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Forrest Gump
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Produced byWendy Finerman
Steve Tisch
Charles Newirth
Written byScreenplay:
Eric Roth
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
Box office$677,387,716

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).

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 nominated 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 dates

Country Premiere
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 23 June 1994
 Canada 6 July 1994
 United States 6 July 1994
 Netherlands 22 September 1994
 Spain 23 September 1994
Flag of Israel.svg 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
Flag of Ireland.svg 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
 El Salvador 21 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
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 15 December 1994
Flag of Estonia (bordered).svg 27 January 1995
 Japan 18 February 1995
 Romania 24 February 1995

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