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Forrest Gump


Sep 05, 2014

Latest Home Video

Dec 09, 2014

MPAA Rating



Robert Zemeckis


Tom Hanks
Gary Sinise
Sally Field


1994 Paramount Pictures / Warner Brothers

Still shot from the movie: Forrest Gump.

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Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is a simple man who manages to find his way into some of the most complicated historical moments of the 20th century.

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Why Is Forrest Gump Rated PG-13?

Forrest Gump is rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence

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Violence: Soldiers are shown in a Vietnam War context, during an intense battle some are killed while others are left badly injured, many are shown with bloody injuries -- some explicit, one man loses both legs and is later seen with amputated limbs. Other boys bully a young boy who has a physical impairment. They throw rocks at him until he begins to run and miraculously escapes from them. A female character is slapped and knocked to the ground. Fisticuffs occur in some scenes with blood effects. Sexual abuse of a child is implied. Newsreel footage shows actual violent events.

Sexual Content: A woman removes her bra while a man watches (we see this from behind), she places his hand on her breast. In another scene a naked woman is seen with explicit nudity obscured by a prop and positioning. Sexual sounds are heard, a couple is shown kissing and sex is later implied. Men are seen without shirts and some rear male nudity is seen from a distance.

Language: A single sexual expletive is heard. Crude and clinical anatomical terms, scatological curses and terms of deity are frequently used. Derogatory racial comments and developmental slurs are included.

Drugs/Alcohol Drug use is depicted along with smoking and the consumption of alcohol.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG violence; nudity, sexually suggestive scenes, coarse language.
AB PG Reclassified in 2014: Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
MB PG Not Suitable For Young Children.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Forrest Gump...

Home Video Notes: Forrest Gump: 20th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 30 September 2014
After a short theatrical re-release, Forrest Gump comes to home video in a Twentieth Anniversary Edition with the following extras:
- Greenbow Diary
- The Art of Screenplay Adaptation
- The Make-up of Forrest Gump
- Through the Ears of Forrest Gump – Sound Design
- Little Forrest
- An Evening with Forrest Gump
- Easter Eggs - Groom on Gump
- And More

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