Alternate Versions (5)

  • In the TBS version and probably as well in the ABC version, the line at the end of the dorm scene is cut, "I think I ruined your roommate's bath robe".
  • In the Cinemax version as of 2008, at the White House All-American football banquet, the African-American servant who opens Forrest's Dr. Pepper has his face cut out of the scene. Only his arm is shown.
  • On the Nine Network, the channel alters scenes to avoid an M rating.
    • Jenny contemplating over suicide while standing on the top of a roof is shortened
    • The Vietnam battle scene is shortened due to violence
    • Jenny snorting drugs in a club is cut, instead showing Jenny talking to people at a table
  • Two additional historical figure scenes which didn't make the final cut appear on the DVD version:
    • Gump plays Ping-Pong with George H. Bush and hits him in the crotch.
    • Jenny talks to Gump about the fact that she has just been accepted to a college. Gump sees a civil rights march, which he believes is a parade. Guard dogs advance towards Gump, but he is able to fend them off by throwing a stick, since he knew them when he was younger. He apologizes to Martin Luther King for interrupting the "parade," saying they're just dogs and don't know any better.
  • ABC version alters the following:
    • The "moaning" of the Superintendent as he has sex with Mrs. Gump as little Forrest sits on the swing set outside is not as frantic
    • The look on Forrest's face in Jenny's dorm room is deleted
    • Reframing and alternate takes are used to hide Jenny's partial nudity as she runs off stage at the strip show
    • Dubbing over most profanities
    • The "Shit Happens" sequence (including the sticker on the back of the truck) is changed to "It Happens"