Forrest Gump

Continuity mistake: When Forrest stops running, the close-up on him shows a sunny road with no painted lines on. The rest of the angles are of a shadowy place with painted yellow lines. (01:53:10)

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: Young Forrest is about to step in the bus. He says to the bus driver, "My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump." That moment we have a back view of the bus driver's head and she exhales a big puff of smoke. A split second after we cut back to a front view of her and there's no smoke, instead she immediately exhales the smoke again.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jenny is adjusting Forrest's tie before their wedding, a man wearing a brown jacket can be seen on the porch behind them. Then in the next shot when Forrest sees Lt. Dan approaching, the man is gone. (02:00:20)

filledemot

Continuity mistake: Before young Forrest's foot gets trapped in the sewer, a black car in the back is moving towards him, and is about to make a right turn. Close-up on Forrest's foot and, when back to the wide angle, the same black car is further back again and repeats the previous movements.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: The first shot from above with the floating feather is mostly overcast. Shortly afterwards, after the feather lands and the lady walks up, the sun is coming from the left into the plaza.

manthabeat Premium member

Continuity mistake: During College, when Forrest first visits Jenny in her "all girls school". Jenny shows her breasts to Forrest and lets him touch her. When she hurries and puts on her bra, her right bra strap is twisted. When the camera pans away the bra strap is straight again.

zanowin

Continuity mistake: When Forrest was running in the first football scene, it shows cheerleaders and a couple of football players on the sidelines, then the next scene in closer view of Forrest running it shows the same cheerleaders and players in the same exact spot as if Forrest ran that same part of the field again. (00:22:15)

Continuity mistake: When Forrest gets hit by a stone and falls on the ground a red school book is lying on the ground next to him. When he gets up he doesn't pick it up, and when he runs away it's not on the ground either. (00:15:20)

NancyFelix
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Suggested correction: The red book is right from Jenny on the floor when Forrest starts running.

Continuity mistake: When Forrest and Bubba meet Lieutenant Dan for the very first time the sun changes between shots.

ozwal13

Continuity mistake: When Forrest is in Vietnam and they are all under attack in that little bunker, pay attention to Lt. Dan. In one shot there is a gun behind him, but a few shots later it is gone. (00:47:45)

Continuity mistake: When Forrest comes home after being discharged from the army, his mother greets him outside and it's overcast. The shadows on the ground are very faint. But in the shot from inside the house, it's suddenly sunny outside and the shadows are very dark.

Krista

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lt. Dan thanks Forrest for saving his life and "makes his peace with God", before he jumps overboard off the shrimp boat, the water is flat calm. In the next shot when he does jump and is doing the backstroke, the water is slightly choppy or rippled.

Continuity mistake: When Forrest Gump stops running, the road has paved shoulders. In the close-up, the shoulders are all weeds.

Continuity mistake: When Forrest meets Jenny at his house, Forrest stands up with the lawn partially mowed. After he hugs Jenny and the camera is on him it shows the path of grass completely mowed. The grass changes between mowed and unmowed a few times. (01:44:34 - 01:45:12)

Continuity mistake: When Lt. Dan shows up to be Forrest's first mate, he is smoking a cigar. From one angle the cigar has more ash than the next.

manthabeat Premium member

Factual error: When Forrest and Lt. Dan first try catching shrimp on the new boat in the mid 70s, they catch a bunch of junk, including a Mello Yello can, which wasn't launched until 1979. (01:30:05)

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Drill Sergeant: Why did you put that gun together so fast, Private?
Forrest Gump: Because you told me to, Drill Sergeant!

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Trivia: Dave Chappelle was originally offered the role of Bubba in Forrest Gump in a pre-production stage. He was concerned that the character was racially demeaning, so he turned down the part. He has since admitted to regretting the decision.

Tricia Webster Premium member
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Question: By the buses, when Jenny's boyfriend apologizes for hitting her and mentions "that lying S.O.B. Johnson", who is the Johnson he is referring to?

Answer: Johnson refers to Lyndon Johnson, the US President.

William Bergquist

Answer: He's referring to president Lyndon Johnson AKA the guy Forrest shows his gunshot wound to.

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