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Forrest Gump

1994 American film directed by Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic comedy-drama romance movie. It is based on the 1986 book of the same name by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump is the main character of both the movie and book. The movie earned much money in theaters. It earned $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run. It earned more money than any other movie in North America that year. The movie was nominated for a total of 13 Academy Awards. It won six of these, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

Forrest Gump
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Produced byWendy Finerman
Steve Tisch
Charles Newirth
Written byScreenplay:
Eric Roth
Novel:
Winston Groom
StarringTom Hanks
Robin Wright
Gary Sinise
Mykelti Williamson
Sally Field
Haley Joel Osment
Music byAlan Silvestri
Edited byArthur Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
July 6, 1994
Running time
141 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$55,000,000
Box office$677,387,716

The movie is set in Alabama. It tells the story of a man with an IQ of 75 and his epic journey through life. It tells about him meeting historical people, affecting popular culture and being a part of historic events. While all this happened, Forrest does not know the importance of the events were because of his naiveté and much lower than average intelligence. There are many differences between the story in the movie and the story in the novel.

The movie won six Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Visual Effects, Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay. The film was nomiinated for an additional six Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan. The other nominations were for Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing, Makeup, Original Score and Sound Mixing. At the Golden Globes the film won for Best Motion Picture in the Drama Category, Best Direction of a Motion Picture and Best performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture and was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. The movie has a 71 percent rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes with 40 positive and 16 negative reviews. The audience gave the film a rating of 4.1 out of 5 on the website with 93% of the audience liking the film.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 6 July 1994
  Netherlands 22 September 1994
  Spain 23 September 1994
  Israel 30 September 1994
  Norway 30 September 1994
  France 5 October 1994
  Argentina 6 October 1994
  Italy 6 October 1994
  Denmark 7 October 1994
  Finland 7 October 1994
  United Kingdom 7 October 1994
  Ireland 7 October 1994
  Germany 13 October 1994
  Greece 13 October 1994
  Austria 14 October 1994
  Sweden 14 October 1994
  South Korea 15 October 1994
  Taiwan 15 October 1994
  Czech Republic 20 October 1994
  Slovakia 20 October 1994
  Uruguay 20 October 1994
  Philippines 26 October 1994
  Portugal 28 October 1994
  Slovenia 3 November 1994
  Poland 4 November 1994
  Turkey 11 November 1994
  Australia 17 November 1994
  Brazil 7 December 1994
  Hungary 8 December 1994
  Hong Kong 15 December 1994
  Estonia 27 January 1995
  Japan 18 February 1995
  Romania 24 February 1995

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