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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Robert Zemeckis (1994)

136min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Winner of six Oscars, including best picture, actor and director, this comedy drama was a box-office blockbuster in America, though its simple-minded patriotism was greeted with a certain cynicism in Europe. Gump, played by Tom Hanks, is a chump: a semi-literate everyman who drifts through recent American history (Vietnam, the civil rights movement, assassinations, Watergate) and emerges triumphant. He's an athlete, war hero and hokey southern savant, a one-man palliative for a nation's political and moral bankruptcy. His personal credo is "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get", and that's as profound as the movie gets. But Hanks's performance is truly remarkable and, this being a Robert Zemeckis film, the effects are stunning: Gump meeting people such as JFK and Nixon is amazingly believable, and Gary Sinise as an amputee combines brilliant acting with state-of-the-art technology. One can sneer at it, but one can't ignore it.

Summary

A slow-witted man has a series of bizarre adventures, including becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman - but the love of his life from childhood continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis's Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.

Cast & Crew

Forrest Gump Tom Hanks
Lieutenant Dan Taylor Gary Sinise
Jenny Curran Robin Wright
Mrs Gump Sally Field
Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue Mykelti Williamson
Nurse at park bench Rebecca Williams
Young Forrest Michael Conner Humphreys
Doctor Harold Herthum
Barber George Kelly
Crony Bob Penny
Crony John Randall
Principal Sam Anderson
Louise Margo Moorer
Elderly woman Ione M Telech
Elderly woman's daughter Christine Seabrook
Southern gentleman John Worsham
Young Elvis Presley Peter Dobson
School bus driver Siobhan Fallon
Director Robert Zemeckis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Some violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy Drama

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