Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray discs; Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; 1080p High Definition ; requires blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, English (SDH), French, Portuguese or Spanish.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Based on the novel by Winston Groom.
Special features: Disc one: Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter; commentary by Wendy Finerman; musical signposts to history (in High Definition). Disc two: Greenbow diary (in HD); the art of screenplay adaptation (in HD); getting past impossible: Forrest Gump and the visual effects revolution (in HD); Little Forrest (in HD); An evening with Forrest Gump (in HD); the magic of makeup; through the ears of Forrest Gump: sound design; building the world of Gump: production design; seeing is believing: the visual effects of Forrest Gump; screen tests.
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.
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.
Forrest Gump is a low-intelligence man who has good intentions. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His mama teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army and heads off to Vietnam where he becomes friends with Dan and Bubba. He wins medals, starts a table tennis craze, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, create the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, and meets the president several times. However this has little meaning to Forrest, as he can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. In the end, all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.
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