A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
|Release Date||:||July 6, 1994|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Robert Zemeckis, Susan Malerstein, Bruce Moriarty|
|Writers||:||Eric Roth, Winston Groom, Erik TIemens|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Hanna Hall, Haley Joel Osment, Siobhan Fallon, Afemo Omilami, Peter Dobson, Sonny Shroyer, George Kelly, Sam Anderson, Margo Moorer, Christopher Jones, Kevin Mangan, Brett Rice, Daniel C. Striepeke, David Brisbin, Kirk Ward, Marlena Smalls, Kitty K. Green, Mark Matheisen, Al Harrington, Jed Gillin, Don Fischer, Matt Wallace, Mike Jolly, Michael Kemmerling, John Voldstad, Daniel J. Gillooly, Michael Burgess, Steven Griffith, Michael McFall, Michael McFall, Byron Minns, Stephen Bridgewater, John William Galt, Isabel Rose, Richard D'Alessandro, Michael Jace, Geoffrey Blake, Vanessa Roth, Dick Cavett, Tiffany Salerno, Tiffany Salerno, Joe Alaskey, Lazarus Jackson, Lazarus Jackson, Nora Dunfee, Hallie D'Amore, Michael Mattison, Charles Boswell, Timothy McNeil, Bob Penny, Greg Brown, Troy Christian, Bryan Hanna, Zach Hanner, Aaron Michael Lacey, Jacqueline Lovell, Brendan Shanahan, William Shipman, Robb Skyler, Mary Ellen Trainor|
|Plot Keywords||:||vietnam veteran, hippie, mentally disabled, running, based on novel, parent child relationship, vietnam, vietnam war, friendship, love, family relationships, bully, military, hugging, shrimping, wounded soldier, flashback, park bench, amputee|
He may have been good in Philadelphia but be is excellent in Forrest Gump.Tom Hanks delivers another great performance in his career by portraying the lovable,king yet not so intelligent character Forrest Gump.It is also Tom Hanks' second straight win for the Best Actor Oscar which he becomes the second man to do said accomplishment after Spencer Tracy.Whilst not as dramatic as Philadelphia,Tom Hanks' performance is just as great in this movie and this movie could possibly be the film of Tom Hanks' career as he used to be a comedy guy who turned to drama in a way which would paved for future stars such as Jim Carrey(The Truman Show),Reese Witherspoon(Walk the Line) and Will Ferrell(Stranger Than Fiction) to name a few.Also staring in this great movie classic are Robin Wright-Penn who plays Jenny,Gary Sinise who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Lieutenant Dan Taylor,Mykelti Williamson as Forrest's best friend and shrimper Benjamin Buford"Bubba" Blue and Sally Field as Mrs.Gump.This film was nominated for a total of thirteen Academy Awards but won six of them which include Best Film Editing,Best Visual Effects,Best Adapted Screenplay,Best Picture,Best Director-Robert Zemeckis and Best Actor-Tom Hanks.This is one masterpiece of a movie that will not be forgotten about in a long time.Bravo!