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

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Forrest Gump

56%
Released: 1986
Author: Winston Groom

Forrest Gump

44%
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's mother doesn't die until the beginning of the second book, probably only to keep continuity with the movie (Winston Groom mostly wrote the second book as a Take That to the filmmakers who had wronged him with "Hollywood accounting" and mangling of the source text, which also explains why Groom hasn't allowed a second movie). Forrest's mother dies.
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