Forrest Gump
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Forrest Gump: Bit me directly in the but-tocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the Army must keep that money, 'cause I still ain't seen a nickel of that million dollars.

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Drill Sergeant: Why did you put that gun together so fast, Private?
Forrest Gump: Because you told me to, Drill Sergeant!

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Forrest Gump: I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.

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Jenny: Run, Forrest, run!

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Lt. Dan: Gump, Have you found Jesus?
Forrest Gump: I didn't know I was suppose to be looking for him, sir.

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Bubba: The name's Benjamin Buford Blue, people call me Bubba.
Forrest: My name's Forrest Gump, people call me Forrest Gump.

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Forrest Gump: Momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Mrs Blue: Are you crazy? Or just plain stupid?
Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does, ma'm.
Mrs Blue: I guessed.

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Forrest Gump: What are you doing here, Lieutenant Dan?
Lieutenant Dan: I thought I'd try out my sea legs.
Forrest Gump: But you ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.

Doctor: His legs are strong, Miss Gump. As strong as I've ever seen. But, his back is as crooked as a politician.

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Forrest: A promise is a promise, Lieutenant Dan.

Factual error: When Forrest and Lt. Dan first try catching shrimp on the new boat in the mid 70s, they catch a bunch of junk, including a Mello Yello can, which wasn't launched until 1979. (01:30:05)

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Trivia: Disabled U.S. veterans would tell Gary Sinise that they were inspired by his portrayal of Lt. Dan in this film. Feeling humbled because he himself was neither a veteran or disabled, he established the Gary Sinise Foundation in order to help disabled veterans adjust to their new lives. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org.

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Question: What does Jenny die of? And is it mentioned anywhere in the film at all?

Answer: It's not specified in the film, but in the sequel book "Gump & Co" the author mentions that Jenny dies from Hepatitis C as a former drug addict in the early 70s. Hepatitis C was an unknown disease until 1989.

Answer: In 1981, when Forrest meets Jenny again, she says she has a virus that doctors don't know. This virus was the HIV virus, as 1981 marks the AIDS outbreak in the World.

Answer: It could have been HIV or Hepatitis C or something else. Maybe someone related to the story or even Winston Groom himself told this at some other place. Nonetheless, it's false that it appears in that book.

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