Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

59 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Forrest begins his run across America the day President Carter collapses in Maryland. This is October 1, 1979. When he stops running, he says: 'I had run for three years, two months, fourteen days, and sixteen hours.' Some time later, he gets Jenny's letter - the day President Reagan is attacked. This is March 30, 1981. So, he only ran for one and a half years.

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Correction: Forrest actually started running on July 5th 1976. Jenny and he were washing a bicentennial fireworks display the night before he started running. The news piece on Carter's collapse is the real error.

Corrected entry: In the hospital, Lt. Dan would not have been in the same ward as Forrest. Forrest is an enlisted man and Lt. Dan is an officer.

Correction: I have worked in both military and VA facilities, foreign based hospitals and deployed forward - there is no separation of officers and enlisted on wards. It's quite entertaining to see recovering Vietnam, Korea, OIF and OEF vets sitting at a card table with their IV pumps - there is no rank found on a hospital gown.

Corrected entry: If Forrest Gump's entire story is true and he became the big celebrity he claimed then why do none of the people listening to his story recognize him? I can understand the nurse not knowing who he is but the other three people were all old enough to know who they are talking to. Also keep in mind this is Alabama, if he really was a star player under Bear Bryant he would have been recognized much sooner.

Correction: This is the whole point of the film; that Forrest has played a major part in so many key events in 20th Century America without his involvement being recognised. It's not a plot hole or even a mistake, it's part of the film's story & humour. Also, although Forrest and Jenny are originally from Alabama, the scene on the bench takes place in Georgia.

Corrected entry: There is a scene where Forrest is in his dress uniform. The Medal of Honor ribbon (light blue with a field of white stars) is missing from the top row of ribbons.

Correction: He just received the Medal of Honor that day. You would have to buy another ribbon rack and the ribbon to change it and I don't know anyone that would do that on the same day.

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole movie they call Gump Private Gump when it is shown on his military uniform (when speaking at the hippie rally by the Washington monument) a listing of a E-5 - a sergeant. Also he went to college before the army, which means he would have been an officer, not a noncommissioned officer.

Correction: The last time some one called him Private Gump was the when he got the letter in Vietnam for the Medal of Honor. The next time someone said his rank and name was when he got his discharge papers, and he said SGT. Gump. So I see no mistake. And if you join the military after college doesn't mean your going to be automatically an officer unless you were in ROTC while in college, or you went to a Military Academy. You can be recommended for OCS (officers candidate school) if you have a college degree. Like his drill Sarge in boot camp recommended "if it was not such a waste of a fine enlisted man". So even with a college degree, if you enlist you start from the bottom.

Corrected entry: When Forrest sits down at his dying mother's bed, the pillow behind her back moves up significantly between shots.

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NancyFelix

Correction: The pillow does not move - there two different pillows but the angle of the shot is different.

Corrected entry: When Jenny introduces Forrest to the guy from Columbia SDS during the anti-war rally, she also introduces Forrest to a Black Panther. In real life (only a grad student would actually know this) Columbia University SDS was dominated by the Maoist Progressive Labor Party, and for ideological reasons, the Black Panthers and Progressive Labor despised each other. It is very unlikely that they would be hanging out together, as they are in the film.

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Correction: Jenny's friend is not from Columbia SDS, but from what Jenny calls the "Berkeley chapter of SDS," implying that he is from U. Cal-Berkeley. This is confirmed later when the bus carrying Jenny and her friend departs and we see the banner on the back that reads "Berkeley to D.C."

Corrected entry: When Forrest is reading the letter from Apple Computer, the date at the top of the letter says September 1975, but Apple's stock never went public until December of 1980.

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Correction: Forrest Gump would have been a principle investor in Apple with private shares. To make the investment, he would not have to buy publicly traded shares. He would have essentially been a venture capitalist.

Corrected entry: After Forrest interrupted Jenny's nude performance in the theatre, as they are walking away, the 1994 Ini Kamoze hit, "Here Comes the Hotstepper," is playing in the background despite the fact this scene is set before the Vietnam War.

Correction: That song is Wilson Pickett: Land Of 1000 Dances, not Ini Kamoze. Ini Kamoze did use some of the Nah Nah Nah's in his song. The Pickett song is featured on the Forrest Gump Soundtrack.

Corrected entry: When Forrest is running the football field and passing all the players, he passes everyone except the referee, who can be seen moving down the sidelines at a faster pace than Forrest.

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Correction: How is this a mistake? So, the referee is moving faster..... because he is supposed to keep ahead of the players to be in a position to make the call. No mistake here.

MovieFan612

Corrected entry: At the peace rally, Forrest is referred to as "Private Gump". However, the insignia on his shoulder indicates that he is, in fact, a sergeant.

reckless150681

Correction: If you were to ask any random person to correctly identify the insignia on a person, a vast majority would get it wrong. This person probably had no idea about his ranking. Character mistake at best.

XIII

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest gets his discharge papers, the sargeant calls him PFC, that is private first class. However, if he had served one tour in Vietnam, he would have been automatically promoted to SP4, that is one rank above PFC. When he is in uniform at the rally in Washington, he is wearing three stripes on his shoulder - that is sargeant, a rank he could not have earned after being discharged.

Correction: Being Awarded the Medal of Honor bestows the Grade of E-5 upon the recipient, in additional to other entitlements (pay/benefits). The rank is bestowed and is not revocable except by act of Congress. This action is not dependent upon still being on active duty.

Corrected entry: When Young Forrest and Mrs. Gump walks by the Appliance Store and sees Elvis Presley perform "Hound Dog," that performance originally aired on June 5, 1956 on the Milton Berle Show while Forrest had yet started Elementary School, but when Governor George Wallace gives his infamous "Stand at the Schoolhouse Door" speech, the date that event occurred was June 11, 1963. So, there's no way that Forrest Started Kindergarten in 1956 and be in College already by 1963, especially with a below average IQ.Now, if I go off of the Jenny's date of birth off of her grave which was sometime in 1942 or '43 (I don't have the exact date), we can assume that Forrest would be the correct age when in college in 1963; that would mean also that Elvis Presley performed "Hound Dog" earlier than 1956 (more like 1949 or 1950, while Elvis would've been still relatively unknown at that point in history.).

jmmoosey

Correction: It is a major plot point that Forest is slower than alot of people so begining school around 13 or 14 makes sense. it is also never stated that he was in kindergarden for his first day of school.

Corrected entry: While Forrest is in the hospital after being wounded in the firefight that killed Bubba, the lunar landing of 1969 is shown on a tv in the background. Later, when Forrest visits Bubba's grave, Bubba's date of death is shown on the headstone as 1967.

Correction: The part with the moon landing, happened when he was playing for the Special Services, some time after being wounded, not immediately after he was wounded. Thus, its reasonable for 2 years to have passed.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest and Jenny reunite in Washington D.C., they embrace in the lake and the camera pans away from the two of them embracing. If you look closely, there's no reflection of their silhouettes on the water of the lake as there should be.

Correction: There is a clear reflection of them moving around.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Corrected entry: When Forrest firsts meets Jenny on the bus to school, a girl is sitting behind them, then disappears, then reappears again..

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Correction: The girl is always there. The little girl's head is blocking her. In one shot you actually see a part of the girl behind her.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest is being chased by the bullies in the truck, the truck has a confederate flag plate on the front, but no "official" state of Alabama-issued plate. Alabama issued duplicate plates (one for front and back) through 1976. Since this scene took place while Forrest was in high school, prior to 1977, it should have had a front plate.

Correction: Two points to nullify this. 1.) Many states issue duplicate plates but do not legally require the front plate to be used. Alabama did not require 2 license plates in 1976. It's irrelevant though because 2.) These boys are in their vehicle chasing another boy who is on foot. They are throwing objects at him and fully intend to beat him severely if they catch him. It's quite clear they have very little concern for the law. They frankly don't care whether they need that front plate or not. It's a character choice, not a movie mistake.

Phixius

Corrected entry: While Forrest is in the hospital with his war wound, all his mail is returned to him that he had been writing to Jenny. The zip code for Greenbow, AL on the first letter is 39902. On the second letter however, it is 96602. All the other letters have 39902 as the zip code.

Correction: 96602 is a zip code used for APO/FPO addresses for American Forces overseas. It was probably Forrest's zip code in Vietnam and is a mistake he would likely make.

Corrected entry: When Forrest first comes to Vietnam and enters the camp, one version has Aretha Franklin's "Respect" playing in the background. Other versions have "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" by The Temptations.

Correction: There aren't multiple versions of this scene - these two songs are played consecutively in the film. When Forrest and Bubba's plane arrives in Vietnam, "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" can be heard in the background. Then when they're walking toward camp and Lt. Dan approaches them, "Respect" starts playing.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest "rescues" Jenny from the "assault" by the college student in the car, 1) Jenny gets out of the car too quickly considering her earlier, rather peculiar position, 2) when she gets through the right door she doesn't seem to open it - she just appears on the side of the car, 3) which would explain that the door doesn't get closed when the boy drives off in a huff.

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NancyFelix

Correction: (1) Jenny wasn't in an awkward position; her date was; (2) huh?; (3) so what? older cars had heavy doors; it closed as he drove off.

Brenda Elzin

Corrected entry: When Mrs. Gump is reading to Forrest towards the beginning, she turns the page when she's interrupted by Forrests question. Then when she continues, she flips the page again to start where she left off.

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Correction: She was just startled and disturbed by his question and absentmindedly turned another page. Not a mistake.

Brenda Elzin

Corrected entry: When little Forrest runs away from the bullies he loses the braces on his right leg twice.

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NancyFelix

Correction: It's a slow-motion scene and it's purposely duplicated to get the desired effect that this is a monumental moment for Forrest.

Brenda Elzin

Corrected entry: After Forrest gets discharged from the Army he comes walking up to his house and greets his momma with only his duffle bag in his hand. His momma tells him, 'We've had all sorts of visitors', and shows him a ping pong paddle she wants him to hold, saying, 'Maybe you'll get used to it'. Magically, he presents his own, old paddle, and says, "Momma I only like my own paddle", but he never opens his duffle bag to get the paddle out. It's as if the paddle appears from nowhere.

Correction: Look closely when he is walking into the house, you can see it's in his back pocket. That's he why he is able to produce it for her so quickly.

Lummie

Corrected entry: Shouldn't Forrest be an officer? He graduated college then went into the army: shouldn't he be an officer then, not an enlisted person?

Correction: College doesn't guarantee you a commission into the Army, there are many factors including tests and interviews that could have easily disqualified him, as well as the fact he could have simply declined the position.

Rlvlk

Corrected entry: When Forrest runs into town after losing his braces he speeds by a cafe in the foreground where one of the patrons, an old guy with a hat, calls him a running fool. Some 20 years he takes off for his three-year run across America some 20 years later, and when he comes by the cafe we see the same old guy, who obviously hasn't aged in between.

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NancyFelix

Correction: I really think that having the same guy is a statement on the lack of change in Gump's hometown in comparison with the rest of America. (I hardly think that the director is slapping his forehead thinking "oops!" over this one.).

Corrected entry: When Forrest starts to play ping-pong, he says how he plays all the time. In one shot, the camera is laying on the table, looking up at him. Just before the shot changes to the next, you can hear the "clunk" of the ball hitting the camera. I saw this in the DVD and on TV. You know it is the camera because it is loud and sudden, not soft, like what you would hear when it hits a ping-pong paddle.

Correction: I'm not sure what you heard, but it could not have been the ball hitting the camera, because in the making of the film documentary, it is shown that the ping-pong ball was computer generated for every scene, so no real ball ever existed.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest and Lt. Dan are on the shrimp boat and Forrest gets the call that "his momma is sick", he immediately jumps overboard and presumably swims to shore to start running home without changing clothes. But in the next shot he is shown running down the road wearing a different shirt and pants than before, and carrying his suitcase, which should still be on his boat since he lived on it.

Correction: It's not just possible, but probable that someone either gave Forrest his clothes and suitcase, or Forrest went back for them. His immediate reaction was likely not his ONLY reaction.

CocoCami

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film when Forrest visits Jenny's grave and talks to her he says that he has a letter written to her by their son, young Forrest. He then says that he can't read it, so he'll just lay it down on her grave. Why can't he read it? Jenny taught him how to read when they were children, and he graduated from college. What college gives a diploma to someone who can't read?

Correction: It is not that he is unable to read. He was told not to read it by little Forest as it is personal between him and his mum.

Scrappy

Corrected entry: In a sequence set around 1970, someone is shown reading a copy of USA Today. The newspaper wasn't created until 1983.

Correction: Just checked the movie and cannot find this scene anywhere. Without a time code, this entry is too vague.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: At the end, Jenny looks way too healthy for someone a few days before dying of AIDS.

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NancyFelix

Correction: It is not stated definitively that Jenny has AIDS; she says it is "some sort of virus" possibly alluding to the HIV viral infection. Also, she could have died of heart failure secondary to the viral disease, or any number of other complications (drug toxicity, internal hemorrhage, massive stroke) that come on suddenly and without prior visible symptoms. Diseases are very unpredictable, and a person can be very near death and look just fine.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Forest runs away and the boys are chasing him by car we can see in one shot that the car is very close to Forrest and in the next the car is much farther from Forrest. This is a direct cut, with no time for the car to drop back.

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Correction: This is done deliberately to imply that Forrest is just that fast. He also made a jump over a fence right afterward, that was higher than a normal man could do. These are comedic (for lack of a better description) elements, not mistakes.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Lt.Dan and Gump are in the apartment after New Years, there is a shot of Lt.Dan with the hooker on his lap where you can see his legs.

Correction: Incorrect. The end of his pants are tied in bunches, and you see that hanging down. A few inches below that you can see the bedspread on the other side, through where his legs should have been.

Corrected entry: When Forrest is recalling his time playing ping-pong in the US Army, he is playing while other soldiers are watching him instead of the moon landing on July 20, 1969. Then he says "A few years later he went to China.". Then he meets Lt. Dan in NYC at Christmas 1971, as we see New Year's Eve for 1972 happening. Then a little while later he and Lt. Dan are the only shrimp boat to survive Hurricane Camille which hit the gulf coast in August 1969. The time doesn't add up to the sequence of events - it jumps from 1969 (Moon Walk) to 1972 back to 1969.

Packergirl

Correction: They say Carmen not Camille (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Carmen). Carmen was in August 1974 so the timeline is fine - 1969 to 1972 to 1974.

Myridon

Corrected entry: It makes no sense that Lt. Dan was shocked about Forrest receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. First off, as Forrest's commanding officer in the field, Lt. Dan would have had to recommend him for the medal. Also, as one of the people who Forrest rescued from the battlefield, Lt. Dan would certainly have been interviewed to verify Forrest's heroic actions.

Correction: Lt. Dan was not as shocked as he was angry. He was left a paraplegic while an "imbecile" like Forrest was spared. He was using this opportunity to vent his frustration; surely he knew Forrest was going to receive the medal.

Reformed Dispatcher

Corrected entry: Jenny comes to visit Forrest as he is mowing his yard on the riding lawn mower. The first shot shows Forrest still mowing the edge of the long grass but the shot that shows him walking towards Jenny, the lawnmower is off of the line he was mowing and is away from the long grass - if you look, the grass in front of the lawn mower is already cut.

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Correction: He probably was going over the same place again, after he'd already mowed it. It's definitely something Forrest would do.

Corrected entry: When Forrest and Bubba are on the helicopter in Vietnam, Bubba's lip isn't swollen.

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Correction: Bubba's lip isn't swollen to begin with; he just had a prominent lower lip. And, this is after Lt. Dan told him to "tuck that lip in".

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest is carrying Bubba out of the jungle away from the airstrike, look carefully when Forrest starts down the trail into the open and the napalm starts hitting the ground. Several rounds land very close to him, and one even lands in a bush that he has just passed. In actuality Forrest and Bubba would have been crispy to the bone before they realised what hit them.

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Correction: The movie is a memory play so Forrest is telling someone all of this. The explosions may have sounded closer than they actually were. This would then be reflected in his recap of the story.

Corrected entry: The Mike Douglas Show was shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 5th and Market St. It was not in New York City as it was in the movie.

Correction: That was "The Dick Cavett Show" not "The Mike Douglas Show".

Corrected entry: In the arc of Gump's life, it would have been impossible for the media to be continuously unaware of who he is, yet they are. No All-American football player at Alabama would ever become anonymous in that State, nor would it have escaped media attention that the same guy who was a grid iron hero, a medal of honor winner who spoke at an anti-war rally with Abbie Hoffman, and then a multi millionaire philanthropist. Yet when Gump begins his back and forth run across America, the media coverage of him all centers on his relative obscurity.

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Correction: It would be possible for Gump to remain relatively obscure. Most Americans don't even know their own congressman, senator, governor etc., and those people are in the news everyday. There are many actors and singers that many people wouldn't know if they saw them walking down the street. Not to mention Gump's brushes with fame were years apart.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Forrest jumps of the shrimp boat to greet Lt. Dan there is a diver making it look like Forrest is making big splashes with his feet. This can be clearly seen in the last few seconds where Tom Hanks' feet can't possibly bend to make the water splash like it does.

Correction: This is simply Forrest's rather unorthodox way of swimming. All the splashing is made by his feet.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: When Forrest and Bubba meet Lieutenant Dan for the first time, he has a roll of toilet paper in his hand. During the scene, he walks them toward a soldier whom he begins to yell at. As he is yelling at the soldier, his hands appear with no toilet paper, then a roll in the right hand, then no roll again. As he approaches the "bathroom", Lieutenant Dan picks up a roll from the side of the door.

Correction: Lt. Dan is holding the roll with his fingertips all the time. Sometimes you can't see it because it's below the frame while a part of the hand is still visible. And he certainly doesn't pick up any roll in the booth.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: When Forrest's mother tries to get him into school, the principal shows her some kind of national standards chart, pointing with a pencil to the 'below average' zone where Forrest is with an IQ of 75. In the next shot, his pencil is in the 'normal' zone of the chart, not the 'below average' zone.

Correction: Here the principal is explaining to her the requirement for a normal school.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: When Bubba and Forrest are in the helicopter on their way to Vietnam, their is another guy sitting with them (it says 'Duke' on his helmet) to their right. However, when the chopper lands and they get out, the guy exits on the opposite side of the helicopter. Seeing as how he would have had to get through the tiny space between Bubba, Forrest and the front seat of the chopper, shouldn't he have just gone out the side he was sitting on?

Correction: It's a different guy who wasn't shown in the shots inside the helicopter. Shortly before the landing one can see Duke AND this guy sitting at both doors.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: When Forrest is sleeping in the hospital, right before lieutenant Dan pulls him off the bed, you see a ping pong paddle and ball on his bed with a hand on the handle. But it is not his hand. First of all, there's no way he could get the right hand in that position, secondly, when he is pulled off the bed, the hand stays there. Why would someone else be holding a ping pong paddle on his bed?

Correction: It's Forrest's hand, only the wide angle makes it look a little strange, and it also moves when he gets pulled off the bed.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jenny asks Forrest if he thinks she could fly off the bridge, a car is coming towards them - in the next shot it's gone.

Correction: It's gone because it takes a right turn before it enters the bridge.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: In the scene where Lt. Dan is confronting Forrest outside the Dick Cavet show Lt. Dan Loses control of his wheelchair. As it spins out of control and flies by the camera you can clearly see Gary's Legs.

Correction: We only see his rather long stumps.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: Jenny inexplicably joins the Black Panthers for a short time. Forrest meets up with her at a Black panther outpost. In reality, the Black Panthers were totally a Black Separatist organization (as directly implied by the Black Panther leader explaining the club's purpose to Forrest), and never recruited whites to join them - ever.

Correction: It's never suggested she has actually joined, just that she knows some people in it.

David Mercier

Corrected entry: In the scene where Robin Wright is supposed to be playing the guitar and singing nude in the club, you can see the nude-coloured thong she is wearing when they show her from the back.

Correction: The thong is so noticeable that it is apparent that it's presence is a deliberate one. Two explanations within the storyline: One, it's a topless bar not a totally-nude bar and she chose to wear a thong that was flesh/skin colored. Or two, it is a totally-nude bar and perhaps she planned to strip after the song, and didn't get a chance to get that far, due to the unruly crowd and Forrest's interruption.

Corrected entry: When Forrest and Bubba are cleaning the floor with toothbrushes, in the background you can see somebody sneak to the side, possibly a crew member.

Correction: Or more likely, another member of Forrest and Bubba's basic training platoon.

Corrected entry: In the scene when it is New Year's Eve, it is midnight in New York where Forrest and Lt Dan are. However Jenny is in San Francisco which is three hours behind New York, but it is still midnight.

Correction: The point of those scenes is to contrast how Forrest and Jenny spent their New Years. Not really a mistake, rather a filmmakers way of showing two different lives at the same time. Also, in the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific time zones, they often show NYC's New Years ahead of their own and then go to local coverage for the "actual midnight." And the film doesn't assert both of those events are happening simultaneously, anyway.

Corrected entry: When Forrest was running from the truck, the truck came about a foot behind him in one scene. In the next scene, he's ahead of the truck quite a bit.

Correction: This is to show how fast he can be.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jenny brings Forrest in from the rain into her dorm room, she grabs a blanket off of the bed by the one that Forrest is sitting on. When Jenny sits down there, her roommate is on the bed that was empty before.

Correction: Jenny takes a bathrobe from the bed, not a blanket. It's entirely possible that the bathrobe was lying on the foot of the bed whilst the room mate was sleeping in it.

Corrected entry: When you see the old footage of the KKK, to the left you see the tracks of the camera dolly. Verified in the DVD.

Correction: The film crew used an old shot of the KKK, and added in Tom Hanks so that it looks like he and the KKK are together in the shot. The tracks are from the old shot, which is also explained in the DVD.

Corrected entry: When Forrest is running across America and decides to stop in the desert, he is heading East (as is obvious by his shadow). He says "I think I'll go home now", turns around, and walks West...away from home.

Correction: I've been at that specific location (I even took a picture last year acting like Forrest on that scene and I double-check with the movie, just to prove myself I'm right). It is in Monument Valley, right on the border of Arizona and Utah. Forrest is heading north-east to Utah from Monument Valley . Even though he is living in Alabama (East) and the road back that he takes is heading south-west, it is probably more practical for him to go back to Flagstaff (for the closest highway) or Phoenix (for a plane). Because I drove that road, I can confirm that Forrest does the right thing if he wants to go back quickly.

Corrected entry: When Forrest begins his run across the country it is early in the morning or afternoon in Alabama. It's very bright out, and his shadow is indicative of a time close to noon. When he stops running he says 'I had run for three years, two months, fourteen days, and sixteen hours'. He stops running in the Midwest. Even with the time zone and generous allowance for estimating his departure, it would be dark in the Mid-West, sixteen hours later. But it's light out.

Correction: Forest mentioned that he had stopped a few times during his trek by saying"... when I was sleepy, I slept...etc." So he may had been referring to his actual running time minus his resting/eating sessions that would've caused the time delay.

Corrected entry: When we see the TV with Neil Armstrong on the moon, the video and the audio are out of sync. In the film, we see Neil jumping off the ladder, and then he says 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. However, he has only landed on the footplate of the lunar module. There is about another minute or so of audio before he actually steps on the surface of the moon.

Correction: This may be a factual error, but it's on the part of Neil Armstrong, not the movie. As I remember it, he did say it as he jumped off the ladder.

Bob Blumenfeld

Corrected entry: In the final scene where Forrest Junior is waiting for the schoolbus, he tells Forrest that he is taking the Curious George book to school for show-and-tell because "Grandma used to read it to me." In the storyline, Forrest's mother (Forest Junior's paternal Grandmother) is dead before Forrest learns he has a son. It wouldn't have been his maternal grandmother because Forrest had the book at the bus stop he narrates the movie from, and Jenny's mom died when she was a child.

Correction: Young Forrest is waiting at the bus stop and says he is taking the Curious George book to school because "Grand-mom used to read it to YOU", referring to his father. He never said that his grandmother use to read it to him.

Corrected entry: In the the scene where he receives his discharge orders (and when he subsequently returns home) the ribbons on his uniform do not include the one for the Medal of Honor. Just because he gave his actual medal to Jenny, he'd still be entitled to wear the ribbon, as far as the Army's concerned.

Correction: In Forrest's mind, he gave Jenny the medal because he earned it by doing what she told him to do, and probably then chose not to wear the ribbon. Think about it, he loves Jenny so much that he forfeits all the perks associated with wearing the ribbon, because in his mind Jenny is the person entitled to the medal.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Forrest and Bubba meet Lt. Dan, Lt. Dan asks where Forrest and Bubba are from. They both reply that they are from Alabama. Moments later, Lt. Dan says, "So Arkansas huh?"

Correction: I think that this was intentional. Lt. Dan wasn't really listening to them when they said where they were from. He goes on to tell them that he'd been through Little Rock once. I am sure that the writers knew that Little Rock is not in Alabama, and I am sure that they remembered that Gump was not from Arkansas.

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Forrest's son is played by Haley Joel Osment, the adorable kid that later achieved great fame as the troubled Cole in the "The Sixth Sense".

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