PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
The first Best Picture Oscar winner to also win Best Visual Effects.
Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
During the integration of the University of Alabama, the soldiers escorting the black students are depicted as paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division. This was actually performed by the Alabama National Guard, after they put under direct federal control by President John F. Kennedy.
Two additional historical figure scenes which didn't make the final cut appear on the DVD version:
$24,450,602 10 July 1994