Director: Robert Zemeckis | Genre: Drama, Romance
Released: 1994 | Runtime: 142 min
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
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Forrest Gump Quotes
Forrest Gump : Will you marry me? [ Jenny turns and looks at him ]
Forrest Gump : I'd make a good husband, Jenny.
Jenny Curran : You would, Forrest.
Forrest Gump : ...But you won't marry me.
Jenny Curran : [ sadly ] ... You don't wanna marry me.
Forrest Gump : Why don't you love me, Jenny? [ Jenny says nothing ]
Forrest Gump : I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is.
[ young Jenny's father is chasing her through the fields to beat her when she stops and hides ]
Young Jenny Curran : Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.
[ repeated line ]
Forrest Gump : My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
Mrs. Gump : You have to do the best with what God gave you.
Forrest Gump: Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump: When I was in China on the All-American Ping Pong team, I just loved playing ping-pong with my Flexolite ping pong paddle.
Jenny Curran: Were you scared in Vietnam?
Forrest Gump: Yes. Well, I-I don't know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out... and then it was nice. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou. There was always a million sparkles on the water... like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny, it looked like there were two skies one on top of the other. And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the earth began. It's so beautiful.
Jenny Curran: I wish I could've been there with you.
Forrest Gump: You were.
Jenny Curran: Do you think I could fly off this bridge, Forrest?
Forrest Gump: What do you mean, Jenny?
Jenny Curran: Nothing.
John F. Kennedy: Congratulations, how do you feel?
Forrest Gump: I gotta pee.
John F. Kennedy: [turning to camera] I believe he said he had to go pee. Heh heh.