PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.
In the movie there are four actors/actresses who play multiple roles. Gary Sinise plays Lieutenant Dan as well as all of his ancestors. Mykelti Williamson plays Benjamin Beaufort "Bubba" Blue, as well as the waiter opening Dr. Pepper bottles when Forrest meets JFK as an All-American. Sally Field plays Forrest's mom, as well as a male reporter during Forrest's run across America. Tom Hanks plays both Forrest and his Confederate ancestor.
Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
When Forrest decides to end his cross country run in the Monument Valley of Utah, he was running east. He turns, says he is tired and going home, then starts jogging through the crowd heading west toward the mountains, which is the wrong way to get home to Alabama.
In the TBS and the ABC version, the line at the end of the dorm scene is cut, "I think I ruined your roommate's bath robe".
$24,450,602 10 July 1994