On July 6, 1994 moviegoers met a man named Forrest Gump whose story was both a deeply personal and affecting odyssey and a universal meditation on our times.  Hailed as “magical” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and filled with “startling grace” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), FORREST GUMP became not only a global blockbuster, but a true cultural touchstone. 

25 years later, FORREST GUMP remains a treasured cinematic classic that is beloved and quoted the world over.  Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation.  Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), his commanding officer Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), and his favorite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written for the screen by Eric Roth (based on the novel by Winston Groom), FORREST GUMP won six Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects.


A newly remastered version of FORREST GUMP is now available in a two-disc Blu-ray.  The set includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as over three hours of previously released bonus content detailing the creative efforts that went into making the enduring classic:

Disc 1

Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter

Commentary by Wendy Finerman

Musical Signposts to History

Introduction by Ben Fong-Torres

Disc 2

Greenbow Diary

The Art of the Screenplay Adaptation

Getting Past Impossible—Forrest Gump and the Visual Effects Revolution

Little Forrest

An Evening with Forrest Gump

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 of Forrest Gump

Screen Tests



In addition, on June 23rd and 25th, FORREST GUMP will return to the big screen in more than 600 cinemas nationwide for two screenings each day as Fathom Events and Paramount present the film.  For information and tickets, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

FORREST GUMP 25th Anniversary

Two-Disc Blu-ray with Digital copy available now

U.S. Rating: PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence