Despite Forrest's (Hanks) low IQ, he is not your average guy. Learning early on from his mother (Sally Field) that "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get," Gump, without trying, stumbles upon some exciting events. He teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam with Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business with his old army pal (Mykelti Williamson), becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years.
Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon.
- Release Date: July 6, 1994
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment, Rebecca Williams, Michael Humphreys, Harold Herthum, George Kelly, Bob Penny, John Randall, Sam Anderson, Margo Moorer, Ione Telech, Peter Dobson, Siobhan Fallon, Tyler Long, Christopher Jones, Grady Bowman, Jason McGuire, Sonny Shroyer, David Brisbin, Kirk Ward, Mark Matheisen, Al Harrington, Don Fischer, Michael Flannery, John Worsham, Afemo Omilami, Paulie DiCocco, Mike Jolly, Michael Kemmerling, Jeffrey Winner, Aaron Izbicki, Michael Burgess, Steven Griffith, Bill Roberson, Michael McFall, Isabel Rose, Jay Ross, Dick Stilwell, Kevin Davis, Geoffrey Blake, Valentine , Tiffany Salerno, Marla Sucharetza, Lazarus Jackson, Matt Rebenkoff, Hallie D'Amore, Michael Mattison, Charles Boswell, Tim McNeil, Lonnie Hamilton
- Director: Robert Zemeckis
- Producer: Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch, Wendy Finerman
- Screenplay: Eric Roth
- Studio: Paramount Pictures