Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted yet athletically prodigious native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States; more specifically, the period between Forrest's birth in 1944 and 1982.
Jenny Curran: Can I have a ride?
Pickup-Truck Driver: Where are you going?
Jenny Curran: I don't care.
(Forrest has finished assembling his rifle)
Forrest Gump: DONE, DRILL SERGEANT!
Drill Sergeant: GUUUUUUMP! Why did you put that weapon together so quickly, Gump?
Forrest Gump: (confused) You told me to, Drill Sergeant?
Drill Sergeant: Jesus H. Christ!
(looks at stopwatch)
Drill Sergeant: This is a new company record! If it wouldn't be such a waste of a damn-fine enlisted man I'd recommend you for OCS! You are gonna be a general someday, Gump, now disassemble your weapon and continue!
Lyndon B. Johnson: (Putting medal on Forrest) America owes you a debt of gratitude, son. Now I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?
Forrest Gump: In the buttocks.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Oh that must be a sight.
(Whispering to Forrest)
Lyndon B. Johnson: I'd like to see that.
(Forrest shows him; Johnson walks away embarrassed)
Lyndon B. Johnson: God damn, son.
|Release Date||23 June 1994|
|US Box Office||$330,000,000|
|Tagline||The story of a lifetime.|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Romance, War|
|Filming Locations||Ambassador Hotel - 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital|
|Color||Black and White, Color|
|Film Class||Period Film, Americana|
|Niche Genre||Comedy Drama|
|Mood||Memory Lane, Triumph of the Spirit|
|Themes||Saintly Fools, Rags To Riches, Mothers and Sons, Unrequited Love|
|Tones||Sentimental, Bittersweet, Heartwarming, Nostalgic, Earnest, Sweeping, Whimsical|