Forrest Gump

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"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
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"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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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Disc 1 - Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter; ; Commentary by Wendy Finerman; ; Disc 2 - Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump Documentary; ; The Magic of Makeup; Through the Ears of Forrest Gump - Sound Design; ; Building the World of Gump - Production Design; Seeing is Believing - 11 Visual Effects; ; Photo Gallery; Screen Tests; Theatrical Trailers
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A paean to the enduring values of faith, humility, and common decency, 1994's Forrest Gump remains a shining beacon that overlooks the sea of coarse, cynical, and violent movies currently proffered by Hollywood filmmakers. Tom Hanks won a much-deserved Academy Award for his portrayal of the eponymous protagonist, a dull-witted member of the baby-boom generation who overcomes adversity, survives war, enjoys success, and transforms the lives of all who come into contact with him. Robin Wright is unaccountably touching as the girl he loves; Gary Sinise offers a sharply limned portrayal as Forrest’s scornful army buddy; and Sally Field is memorable as his devoted, long-suffering mother. Director Robert Zemeckis won an Oscar for his inspired directing, which partially blunts the satirical edge of Winston Groom’s novel but creates an alternative reality that’s much more soothing to audiences. Digital technology -- innovative for 1994, when the movie was produced -- places Forrest at the scene of decisive historical and cultural events recorded on film over several decades, which lends a comforting air of inevitability to his personal odyssey. Uplifting, warm, and sweet without being saccharine, Forrest Gump celebrates the human spirit with a sureness few contemporary films have ever achieved. The two-disc DVD Special Edition offers a whopping two hours of supplemental features, including a behind-the-scenes documentary on the film’s production; separate featurettes demonstrating the creation of makeup, sound, and visual effects; and photo galleries, screen tests, and theatrical trailers. Additionally, Zemeckis, producers Steve Starkey and Wendy Finerman, and production designer Rick Carter provide commentaries to accompany the film itself.
All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Forrest Gump is the Baby Boom generation's tribute to itself, a panorama of American culture from the sleepy South of the 1950s to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. The film is a technical masterpiece, skillfully weaving together numerous cultural reference points, all without ever causing the audience to pause for thought. Director Robert Zemeckis and a team of top-notch special effects experts convincingly combined actors with archival footage so that Gump (Michael Conner Humphreys as a child and Tom Hanks as an adult) gets to interact with many famous personalities of the day. Of particular note are Gump's scenes at the University of Alabama, where Forrest meets then-governor George Wallace (via newsreel footage) and football coach Bear Bryant (actor Sonny Shroyer). Similarly outstanding are the sequences set in Vietnam and the later shrimpboat scenes with Gump's best friend (Gary Sinise), a legless war veteran. Forrest Gump won six Oscars, including Best Picture, over critical favorites Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. An interesting sidelight to Hanks' Best Actor win is Jessica Lange's also set-in-Alabama Best Actress performance in Blue Sky in the same year. The wins, however, did not lead Hollywood to rush to set more films in the "Heart of Dixie" state.
Washington Post
Forrest Gump is as poignant as it is romantic, for it is not only a love story but a war story featuring fine supporting performances from Gary Sinise, as a bitter amputee who becomes Forrest's first mate on the shrimp boat, and Mykelti Williamson, as the hero's equally guileless war buddy whom Forrest rescues during an ambush by the Viet Cong. Rita Kempley
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
What a magical movie.

Forrest Gump is as poignant as it is romantic, for it is not only a love story but a war story featuring fine supporting performances from Gary Sinise, as a bitter amputee who becomes Forrest's first mate on the shrimp boat, and Mykelti Williamson, as the hero's equally guileless war buddy whom Forrest rescues during an ambush by the Viet Cong. Rita Kempley
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • UPC: 097360746648
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:21:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
Robin Wright Jenny Curran
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
Joe Alaskey Voice Only
Sam Anderson Principal Hancock
Peter Bannon Local Correspondent #2
Geoffrey Blake Wesley
Charles Boswell Aging Hippie
Stephen Wesley Bridgewater Hospital Officer
David Brisbin Newscaster
Michael Burgess Cleveland
Dick Cavett Himself
Hallie D'Amore Waitress in Cafe
Kevin Davis Black Panther
Peter Dobson Young Elvis Presley
Nora Dunfee Elderly Southern Woman
Siobhan Fallon School Bus Driver
Don Fischer Army Recruiter
John Galt Voice Only
Al Harrington Local Anchor #1
Harold G. Herthum Doctor
Mike Jolly Club Patron
George Kelly Barber
Aaron Michael Lacey Lt. Venetti
Ellen Lewis
Jason McGuire Fat Teen
Byron Minns Wounded Soldier
Afemo Omilami Drill Sergeant
Haley Joel Osment Forrest Junior
Bob Penny Cronie
Paul Raczkowski Man in VW Bug
Brett Rice High School Football Coach
Gary Robinson Bus Recruit
Sonny Shroyer College Football Coach
Mary Ellen Trainor Jenny's Babysitter
Valentino Chinese Ping Pong Player
John Voldstad Club Patron
Joe Washington Local Anchor #2
Jeff Winner Club Patron
Technical Credits
Robert Zemeckis Director
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Don Burgess Cinematographer
Rick Carter Production Designer
Judith A. Cory Makeup
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
James C. Feng Set Decoration/Design
Wendy Finerman Producer
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
Ellen Lewis Casting
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
Eric Roth Screenwriter
Dennis S. Sands Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Steve Starkey Asst. Director, Producer
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Jim Teegarden Art Director
Steve Tisch Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Forrest Gump
1. I'm Forrest...Forrest Gump [:15]
2. Mama [2:38]
3. Like Peas and Carrots [1:48]
4. Run Forrest Run! [:48]
5. Private Gump [:43]
6. Lieutenant Dan [:26]
7. By Best Good Friend [2:16]
8. Wounded In The Buttocks [:40]
9. You're My Girl [2:43]
10. National Celebrity [5:27]
11. Happy New Year [2:04]
12. Shrimp Boat Captain [5:26]
13. Bubba Gump [1:44]
14. Mama's Trip To Heaven [2:02]
15. Jenny Comes Home [:31]
16. A Little Run [:11]
17. Forrest Meets Forrest [1:21]
18. Beloved Mother, Wife and Friend [6:51]
19. Credits [2:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Forrest Gump
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         French
      Subtitle Options
         English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
         Subtitles: None
   Audio Commentary
      Audio Commentary With Director Robert Zemeckis, Producer Steve Starkey and Production Designer Rick Carter
      Audio Commentary with Producer Wendy Finerman
   Scene Selection
Disc #2 -- Forrest Gump
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Subtitles: None
   Through The Eyes of Forrest Gump: Documentary
   Production Featurettes
      Screen Tests
         Michael Conner Humphrey (Young Forrest) and Hanna R. Hall (Young Jenny)
            Test #1
            Test #2
            Test #3
         Robin Wright (Jenny)
            Test #1
            Test #2
         Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump, Jr.)
            Test #1
            Test #2
      Building the World of Gump: Production Design
      Seeing Is Believing: The Visual Effects of Forrest Gump
         Birth of a Nation
         Run Forrest, Run
         Martin Luther King, Jr
         George Wallace
         Vietnam
         Ping Pong With George Bush
         Lyndon B. Johnson
         Enhancing Reality
         John Lennon With Dick Cavett
         Lt. Dan's Legs
         Richard Nixon
      Through the Ears of Forrest Gump: Sound Design
         The Bike
         Crowds
         Vietnam
         Rain
         Ping Pong
      The Magic of Makeup
   Trailers
      Theatrical Trailer
      Remember Trailer
   Photo Gallery
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Love the movie and soundtrack; love Tom Hanks. In my humble opin

    Love the movie and soundtrack; love Tom Hanks. In my humble opinion this is one of the best movies ever made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    a true great movie way to go Tom Hanks!

    Tom Hanks did a fasanating job as the Forrest Gump who was a special boy who became a man and loved Jenny the girl he met as a boy and i laugh at Lieunt Dan he's real funny he quote have you found Jesus yet Gump? Foresst replies i didn't know i was suppose to be looking for him sir LoL now thats funny and its true life is a box of chocaltes you never know what you gonna get!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One Of The Greatest Movie Ever!

    There have already been a ton of reviews on this movie, as well there should be, so I won't go into a whole lot of detail here, but this is absolutely, positively one of my favorite movies of all time, hands down. I remeber first seeing this movie in the theatre with my dad, brother, and grandpa on a guy's night out when I was in junior high, and I fell in love with it instantly. I have probably seen this movie at least another 30 times since then too, if not more, and have it sitting proudly in the collection pieces section of my movie collection. If you have not seen this movie, you are truly missing out. Everyone needs to see this movie at least once!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful movie!!

    I love this movie.
    It is in particular the movie which can feel greatness of the presence of mother for a child.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Forrest Gump

    In my home this is an all-time classic. It has our favorite balance of tasteful humor, interesting plot and enough realism to capture our hearts without going overboard. Tom Hanks does a masterful job of portraying Forest, a seemingly simple character, who proves to have amazing love and loyalty (as well as many other talents and skills). We find ourselves quoting lines from this film and will never think of shrimp the same way was again. If you haven't seen this movie - what are you waiting for? It is a must see.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I just loved this movie.

    There are just some movies that move you and this was one of them. However, I feel that way about a lot of Tom Hanks movies. My husband and myself must have watched this movie atleast 25 to 30 times and we still are not tired of it. Anyone who enjoys Tom Hanks will love this movie. It is a movie that will touch everyones heart. <BR/> We loved it so much that when we brought home our little furry child "a siberian husky" we named him "Konotoki's Littlest Forrest Gump" and Forrest Gump Barger was his name. But Sadly we lost him last year at the age of 8yrs to a stroke and since then I haven't been able to watch to many movies that have siberians in them or his name sake movie as of yet but one day soon I will watch his movie with a box of tissues and rejoice at the life and love of Forrest Gump!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love Forrest Gump!

    Forrest Gump is a heart-warming story about a man and his life story. It starts with Forrest sitting on a bench, when a woman comes and sits down next to him. That is when he starts to tell his story about Jenny, the Vietnam War, Bubba, the shrimping boat etc. Overall, this is a great movie that all should eventually see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still running good after all these years.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Is this not the coolest movie in the world?

    This movie might as well be a big history book. Plus the war/army seens are just so awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Life's a box of chocolates!!!!!!!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Well deserved Academy Award

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Stupid is as stupid does"

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF..

    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...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie of all time

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantasic 'Forrest'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MOVIE

    IN THE SOUTH WE LIKE THIS MOVIE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lessons With Laughter Included

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stupidity Is Praiseworthy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Forrest Gump

    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.

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