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Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. It is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century United States. The film differs substantially from the novel.

Plot

In 1981, at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia, a man named Forrest Gump recounts his life story to strangers who sit next to him on a bench.

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    award Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry
    contentLocation Alabama Arizona New York City San Francisco Vietnam Washington, D.C.
    director Robert Zemeckis
    editor Arthur Schmidt
    events culture of the United States destiny history of the United States love Vietnam War
    genre comedy-drama historical
    keywords 9th infantry division a curved spine abbie hoffman all-american team ambush american football anti-war apple inc. basic training bear bryant best friend boarding house bully bus stop cancer college football all-america team elvis presley first day of school flee football george wallace georgia governor hippie hippie lifestyle hurricane carmen john f. kennedy kick returner killed in action leg brace life story list of governors of alabama lyndon b. johnson march on the pentagon medal of honor mekong delta morning new year opposition to united states involvement in the vietnam war physical disability ping-pong ping-pong diplomacy president president of the united states richard nixon run savannah georgia scholarship scoliosis shrimp shrimp fishery ”some kind of fruit company” stand in the schoolhouse door table tennis the dick cavett show the white house train u.s. army united states army university of alabama wait watergate complex watergate scandal white house wound
    musicBy Alan Silvestri
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
    producer Steve Starkey Steve Tisch Wendy Finerman
    productionCompany AFI Catalog of Feature Films
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    recordedAt Ambassador Hotel Arizona California Maine North Carolina Paramount Studios Santa Monica South Carolina Utah
    theme epic narrative romantic comedy war