Forrest Gump (1994)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Eric Roth, Winston Groom
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Connor Humphries, Ha Rod G. Hetham/ Sam Anderson/ Ione M. Trechey/ Peter Dobson/ Sibhan Fallon/ Elizabeth Hanks/ Hannah Hall/ Christopher Jones / Rob Landry / Jason McGuire / Sonny Shroyer / Ed Davis / Daniel C. Sripek / David Brisbin / Deborah McTeer / Al Harrington/ Afemo O’Meara/ John Woldstad/ Michael Burgess/ Eric Underwood/ Byron Mings/ Stephen Buggigwater/ John William Galt / Hilary Shapland / Isabel Ross / Richard D’Alessandro / Dick Stilwell / Michael Jess / Jeffrey Black / Vanessa Ross / Dick Cavett / Mara Sucharetza / Joe Arraski / W. Benson Terry / …
Genre: Drama / Romance / Inspirational / Humanity
Region: United States
Release: 1994-06-23 (Los Angeles premiere) / 1994-07-06 (USA)
Length: 142 minutes
AKA: Forrest Gump
Rating: IMDB 8.8 / Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) was born in a closed town in Alabama in the southern United States shortly after the end of World War II. He was congenitally mentally handicapped and his IQ was only 75. Encourage Forrest Gump to “Stupid People Have Stupid Blessings” and ask him to strive for self-improvement.
A-Gump went to school like an ordinary child, and met his lifelong friend and beloved Jenny (played by Robin Wright Penn). Stop running.
Forrest Gump became a rugby superstar, a Vietnam War hero, a table tennis diplomatic envoy, and a billionaire. However, he never forgot Jenny.
One day, A-Gump received a letter from Jenny, and they finally met again…
Forrest Gump is a classic American comedy-drama film released in 1994, directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, and Sally Field.
The story follows the life of Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and participates in some of the most defining moments of American history from the 1950s to the 1980s. Despite his mental limitations, Forrest becomes a successful businessman, a championship-winning college football player, a war hero, and a friend to many notable figures in history.
The film is known for its iconic catchphrases, including “Life is like a box of chocolates,” and its blend of humor, drama, and romance. It explores themes such as the American dream, destiny, and the power of love and friendship.
Forrest Gump was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $677 million worldwide and winning six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Tom Hanks. The film has become a cultural touchstone and has been widely regarded as one of the greatest American films ever made.