Forrest Gump (Widescreen) (Chocolate Box Gift Set with Book) (2-DVD)

Starring: Tom Hanks Director: Robert Zemeckis  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc 1 - Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
    • Commentary by Wendy Finerman
    • Disc 2 - Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump Documentary
    • The Magic of Makeup
    • Through the Ears of Forrest Gump - Sound Design
    • Building the World of Gump - Production Design
    • Seeing is Believing - 11 Visual Effects
    • Photo Gallery
    • Screen Tests
    • Theatrical Trailers
  • Special Edition
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Now the really good thing about meetin' the President of the United States is the food."
"My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump!"
  - Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
"Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get"
  - Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1994 - Best Actor: Tom Hanks
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Director: Robert Zemeckis
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 07/14/1994
"FORREST GUMP is a movie heartbreaker of oddball wit and startling grace..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/1994
"...A strong sense of narrative coherence....Even more impressive is the use of special effects..."
New York Times - 07/06/1994
"...An accomplished feat of cyber-cinema....Hanks's Forrest has an unerring sincerity and charm..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/06/1994
"...There is magic in FORREST GUMP..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/06/1994
"...A story rich in big laughs and quiet truths..."
A.V. Club - 11/18/2009
"FORREST GUMP is beautifully paced, with a surprising amount of time dedicated to the characters just drinking in their surroundings..."

Product Description:

The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate, and more are presented from the perspective of Tom Hanks's loveably slow-witted Forrest Gump as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Hanks leads an excellent cast, featuring Robin Wright Penn as Jenny, Forrest's lifelong love; Gary Sinise as the irascible Lt. Dan, his Vietnam superior; Mykelti Williamson as Bubba, a shrimp-loving soldier; and Sally Fields as his devoted mother. Robert Zemeckis's emotional, heartwarming film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Director, Actor--Tom Hanks, and Adapted Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

The magical story of Forrest Gump, a sweet-natured idiot savant from rural Alabama. As he goes down the road of life, mouthing pithy and quotable homilies, he encounters luminaries such as John Lennon, Elvis Presley and JFK. But all the while he can't forget one special girl from his childhood...

Plot Keywords:

Blockbuster | Character Study | Essential Cinema | Heartwarming | History | Mental Illness | Nostalgic | Recommended | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release | Wise Fools

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 6, 1994.
  • FORREST GUMP made more than $325 million at the domestic box office and more than $675 million worldwide.
  • The famous, oft-quoted line said by Forrest Gump in the film: "Life is like a box of chocolates," is a total reworking of the original line in the novel which reads: "Let me say this: bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates."
  • "To make Sinise appear to be a double amputee, the filmmakers relied on a combination of computer artistry, a trick wheelchair that hid Sinise's legs from the knees down and a limber actor... Sinise did suffer a minor leg injury while making 'Gump,' ironically during a scene in which Forrest (Tom Hanks) carries him out of the Vietnam jungle. 'My inner thigh kept bouncing on his shoulder. It was like taking a jackhammer to it,' says Sinise. 'I developed a huge contusion and couldn't bend my leg to get into the wheelchair.'" -- USA TODAY, July 7, 1994

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 097360746648
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68/lbs (approx)
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