FORREST GUMP (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

Forrest Gump—
a complete tour de force, an ode to life, a masterpiece—wins the Golden Movie Ticket award for outstanding entertainment. Tom Hanks is perfectly cast in this Robert Zemeckis-directed film. Tastefully done, it completely frees itself from artifice and plays on a field of honesty and integrity. It may be classed in future as one of the best films ever made. This is an encore une, deux, trois fois film. It’s the human factor expanded to its fullest extent. Superb from its beginning to its end.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Forrest Gump’s (Tom Hanks) story is told from grade school through adulthood over the backdrop of the most significant events of those decades.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Robert Zemeckis for his efforts in directing this film. Thank you to Producers Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, and Steve Tisch for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), Nurse at Park Bench (Rebecca Williams), Mrs. Gump (Sally Field), Young Forrest (Michael Conner Humphreys), Doctor (Harold G. Herthum), Barber (George Kelly), Crony (Bob Penney), Crony (John Randall), Principal (Sam Anderson), Louise (Margo Moorer), Elderly Woman (Ione M. Telech), Elderly Woman’s Daughter (Christine Seabrook), Southern Gentleman/Landowner (John Wosham), Young Elvis Presley (Peter Dobson), School Bus Driver (Siobhan Fallon Hogan), Jenny Curran (Robin Wright), Bubba Blue (Mykelti Williamson), and Lieutenant Dan Taylor (Gary Sinise).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s about the Forrest Gump in all of us.

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