12 certificateForrest Gump is a Film programme that first aired in 1994 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Forrest Gump is a 4 star programme

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Forrest Gump (1994)

Directed by
Robert Zemeckis

This 1994 multi-Oscar winning comedy-drama, starring Tom Hanks as lowly southern boy Forrest Gump, was a huge box-office hit, taking $329.7 million at the US box office alone. But surprisingly for such a popular success, it wasn't a straight-forward movie and had a highly ambiguous theme.

Was it a celebration of wholesome individualism or a mandate for outlawing pacifism and promiscuity? Even Hanks, who won his second successive Oscar for playing the superstar simpleton, said, "I'm still damned if I can figure out what it is." Yet the plot remains enjoyable, thanks to superb special effects (placing Forrest with several presidents), Hanks's likable performance and director Robert Zemeckis's instinct for manipulation.

At a bus stop in the Deep South, Forrest Gump (Hanks) recounts his role as witness to many of the century's key moments. As a child in calipers and with no educational talent, he is cherished by his mother (Sally Field) and has one friend, his classmate Jenny. He's also persecuted by bullies, but the constant attention has one favourable result: it makes him an athletic runner.

Next, he enlists for the Vietnam War and is stationed with Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), a fellow Alabaman, and their patrol leader Lt Dan Taylor (Gary Sinise). When the unit is attacked, Gump tries to save everyone, but Bubba dies, and the lieutenant loses his legs.

While convalescing, Forrest discovers a talent for ping-pong, and starts a new career, accidentally joining the peace movement - and briefly reuniting with Jenny (Robin Wright Penn) - along the way. Forrest's fortunes rise and fall as time goes by, but he has only one ambition: to live with Jenny and settle down...

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1994

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Tom HanksTom Hanks...Forrest Gump
Image for Robin Wright PennRobin Wright Penn...Jenny Curran
Image for Gary SiniseGary Sinise...Lt. Dan Taylor
Image for Mykelti WilliamsonMykelti Williamson...Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue
Image for Sally FieldSally Field...Mrs. Gump
Rebecca Williams...Nurse at Park Bench
Michael Conner Humphreys...Young Forrest Gump
Harold G. Herthum...Doctor
George Kelly...Barber
Bob Penny...Crony
John Randall...Crony
Sam Anderson...Principal
Margo Moorer...Louise Mrs. Gump's housekeeper
Ione M. Telech...Elderly Woman
Christine Seabrook...Elderly Woman's Daughter
John Worsham...Southern Gentleman