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"