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Forrest Gump


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Film Premiere. Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright.
Slow-witted Forrest Gump is encouraged by his mother to realise his full potential. He attends college on a sports scholarship, meeting President Kennedy in the process, joins the army and is sent to Vietnam. As the years pass and his life changes, he maintains contact with his friend Jenny Curran.
(1994, 12)
See Films: pages 43-76
Tom Hanks: People, page 15


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Forrest Gump: Tom Hanks
Lt Dan Taylor: Gary Sinise
Jenny Curran: Robin Wright
Mrs Gump: Sally Field
Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue: Mykelti Willlamson
Nurse at park bench: Rebecca Williams
Young Forrest: Michael Conner Humphreys
Doctor: Harold Herthum
Barber: George Kelly
Principal: Sam Anderson
Louise: Margo Moorer

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