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"Run, Forrest, run...." Let's face it, you didn't read those words, you actually said them in your head... or maybe you said them out loud. The fact that people hear those words, instead of merely reading them is proof positive of the enduring allure of this iconic movie.
So, what's the appeal?
Never mind Tom Hanks' stellar performance in the role of Forrest, a slow, but lovable, lug who always sees the best in people and life. Never mind the all-star cast of Hanks, Robin Wright as Jenny Curran, Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, and Sally Field as Forrest's mother. And never mind the excellent direction by Robert Zemeckis. The story is a darn good one. Based on a 1986 Winston Groom novel of the same name, the movie, released in 1994, told an engaging and heartwarming tale of the persistence of the human spirit. The film did well at the box office, earning nearly $700 million from a tight budget of only $55 million, and it won a whole host of awards.
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At the beginning of the film, the feather lands at Forrest's feet and he picks up the feather and puts it in his book.
Tom Hanks won an Academy Award for Best Actor in Forrest Gump in 1995!
It's 1981 and he is sitting at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia.
Forrest grew up in Greenbow, Alabama during the 1950s.
Forrest was bullied for his leg braces, but eventually ran away from them and his braces fell off and he ran free and fast!
Jenny Curran was portrayed by actress Robin Wright.
Forrest narrates that after they first met as kids on the school bus, they were inseparable friends.
The full quote is, "My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
Sally Field was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
This was Forrest's response to Bubba's mother when she asked him, "Are you crazy? or just plain stupid?"
Forrest is really good at his drill exercises!
Bubba's real name was Benjamin Buford Blue.
Mykelti Williamson was born on March 4, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bubba suggests that he and Forrest go into business together once they get out of the Army.
The Vietnam War occurred from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975.
Bubba was killed during an ambush. Before he died, he said to Forrest, "I wanna go home."
Forrest told President Johnson that he was his "in the butt-ocks" and proceeds to show him!
Lt. Dan was played by actor Gary Sinise who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995.
Forrest Gump was released on June 23, 1994 and made a whopping $677.9 million at the box office!
Lt. Dan lost both of his legs and didn't want to live without his legs, so he was really mad at Forrest for saving his life.
Forrest began playing competitively against Chinese teams.
Forrest buys a shrimping boat to fulfill his promise to Bubba.
Forrest reunites with Jenny at an anti-war rally in Washington DC.
One day he stopped and said, "I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now.
Forrest proposes to Jenny, but she says no, saying, "You don't wanna marry me."
Forrest is sitting on a bench with a box of chocolates in his lap. He reaches it out and offers a chocolate.
Turns out Forrest is a Dad and Jenny named the son after him!
Theirs was the only boat to survive Hurricane Carmen and they ended up making a lot of money!!
They become financially secure for the rest of their lives!
Although he once proposed to her, now she was ready. Jenny proposes to Forrest and they are married back in Greenbow.
It is presumed, though never specified, that Jenny suffered from HIV/AIDS.
Drill Sergeant replies, "Jesus H. Christ!!"
The 1986 novel Forrest Gump was written by Winston Groom.
It won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.
The original yellow Curious George book cover is seen in the movie.