Grandly ambitious and slightly flawed, amounting to a wonderful bit of movie magic. As the intelligence-impaired Gump with a heart of gold and more than enough character and dignity, Hanks supplies another career highlight. Field contributes a nice turn as his dedicated mama (they were last together in "Punchline"), while Sinise is particularly effective as a handicapped Vietnam veteran with a bad attitude. Incredible special effects put Gump in the middle of historic events over a four decade period, but the real story is the life-affirming, non-judgmental power of Gump to transform the lives of those around him. From the novel by Winston Groom.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 142 minutes.
Oscars 1994: Actor (Hanks), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Zemeckis), Film Editing, Picture, Visual FX; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1994: Director (Zemeckis); Golden Globes 1995: Actor--Drama (Hanks), Director (Zemeckis), Film--Drama; Natl. Bd. of Review 1994: Actor (Hanks), Film, Support. Actor (Sinise); Screen Actors Guild 1994: Actor (Hanks); Writers Guild 1994: Adapt. Screenplay; Blockbuster 1995: Movie, T., Drama Actor, T. (Hanks); Blockbuster 1996: Drama Actor, V. (Hanks).
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