A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
|Release Date||:||July 6, 1994|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Robert Zemeckis, Bruce Moriarty, Susan Malerstein, Cherylanne Martin|
|Writers||:||Winston Groom, Eric Roth|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Hanna Hall, Haley Joel Osment, Siobhan Fallon, Afemo Omilami, Peter Dobson, Sonny Shroyer, George Kelly, Sam Anderson, Margo Moorer, Christopher Jones, Kevin Mangan, Brett Rice, Daniel C. Striepeke, David Brisbin, Kirk Ward, Marlena Smalls, Kitty K. Green, Mark Matheisen, Al Harrington, Jed Gillin, Don Fischer, Matt Wallace, Mike Jolly, Michael Kemmerling, John Voldstad, Daniel J. Gillooly, Michael Burgess, Steven Griffith, Michael McFall, Michael McFall, Byron Minns, Stephen Bridgewater, John William Galt, Isabel Rose, Richard D'Alessandro, Michael Jace, Geoffrey Blake, Vanessa Roth, Dick Cavett, Tiffany Salerno, Tiffany Salerno, Joe Alaskey, Lazarus Jackson, Lazarus Jackson, Nora Dunfee, Hallie D'Amore, Michael Mattison, Charles Boswell, Timothy McNeil, Bob Penny, Greg Brown, Troy Christian, Bryan Hanna, Zach Hanner, Aaron Michael Lacey, Jacqueline Lovell, Kurt Russell, Brendan Shanahan, William Shipman, Robb Skyler, Mary Ellen Trainor|
|Plot Keywords||:||vietnam veteran, hippie, mentally disabled, running, based on novel, nudity, vietnam, vietnam war, friendship, love, family relationships, bully, mother son relationship, military, hugging, shrimping, wounded soldier, medal of honor, flashback, park bench, amputee|
Quite simply, the greatest film ever made.
Humour, sadness, action, drama and a Vietnam film all rolled into one.
I'm not a stone cold, heartless villain, but it takes a lot to make me cry when I watch a movie. Bambi's mother, I couldn't care less. Jimmy Stewart in, "Oh, what a wonderful life," - yeah right! The Lion King, when Mufasa bites the big one - on the verge.
But seriously - I bawled my big brown eyes out, on several occasions in this film. A real tear-jerker, and a wonderful character, played to perfection by Tom Hanks. Every bit as worthy for the Oscar as Rooney was to win the Premiership in 2007.
I cannot say it enough: This is THE film of all time. Watch it, and you'll see.