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.

LINKS:

Forrest Gump on Wikipedia and Winston Groom’s novel

Gary Sinise on IMDb

Robin Wright on IMDb

Sally Field on IMDb

Mykelti Williamson on IMDb

Eric Roth on IMDb

Box Office Mojo’s Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation and in 1994

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

1994 in film

1994 Academy Award winners & nominees

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

“Run, Forrest, run!” on YouTube

Bubba runs through every iteration of shrimp ever prepared on YouTube

Lieutenant Dan tries out his sea legs (even though he ain’t got no legs) on YouTube

Forrest meets Little Forrest on YouTube

Cracked funny folks discuss the troubling aspects of the Gump

Lindy West’s love/hate Gump review

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in NYC

Birth Of A Nation and American Graffiti and Back To The Future and Sling Blade and Big Fish on IMDb

Birth Of A Nation and American Graffiti T100P podcasts

Previously on the T100P: Schindler’s List

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