Forrest Gump script
Forrest Gump (1994)
Synopsis: Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright). EXT. A SAVANNAH STREET - DAY (1981) A feather floats through the air. The falling feather. A city, Savannah, is revealed in the background. The feather floats down toward the city below. The feather drops down toward the street below, as people walk past and cars drive by, and nearly lands on a man's shoulder. He walks across the street, causing the feather to be whisked back on its journey. The f

Forrest closes his eyes tightly.


Momma said they'd take my anywhere.



A little boy closes his eyes tightly. It is young Forrest as

he sits in a doctor's office.


She said they was my magic shoes.

Forrest has been fitted with orthopedic shoes and metal leg



All right, Forrest, you can open

your eyes now. Let's take a little

walk around.

The doctor sets Forrest down on its feet. Forrest walks around

stiffly. Forrest's mother, MRS. GUMP, watches him as he clanks

around the room awkwardly.


How do those feel? His legs are

strong, Mrs. Gump. As strong as I've

ever seen. But his back is as crooked

as a politician.

Forrest walks foreground past the doctor and Mrs. Gump.


But we're gonna straighten him right

up now, won't we, Forrest?

A loud thud is heard as, outside, Forrest falls.



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Eric Roth

Eric Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). more…

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