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


Forrest Gump

Released: 1986
Author: Winston Groom

Forrest Gump

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
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We comin out wit them dicks nigga
We comin out wit them dicks nigga
Portrayed by: Nicholas Cage
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   Forrest joins the football team as a 14 year old. He is very good. He goes to the principals office where he meets Bear Bryant from the University of Alabama. He asks him if he wants to play football in College. Bear Bryant is at Forrest's school watching the team play. Forrest is not on the team. He is being chased by bullies in a truck and turns onto the football field. He passes the quarterback just as he releases the ball and reaches the wide receiver as the ball arrives. Bear Bryant is amazed by his speed and asks who he is.
   Forrest becomes a world class chess player. He never plays chess.
   Forrest says "Being an idiot is no box of chocolates." Forrest says that his mother always told him, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."
   Jenny leaves Forrest and gets married to another man. She raises Forest Jr. with that man. She lives. Jenny marries Forrest and dies.
   Forrest meets Bubba (white guy) on the college (University of Alabama) football team Forrest meets Bubba (black guy) in Army Basic Training
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