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Questions tagged [forrest-gump]

1994 Movie - Drama/Romance - Starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, & Robin Wright. The story follows the title character while he is unwittingly at many of history's key events, yet he cannot seem to attract his one true love.

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How was Forrest Gump inducted into the military despite being a bit mentally challenged?

I know the military demands for a candidate which serves as the right fit. But looking at Forrest Gump I think one would have to think maybe thrice!!
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How far did Forrest Gump run?

One day, Forrest just started running. He ran for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days and 16 hours. He slept, when he needed to, he ate when he was hungry and he went to, you know, when he needed to. How far ...
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Why was Forrest able to run in the field but not when the boys were chasing after him?

When Forrest and Jenny were running in the field to the massive tree where they sat on a branch, Forrest was running properly and bending his legs. But, when the bullies were chasing after him on ...
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Was Forrest Gump's “One less thing” remark a historical reference or just an idiom?

In Forrest Gump, it is often shown that small things the character does have outsized effects on the world around him, and many of these are real-world historical events or outcomes. At one point, ...
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What is the reasoning for this soldier in Forrest Gump being surrounded by a plastic bubble?

I was watching Forrest Gump, and during the scene where Forrest goes to tell Lt. Dan about being awarded the Medal of Honor, I noticed that a soldier in the background was surrounded by a plastic ...
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Do I need knowledge of American culture and history to enjoy Forrest Gump?

From the abstract in Wikipedia, some of the humor of Forrest Gump stems from the fact that he causes events in American history and meets American celebrities. Without knowing much about events and ...
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What is the meaning and significance of the quote “Life is like a box of chocolates”?

I never understood why this quote was such a major theme to the movie because to me, it's really not that clever or poetic. Is it supposed to be taken literally to mean that life has a lot of ...
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Is Forrest Jr. actually Forrest's son?

We all know Jenny's past in Forrest Gump, so I wonder: is Forrest Jr. actually Forrest's son? Can we draw any conclusions about this from the movie or has it ever been clarified in one or the other ...
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What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?

In Forrest Gump (1994), Jenny seems to be walking away from Forrest's life plenty of times. However, even though the other ones are coherent, the last one isn't meaningful at all. The first time she ...
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Did Forrest's mom know about his love for Jenny?

In Forrest Gump, after Forrest goes to the stage where Jenny sings naked, Jenny once again walks away from Forrest's life. In the next scene, he is seen sad, sitting on the wood by the lakeside alone. ...
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What killed Jenny?

What disease killed Jenny in the movie Forrest Gump? The movie is vague. Jenny tells Forrest she has some virus and the doctors do not know what it is. At no point in the movie itself does it ...
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Is Forrest's speech at the anti-war rally available anywhere?

Forrest delivers an impromptu speech at an anti-war rally in Washington DC. The audience of the rally, and us the viewer, did not get the hear this speech due to the mic being disconnected. It is ...
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Forrest Gump v.s. Glenn Cunningham - any relation?

I just recently learned the story of Glenn Cunningham from Chicken Soup for the Soul, a book written by Mark Hansen and Jack Canfield. Cunningham's creative-will story moves me to tears. Q: Have ...
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Did Jenny marry Forrest at the end out of selfishness?

There is no doubt form the start of the movie that Forrest loved Jenny from the beginning of their friendship. But it is Jenny who never gave a thought or had a feeling about Forrest's feelings. She ...
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Why is the ending of Forrest Gump different from the novel?

I have read the book Forrest Gump and also watched the Forrest Gump movie version. In the movie version at the end of movie, Jenny told Forrest that she was suffering from HIV/AIDS virus then she ...