Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

54 mistakes

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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)

Revealing mistake: In the black-and-white newsreel footage of Forrest's All American team visiting President Kennedy in the White House, Kennedy is handling a football and you can see to the right of his grip "N STATE" printed on the ball and beneath that the signature "Rip Engle." The producers obviously spliced stock footage of when the Penn State team visited the White House following their Gator Bowl win in 1962. Rip Engle was their coach at the time. (Kennedy's hand hides the first three letters of Penn State).

Mahler

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

Factual error: When Forrest is running in the desert they show a couple of saguaro cactus that are about 3 ft tall with arms growing out the side. Saguaro cactus do not grow arms for up to 75 years and at least 10 ft tall.

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.

Audio problem: John Lennon's lips don't sync with what he's saying. Neither do Kennedy's or Johnson's or Nixon's.

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

Audio problem: In the shot that shows Forrest punch a man three times, there's problems with the sound effects. The first punch has no sound. The other two are too late, they appear after the punch.

MikeH

Forrest Gump: I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.

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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: What does Jenny die of? And is it mentioned anywhere in the film at all?

Answer: It's not specified in the film, but in the sequel book "Gump & Co" the author mentions that Jenny dies from Hepatitis C as a former drug addict in the early 70s. Hepatitis C was an unknown disease until 1989.

Answer: In 1981, when Forrest meets Jenny again, she says she has a virus that doctors don't know. This virus was the HIV virus, as 1981 marks the AIDS outbreak in the World.

Answer: It could have been HIV or Hepatitis C or something else. Maybe someone related to the story or even Winston Groom himself told this at some other place. Nonetheless, it's false that it appears in that book.

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