Forrest Gump (1994)

Plot: 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).

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writing Credits: Winston Groom (novel) and Eric Roth (screenplay)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Hanna R. Hall & Haley Joel Osment.

Music by: Alan Silvestri

Genre: Drama / Comedy

Budget: $55,000,000

Filming Dates: 27 August 1993 – 09 December 1993

Release Date: July 6, 1994 (USA)

Box Office: $330,252,182 (USA) | $347,693,217 (Foreign)

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence

Runtime: 142 minutes

Robin Wright as Jenny Curran

Jenny Curran is Forrest’s childhood friend with whom he immediately falls in love, and never stops loving throughout his life.

A victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of her bitterly widowed father, Jenny embarks on a different path from Forrest, leading a self-destructive life and becoming part of the hippie movement in the 1960s and the 1970s/1980s drug culture.

Jenny re-enters Forrest’s life at various times in adulthood. Jenny eventually becomes a waitress in Savannah, Georgia, where she lives in an apartment with her (and Forrest’s) son, Forrest Jr.

Robin Wright received 5 nominations for her role of Jenny Curran (Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Saturn, ACCA & ACCA for Ensemble).

Robin Wright was sick with a cold while shooting the nightclub scene. In spite of this, she was still able to perform her own singing during a non-stop twenty-four-hour shoot in which she was nearly nude, except for her guitar covering her.

Forrest Gump had 13 Oscar nominations and 6 wins (Best Picture, Actor, Director, Writing, Editing & Visual Effects)


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