Forrest Gump Poster

Release Date: July 6th, 1994

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2001

PG-13|2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Rebecca Williams, Michael Conner Humphreys, Harold G. Herthum

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Argentina Video Home, CIC-Taft Home Video

Keywords: Son, Soldier, Love, 1970s, 1980s, Underdog, Rescue, Moving, Amusing, 1960s, Friend, Mother, Friendship, Love interest, 1950s, Inspiring

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Awards

Nominated Sound
Winner Directing
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Best Picture
Winner Visual Effects
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Makeup
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Effects Editing
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture