Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (49:26) No bad language to ruin your roommate’s bathrobe.

Forrest Gump

A movie hated as much as it is loved occupies T100P #115. This flick shouldn’t work (or make us like it), but Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis team up to sell it beautifully at (nearly) every turn. The cast is fine, the F/X are still pretty cool and that soundtrack is one of the best ever. Prepare yourself for a record number of Gumpian impressions, then order yourself some Sparkplug Coffee while hearing all we have to say about that.


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Forrest Gump and Winston Groom’s novel on Wikipedia

Links to: Gary Sinise and Robin Wright and Sally Field and Mykelti Williamson and Eric Roth

Box Office Mojo’s Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation and in 1994

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

1994 in film

Lindy West’s love/hate Gump review

1994 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture and Hanks and Zemeckis and Roth (screenwriting) and Editing and F/X

Links to: Birth Of A Nation and American Graffiti and Back To The Future and Sling Blade and Big Fish

YouTube links: “Run, Forrest, run!” and Bubba runs through every iteration of shrimp ever prepared and Lieutenant Dan tries out his sea legs (even though he ain’t got no legs) and Forrest meets Little Forrest and Cracked funny folks discuss the troubling aspects of the Gump

Previously on the T100P: Schindler’s List

October 19th on the Not 100 Project: Back To The Future