[United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 16
Special ed. ; widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital surround.
Dialogue in English or French; close-captioned.
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Aug. 28, 2001.
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field.
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Alan Silvestri ; production designer, Rick Carter ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; producers, Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay, Eric Roth ; director, Robert Zemeckis.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.
Based on the novel by Winston Groom.
National Film Registry.
Academy Award, 1995: Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Visual Effects, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Eric Roth).
Golden Globe, 1995: Best Motion Picture--Drama, Best Director--Motion Picture (Robert Zemeckis), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama (Tom Hanks).
MPAA rating: PG-13 ; for drug content, some sensuality and war violence.
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest becomes representative of the baby boomer generation having walked through life blindly.
Special features: commentaries by director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter; Through the eyes of Forrest Gump, a making-of documentary; The magic of makeup, the aging techniques used in the film; Through the ears of Forrest Gump, the sound design of the film; Building the world of Forrest Gump, the production design of the film; Seing is believing: the visual effects of Forrest Gump; photo gallery; screen tests; theatrical trailer.
MW, 6-02; 7-10(rpl)
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