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Forrest Gump [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents ; a Steve Tisch/Wendy Finerman production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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  • 17 of 18 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them all with only honesty and niceness as his shields. Thanks to his where-there's-a-will-there's-a-way Mama, Forrest believes in himself. This sees him through being taunted by bullies, playing college football, the army, a business, and -- amazingly -- many of the touchstone events of the Sixties and Seventies: civil rights battles, the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, opening relations with China. The story's extraordinary conceit is that this man, equal parts Candide and Winnie-the-Pooh, was there whenever something big happened to America in those years, meeting Presidents and pop stars, influencing thinkers and trends, his story being our story as a nation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC FOR (Text) 33892005268942 Adult DVDs DVD None 07/08/2009 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0792166892
  • ISBN: 0792174844
  • ISBN: 9780792174844
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special collector's edition.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, [2001]
  • Distributor: Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Winston Groom.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1994.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1 the film: I'm Forrest ... Forrest Gump -- Mama -- Like peas and carrots -- Run Forrest run! -- Private Gump -- Lieutenant Dan -- My best good friend -- Wounded in the buttocks -- You're my girl -- National celebrity -- Happy New Year -- Shrimp boat captain -- Bubba Gump -- Mama's trip to heaven -- Jenny comes home -- Little run -- Forrest meets Forrest -- Beloved mother, wife and friend -- Credits (1994) (141 min); Special features: Audio commentary with director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter [optional audio feature]; Audio commentary with producer Wendy Finerman [optional audio feature].
Disc 2 special features: Through the eyes of Forrest Gump [featurette] (30 min.); Screen tests [featurettes] (8 min.); Building the world of Gump: Production design [featurette] (7 min); Seeing is believing: The visual effects of Forrest Gump [featurette] (37 min.); Through the ears of Forrest Gump: Sound design [featurette] (14 min.); The magic of makeup [featurette] (8 min.); Trailers (5 min.); photo gallery [slide show].
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; edited by Arthur Schmidt ; music by Alan Silvestri ; production designer, Rick Carter ; costumes designed by Joanna Johnston ; visual effects supervisor, Ken Ralston.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump), Robin Wright (Jenny Curran), Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan Taylor), Mykelti Williamson (Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue), Sally Field Mrs. Gump, Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump Jr.).
Summary, etc.:
Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them all with only honesty and niceness as his shields. Thanks to his where-there's-a-will-there's-a-way Mama, Forrest believes in himself. This sees him through being taunted by bullies, playing college football, the army, a business, and -- amazingly -- many of the touchstone events of the Sixties and Seventies: civil rights battles, the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, opening relations with China. The story's extraordinary conceit is that this man, equal parts Candide and Winnie-the-Pooh, was there whenever something big happened to America in those years, meeting Presidents and pop stars, influencing thinkers and trends, his story being our story as a nation.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; closed-captioned; Disc 2 special features with optional subtitles in English or French.
Awards Note:
Winner, 1995 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects: Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, andAllen Hall; Best Film Editing: Arthur Schmidt; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Eric Roth; Best Actor in a Leading Role: Tom Hanks; Best Picture: Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, and Steve Tisch; and Best Director: Robert Zemeckis.
Winner of 1995 Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama: Tom Hanks; Best Director--Motion Picture: Robert Zemeckis; Best Motion Picture--Drama.
Subject: People with mental disabilities > United States > Drama.
Love > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Young men > United States > Drama.
Young men > Conduct of life > Drama.
Young women > Conduct of life > Drama.
Groom, Winston, 1944- > Film adaptations.
Genre: Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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