History Film / ForrestGump

6th Jan '16 10:49:47 AM Berrenta
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* {{Kissgusting}}: One of the hookers kisses Forrest on the lips and he pushed her away and spits, prompting her to ask if he's stupid (pissing off Lieutenant Dan). After they left, Forrest apologizes for ruining his good time, saying that she tasted like cigarettes.
17th Dec '15 1:59:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* CharacterDevelopment: Seen in both Forrest and Jenny. But even more clearly in Lt. Dan.
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* %%* CharacterDevelopment: Seen in both Forrest and Jenny. But even more clearly in Lt. Dan.
7th Dec '15 10:17:22 PM MoPete
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*** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Forrest: "So I went [to the White House] again. And I met the President of the United States again."
26th Nov '15 2:21:11 PM Elemarth
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Forrest meets various celebrities who were historically, culturally or sociologically important to the history between 1945 and 1981: Music/ElvisPresley, George Wallace, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/LyndonBainesJohnson, Abbie Hoffman, Music/JohnLennon and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Forrest meets various celebrities who were historically, culturally or sociologically important to the history between 1945 and 1981: Music/ElvisPresley, George Wallace, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/LyndonBainesJohnson, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, Abbie Hoffman, Music/JohnLennon and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.

* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Forrest (spine problems and autism) and later Lt. Dan (crippled). Both of them come to terms with their conditions and reach success.
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Forrest (spine problems and autism) a mental disability) and later Lt. Dan (crippled). Both of them come to terms with their conditions and reach success.
9th Nov '15 6:15:06 PM nombretomado
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** Both Presidents [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]] and [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson Johnson]] play themselves posthumously and interact with Forrest [[NotQuiteStarring through the use of archival footage.]] The same technology was also used with RichardNixon [[note]]who died less than three months before the movie was released to theaters[[/note]], Alabama Governor George Wallace, and Music/JohnLennon. A more straight version of this occurs in the Lennon scene, where Dick Cavett plays himself, made to look younger through make-up.
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** Both Presidents [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]] and [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson Johnson]] play themselves posthumously and interact with Forrest [[NotQuiteStarring through the use of archival footage.]] The same technology was also used with RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon [[note]]who died less than three months before the movie was released to theaters[[/note]], Alabama Governor George Wallace, and Music/JohnLennon. A more straight version of this occurs in the Lennon scene, where Dick Cavett plays himself, made to look younger through make-up.
5th Nov '15 11:54:09 AM Exxolon
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--->'''Lt. Dan''': If you're ever a shrimp boat captain, that's the day I'm an astronaut![[note]]Ironically, both Hanks and Sinise would play astronauts in ''Film/Apollo13'' the next year.[[/note]]
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--->'''Lt. Dan''': If you're ever a shrimp boat captain, that's the day I'm an astronaut![[note]]Ironically, both Hanks and Sinise would play astronauts in ''Film/Apollo13'' ''Film/{{Apollo13}}'' the next year.[[/note]]
5th Nov '15 11:53:13 AM Exxolon
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--->'''Lt. Dan''': If you're ever a shrimp boat captain, that's the day I'm an astronaut!
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--->'''Lt. Dan''': If you're ever a shrimp boat captain, that's the day I'm an astronaut!astronaut![[note]]Ironically, both Hanks and Sinise would play astronauts in ''Film/Apollo13'' the next year.[[/note]]
24th Oct '15 11:07:50 AM nombretomado
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** Both Presidents [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]] and [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson Johnson]] play themselves posthumously and interact with Forrest [[NotQuiteStarring through the use of archival footage.]] The same technology was also used with RichardNixon [[note]]who died less than three months before the movie was released to theaters[[/note]], Alabama Governor George Wallace, and JohnLennon. A more straight version of this occurs in the Lennon scene, where Dick Cavett plays himself, made to look younger through make-up.
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** Both Presidents [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]] and [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson Johnson]] play themselves posthumously and interact with Forrest [[NotQuiteStarring through the use of archival footage.]] The same technology was also used with RichardNixon [[note]]who died less than three months before the movie was released to theaters[[/note]], Alabama Governor George Wallace, and JohnLennon.Music/JohnLennon. A more straight version of this occurs in the Lennon scene, where Dick Cavett plays himself, made to look younger through make-up.
5th Oct '15 5:41:25 PM Llygodenfawr
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Forrest's journey takes him from his native Alabama to the jungles of Vietnam, from walking in corrective leg-braces to running across North America, from misunderstood country boy to college football star to champion ping-pong player to shrimp tycoon, without ever quite losing the undying optimism of the era. On the other hand, Jenny's life takes her from a {{Catholic Schoolgirl|sRule}} to being in one of the early issues of ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', from a flower child of the '60s to a hippie protestor of the '70s. Between her and Forrest, they cover all the significant cultural emblems of that time period, all the while their lives intersect with each other repeatedly.
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Forrest's journey takes him from his native Alabama to the jungles of Vietnam, from walking in corrective leg-braces to running across North America, from misunderstood country boy to college football star to champion ping-pong player to shrimp tycoon, without ever quite losing the undying optimism of the era. On the other hand, Jenny's life takes her from a {{Catholic Schoolgirl|sRule}} to being in one of the early issues of ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', from a flower child of the '60s to a hippie protestor protester of the '70s. Between her and Forrest, they cover all the significant cultural emblems of that time period, all the while their lives intersect with each other repeatedly.

* AccidentalHero: It's a case of PlayingWithATrope. Forrest ran back into the combat zone to find Bubba, only to be called upon by other soldiers to rescue them, which he did by carrying them to the river. What he did was technically heroic, but he didn't intend to save four others and be awarded the Medal of Honor. On the other hand, he ''did'' intend to save Bubba, and he ''was'' aware of the danger of the situation.
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* AccidentalHero: It's a case of PlayingWithATrope.{{Played with}}. Forrest ran back into the combat zone to find Bubba, only to be called upon by other soldiers to rescue them, which he did by carrying them to the river. What he did was technically heroic, but he didn't intend to save four others and be awarded the Medal of Honor. On the other hand, he ''did'' intend to save Bubba, and he ''was'' aware of the danger of the situation.
28th Aug '15 9:11:21 PM tropeminer
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''Forrest Gump'' is a 1994 film starring Creator/TomHanks and directed by Creator/RobertZemeckis. It is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
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''Forrest Gump'' '''''Forrest Gump''''' is a 1994 film starring Creator/TomHanks and directed by Creator/RobertZemeckis. It is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.


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