• Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump

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: Paramount Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What a magical movie. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Clean up the language, and this little roach of a movie could play the bottom half of a double bill with Rowan and Martin's “The Maltese Bippy.” [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E]

  • 90
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Contrasting Forrest's unassuming innocence with the upheavals and rancor of the times, the film is a wisely goofy commentary on the stupidity of smartness. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Winner Best Picture
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Sound Effects Editing
Nominated Sound
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Makeup
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (1995)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Winner Film Editing