PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Forrest Gump is in the 9th Infantry Division, as is shown in the Vietnam scenes by the patch on his shoulder (the top is red and the bottom is blue on the color versions of the patch).
Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
While Gump is playing ping pong, a man comes up asking for a PFC Gump (E-3) to notify him he has been awarded the Medal of Honor. In the following scene when he is in DC to be awarded his medal, he is wearing the rank of sergeant (E-5). While it's possible he was promoted between the two scenes, he certainly wouldn't have been promoted two ranks, and at most would have been an E-4 (Specialist or corporal).
Two additional historical figure scenes which didn't make the final cut appear on the DVD version:
Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Written by Jim Morrison (as The Doors), Ray Manzarek (as The Doors), John Densmore (as The Doors) and Robby Krieger (as The Doors)
Performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
£11,302,303 (UK) (11 November 1994)