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Desson Howe - Weekend section, "This is a captivating experience. (Tom) Hanks is superb."

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'Forrest Gump'

Scene from this movie Forrest starts off as a gimpy kid in leg braces whose IQ is too low for him to get into public school. But his dedicated mother finds a way around that. When Forrest is befriended by schoolmate Jenny, a lifelong friendship begins. After shedding those braces and realizing he can run like the wind, Forrest begins a highly eventful life.

He becomes a college football star, a decorated soldier in Vietnam, a ping-pong champion and a folkloric jogger-hero. He meets presidents and celebrities. He travels the world over. He honors a promise made to deceased war pal Bubba to run a shrimp boat. He takes care of his former lieutenant, a man painfully embittered by his war experiences. -- Desson Howe
Rated PG-13


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks; Sally Field; Mykelti Williamson; Gary Sinise; Robin Wright; Hanna; Hall; Michael Humphreys
Running Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
Filmographies: Tom Hanks; Sally Field; Gary Sinise; Robin Wright
Awards: This movie won Oscars for Best Picture; Actor (Tom Hanks); Director (Robert Zemeckis); Film Editing; Visual Effects; and Adapted Screenplay