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

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 feather floats above a stopped car.

The car drives off right as the feather floats down toward

the street.

The feather floats under a passing car, then is sent flying

back up in the air. A MAN sits on a bus bench. The feather

floats above the ground and finally lands on the man's

mudsoaked shoe.

The man reached down and picks up the feather. His name is

FORREST GUMP. He looks at the feather oddly, moves aside a

box of chocolates from an old suitcase, then opens the case.

Inside the old suitcase are an assortment of clothes, a

pingpong paddle, toothpaste and other personal items.

Forrest pulls out a book titled "Curious George," then places

the feather inside the book. Forrest closes the suitcase.

Something in his eyes reveals that Forrest may not be all

there.

Forrest looks right as the sound of an arriving bus is heard.

A bus pulls up. Forrest remains on the bus bench as the bus

continues on.

A BLACK WOMAN in a nurse's outfit steps up and sits down at

the bus bench next to Forrest. The nurse begins to read a

magazine as Forrest looks at her.

FORREST:

Hello. My name's Forrest Gump.

He opens a box of chocolates and holds it out for the nurse.

FORREST:

You want a chocolate?

The nurse shakes her head, a bit apprehensive about this

strange man next to her.

FORREST:

I could eat about a million and a

half of these. My momma always said,

"Life was like a box of chocolates.

You never know what you're gonna

get."

Forrest eats a chocolate as he looks down at the nurse's

shoes.

FORREST:

Those must be comfortable shoes.

I'll bet you could walk all day in

shoes like that and not feel a thing.

I wish I had shoes like that.

BLACK WOMAN:

My feet hurt.

FORREST:

Momma always says there's an awful

lot you could tell about a person by

their shoes. Where they're going.

Where they've been.

The black woman stares at Forrest as he looks down at his

own shoes.

FORREST:

I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I

think about it real hard I could

remember my first pair of shoes.

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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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