Forrest Gump

The Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director Robert Zemeckis, and Best Actor Tom Hanks, this unlikely story of a slow-witted but good-hearted man somehow at the center of the pivotal events of the 20th century is a funny and heartwarming epic. Hanks plays the title character, a shy Southern boy in love with his childhood best friend (Robin Wright) who finds that his ability to run fast takes him places. As an All-Star football player he meets John F. Kennedy; as a soldier in Vietnam he's a war hero; and as a world champion Ping-Pong player he's hailed by Richard Nixon. Becoming a successful shrimp-boat captain, he still yearns for the love of his life, who takes a quite different and much sadder path in life. The visual effects incorporating Hanks into existing newsreel footage is both funny and impressive, but the heart of the film lies in its sweet love story and in the triumphant performance of Hanks as an unassuming soul who savors the most from his life and times. --Robert Lane

Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 6 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 67 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.8
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Year:
1994
141
$330,000,000
Website
17,145 Views

Forrest Gump:
Hello. I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.

Recruit Officer:
Nobody gives a horse's shit who you are, fuzzball! You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot! Get your faggoty ass on the bus, you're in the Army now!

[Forrest quickly gets on the Army bus.]

Recruit #1:
Seat's taken.

Recruit #2:
Taken.

Forrest Gump:
[describing his induction] At first it seemed like I made a mistake, seeing how it was my induction day and I was already gettin' yelled at.

Bubba Blue:
You can sit down... if you want to.

[Forrest sits down next to Bubba.]

Forrest Gump:
[narrating] I didn't know who I might meet or what they might ask?

Bubba Blue:
Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?

Forrest Gump:
No, but I've been on a real big boat.

Bubba Blue:
I'm talkin' about a shrimp-catchin' boat. I've been workin' on shrimp boats all my life. I started out on my uncle's boat, that's my mother's brother, when I was maybe about nine. I was just lookin' into buyin' a boat of my own and got drafted. My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me "Bubba." Just like one o' them ol' redneck boys; can you believe that?

Forrest Gump:
My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump:
[narrating] So Bubba was from Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and his momma cooked shrimp. And her momma before her cooked shrimp. And her momma before her momma cooked shrimp, too. Bubba family knew everything there was to know about the shrimpin' business.

Bubba Blue:
I know ever'thing there is to know about the shrimpin' business. Matter of fact, I'm goin' into the shrimpin' business for myself after I get out o' the Army.

Forrest Gump:
Okay.

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