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Forrest Gump [videorecording]

Paramount Pictures presents a Steve Tisch/Wendy Finerman production ; a Robert Zemeckis film
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Performers
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field.
Release Date
1994
Run Time
141 min.
Language
Dialogue in English or French
Closed-captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 1994 motion picture.
  • Based on the novel by Winston Groom.
  • Special features: Commentary by director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter; and by producer Wendy Finerman; Through the eyes of Forrest Gump (documentary) (ca. 29 min.); 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); photo gallery; screen tests; theatrical trailer.
Variant Title
Title on disc 2 label: Behind the magic of Forrest Gump
Awards Note
Academy Award, 1995: Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Visual Effects, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Eric Roth).
Golden Globe, 1995: Best Motion Picture--Drama, Best Director--Motion Picture (Robert Zemeckis), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama (Tom Hanks).
Edition
Special collector's ed. ; widescreen version
Series
Widescreen DVD Collection
ISBN
0792174844
Credits
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Alan Silvestri ; production designer, Rick Carter ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; producers, Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay, Eric Roth ; director, Robert Zemeckis.
Published
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, c2001.
Publisher no.
156444 Paramount Home Entertainment
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital surround.
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