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Grandly ambitious and slightly flawed, amounting to a wonderful bit of movie magic. As the intelligence-impaired Gump with a heart of gold and more than enough character and dignity, Hanks supplies another career highlight. Field contributes a nice turn as his dedicated mama (they were last together in "Punchline"), while Sinise is particularly effective as a handicapped Vietnam veteran with a bad attitude. Incredible special effects put Gump in the middle of historic events over a four decade period, but the real story is the life-affirming, non-judgmental power of Gump to transform the lives of those around him. From the novel by Winston Groom.

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Comedy Drama, Savants, Running, American South, AIDS, Vietnam War, Presidency, Go Fish, Kindness of Strangers, Buses, Top Grossing Films of 1994, Moms, Stupid Is..., Highest Grossing Films of All Time, Protests, Recycled Footage/Redubbed Dialogue, Director/Star Teams: Zemeckis & Hanks, Montana, 4 Bones
Eric Roth
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Sally Field, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Conner Humphreys, Hanna Hall, Sonny Shroyer, Siobhan Fallon, Peter Dobson, Michael Jace, Geoffrey Blake, Mary Ellen Trainor, David Brisbin
Don Burgess
Robert Zemeckis
Alan Silvestri
Steve Tisch, Wendy Finerman, Steve Sharkey, Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1994: Actor (Hanks), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Zemeckis), Film Editing, Picture, Visual FX; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1994: Director (Zemeckis); Golden Globes 1995: Actor--Drama (Hanks), Director (Zemeckis), Film--Drama; Natl. Bd. of Review 1994: Actor (Hanks), Film, Support. Actor (Sinise); Screen Actors Guild 1994: Actor (Hanks); Writers Guild 1994: Adapt. Screenplay; Blockbuster 1995: Movie, T., Drama Actor, T. (Hanks); Blockbuster 1996: Drama Actor, V. (Hanks).

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Forrest Gump
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Tom Hanks did a great job as Forest Gump. This movie puts good light on the fact that even someone with a handicap can have a big effect on other people's lives. The movie starts out with Forest sitting at a bus stop and while waiting starts telling different people about his life. Even though he was slower than most people mentally, he made many friends in his life because he was a really good and kind person. Forest joins the army and goes to Vietman and there he meets his 2 best friends, one of which he opens his shrimp business with. He has one true love in his life and that is his childhood friend Jenny. Through the years, Jenny only looked at Forest as a friend and she gets lost in the 60's era of drugs so she always leaves for a while, then returns. Jenny and Forest do eventually get together and Forest helps her through the hardest time in her life. Forest has a big impact on the world because he decides to start running and doesn't stop for over a year. He becomes famous and all the news reporters follow him. This movie has really good music and shows how hard it was for the Vietman guys once they return home. Forest's quote "life is like a box of chocolate's" is really true.