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.
NEW TWO-DISC BLU-RAY
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:
Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
Commentary by Wendy Finerman
Musical Signposts to History
Introduction by Ben Fong-Torres
The Art of the Screenplay Adaptation
Getting Past Impossible—Forrest Gump and the Visual Effects Revolution
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
SELECT THEATRICAL SCREENINGS
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