What's the Difference between Forrest Gump the Book and Forrest Gump the Movie?

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Forrest Gump

51%
Released: 1986
Author: Winston Groom

Forrest Gump

49%
Released: 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
Portrayed by: Tom Hanks
Jenny Curran
Jenny Curran
Portrayed by: Robin Wright
ms gump
ms gump
We comin out wit them dicks nigga
We comin out wit them dicks nigga
Portrayed by: Nicholas Cage
Forrest Gump Book vs Movie
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   Forrest becomes and astronaut and goes to outer space. He meets an ape there named Sue. They crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by cannibals. This doesn't happen.
   Forrest leaves the Shrimp business to travel around with his Ape and Lt. Dan as a one man band. Forrest leaves the Shrimp business to Lt. Dan and goes home to cut the grass for free.
   Jenny does NOT go to an 'all girls college' Jenny goes to an all-girls college
   Forrest curses a lot. He doesn't swear.
   Forrest meets the President as a military hero returned from Viet Nam Forrest meets the President because he's a college football 'all star' (an utterly stupid, banal, asinine change to the story)
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