Forrest Gump

The life and times of Forrest Gump, growing up in the twentieth century. Forrest is an allegory for the USA in the latter part of the last century. Forrest makes friends, plays on the football team, fights in Vietnam, plays Table Tennis professionally, opens a shrimp company all while innocently trying to discover how the world works, and while trying to get back to his greatest friend, Jenny. After he finds Jenny, they fall in love and have a son named Forrest Jr., and when Jenny dies, Forrest is left to bring up his son on his own. The film ends with Forrest sending his son on his first day of school telling him that he loves him.

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

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Question: How did Lieutenant Dan find out about Forrest and Jenny's wedding? Forrest appears to be surprised to see him there, and Jenny had never met him before.

Answer: Presumably, Forrest called Dan and invited him. He seemed surprised to see Dan standing. The last time Forrest saw Dan he was in a wheelchair. His reaction was all about Dan's "magic legs".

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