PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
The running scene was inspired by an actual event. In 1982, Louis Michael Figueroa, aged 16, ran from New Jersey to San Francisco for the American Cancer Society, unknowingly inspiring a line for Forrest Gump's famous run on the silver screen. "I ... ...
Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
In the end credits section where the producers wish to thank companies that provided assistance, Dr Pepper is incorrectly listed as Dr. Pepper (with the period). It hasn't had a period in its name since the 1950s.
£11,302,303 (UK) (11 November 1994)
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