AND NO ONE ELSE MAY HAVE HIM. GO FORREST GO FORREST GO!!! RUN, INTO MY ARMS...
Imagine you are the most dull-witted individual on the planet and grace every major historical event in history. Then I guess you are Forrest Gump. This movie is as charming and heartwarming as the first time you watched it.
This is a great movie, its show the rewards (in though the were a little big) of just keep your, he never let any one down and always did the right thing, and he was the most inosent person
A film that expresses faith, and courage brought a heartwarming movie to the american people. Tom Hanks earned a well deserved Academy Award in this film about a man whos struggles with humility and the absence of being normal growing up in Alabama. Along the way Forrest Gump meets his match when he befriends a girl named Jenny(Robin Wright). When forrest becomes older he goes on to play football for Alabama. After forrest eventually joins the army and goes to vietnam along side Lt. Dan Taylor (Gary Sinise). Forrest Gump is a must see movie. Tom Hanks gives an outstanding performance in one of the most talked about movies. Although it does contain some content so i wouldnt let young children watch it. Director Robert Zemickis gives one of the best movies out there for everyone to see. The DVD is something everyone should own or have. The two disk DVD offers deleted scenes and bonus features.
This movie might as well be a big history book. Plus the war/army seens are just so awesome.
This is a movie I could watch over and over. My parents liked it , my brothers liked it , and I liked it too. I rented it a couple of times on VHS. I bought a couple of movies on DVD for Christmas this year and guess which one of them it was That's Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was this movie and it was the Paramount 2 disc(s) special collector's edition DVD!!!!!! I"LL Never Be Sorry For Buying It!!!!!!!!!!!!
This could be the best movie of all time. We all know it's way better than Citizen Kane. Remember two things from the film. 1. LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET. 2. MIRACLES "DO" HAPPEN EVERYDAY.