Forrest Gump is nobody special, but he meets special people. In
his 30-year odyssey through recent American history, this crippled
Alabama lad with a 75 IQ bumps into Elvis and John Lennon, J.F.K.
and L.B.J., Nixon and Mao. Forrest is an innocent on loan to a
cynical world, and in the movie bearing his name he would make
little sense if he were played by anyone but Tom Hanks.