By: Paramount Pictures presents a Steve Tisch/Wendy Finerman production ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Contributor(s): Hanks, Tom | Wright, Robin | Sinise, Gary | Williamson, Mykelti | Field, Sally | Zemeckis, Robert | Roth, Eric | Groom, Winston. Forrest Gump | Paramount Pictures Corporation.Material type: Visual materialSeries: Widescreen DVD collection: Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, c2001Edition: Special collector's ed. ; widescreen version.Description: 2 videodiscs (141 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0792174844.Subject(s): People with mental disabilities -- Drama | Love -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.
Based on the novel by Winston Groom.
Special features: Commentary by director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter; and by producer Wendy Finerman; Through the eyes of Forrest Gump (documentary) (ca. 29 min.); The magic of makeup; Through the ears of Forrest Gump (sound design); Building the world of Gump (production design); Seeing is believing (the visual effects); photo gallery; screen tests; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Alan Silvestri ; production designer, Rick Carter ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; visual effects supervisor, Ken Ralston.
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field.
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
DVD, Dolby digital surround.
Dialogue in English or French; close-captioned.
Academy Awards, 1995: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Film Editing; Best Visual Effects; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Golden Globes, 1995: Best Motion Picture--Drama, Best Director--Motion Picture (Robert Zemeckis), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama (Tom Hanks).