Special Sub-Topic: Hey, Forrest!
|In the opening credits, a feather drifted down and landed between Forrest's feet. What was the name of the book he put it inside of for safekeeping?|
|What was Forrest's home town?|
|Several people sat on the bus stop bench next to Forrest, listening to the story of his life. What magazine was the first woman reading?|
"People". She politely tried to ignore Forrest talking to her. Forrest said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes and that hers must be so comfortable she could walk all day and not get tired. She answered, "My feet hurt."
|Forrest loved one woman all his life. What was her name?|
Jenny Curran. Forrest called it "the most beautiful name in the world." Guess what he named his shrimp boat?
|When Jenny got her first job performing as a folk singer, what name did she appear under?|
Bobbie Dylan. She performed naked, shielded by an enormous acoustic guitar and sang, or attempted to sing, "Blowing in the Wind." Forrest rescued her when the rowdies in the audience tried grab her legs and get her to move the guitar.
|How many men did Forrest carry to safety during the firefight in Vietnam?|
Five. He didn't quite take Jenny's admonition that, if he ever ran into trouble in Vietnam, he should just run and keep on running. Good thing!
|What were Bubba's last words?|
"I just want to go home". Forrest said that if he'd known this was the last time he was going to talk to Bubba, he would have thought of something better to say than, "Hey, Bubba!"
|What was Lt. Dan's full name?|
Dan Taylor. He taught Forrest how to hunt for "somebody named Charlie."
|Everyone knows Forrest was wounded "in the buttocks, sir," but what did he show to President Johnson?|
His right buttock. Lyndon Johnson just walked away laughing. He couldn't exactly be critical of Forrest: When President Johnson had surgery, he pulled up his shirt for the entire country to take a look at the scars.
|How many Dr. Peppers did Forrest drink when he met President Kennedy?|
15. Which consumption was followed by the loudest and longest on screen belch since the outtakes of Mean Joe Green doing the Coca-Cola commercials!
|True or false: When Forrest got his first set of leg braces and when his mother died after he came back from Vietnam, they were treated by the same doctor. |
t. Anybody notice that while fitting Forrest with leg braces, the doctor was smoking a cigarette?
|Where was Bubba from?|
|When Forrest met his son, what television program did they watch together?|
"Sesame Street". Specifically, Bert and Ernie!
|Lt. Dan finally thanked Forrest for saving his life -- if you can take his "I never did thank you for saving my life" as a thankyou. When did this happen?|
After the hurricane left them the only shrimping boat afloat. Forrest thought that, although Lt. Dan had never said it, he had made his peace with God.
|When Forrest gave Bubba's mother Bubba's share of the profits from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, what did she do?|
Fell over backward. And she was smiling the whole way down.
|One of the most wrenching scenes in the movie was an incident on a balcony in a flashback of Jenny's life. What happened there?|
She tried to jump off, but couldn't. Her self-destructive behavior lasted a long, long time.
|What was Jenny doing for a living when she wrote and asked Forrest to come visit her?|
Waitressing. She was carrying a coffee pot when she looked over at the TV screen by chance and saw coverage of Forrest in his cross-country run.
|What became of Jenny's childhood home?|
It was demolished.. Forrest had it leveled to the ground after Jenny died.
|What did Jenny die of?|
AIDS. It was strongly implied that she had AIDS, but since she died before AIDS became well known, she could only describe her sickness to Forrest as some kind of "mysterious virus." The movie concentrated on the intensity of Forrest's grief for her rather than what it was she died of.
|What kept Forrest awake at night when he visited Washington, D.C.?|
Flashlights shining in his window. He called the front desk to say that there must have been a power failure and they should come help the people hunting around with flashlights trying to find the fusebox. Did I mention he was staying in the Watergate?
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