FORREST voice-over: Maybe it was because she had nowhere else to go, or maybe it was because she was so tired 'cause she went to bed and slept and slept like she hadn't slept in years. It was wonderful having her home.
Every day we'd take a walk
and I'd jabber on like a monkey in a tree, and she'd listen about Ping-Ponging and shrimping and Mama making a trip up to heaven. I did all the talking. Jenny most of the time was real quiet.
JENNY CURRAN: How could you do this?
FORREST voice-over: Sometimes I guess there just aren't enough rocks. I never really knew why she came back, but I didn't care. It was like olden times. We was like peas and carrots again. Every day, I'd pick pretty flowers and put them in her room for her, and she gave me
the best gift anyone could ever get in the wide world
They're made just for running. And she even showed me how to dance. Well, we was like family, Jenny and me and it was the happiest time in my life.
JENNY CURRAN: You done watching it? I'm going to bed.
FORREST: Will you marry me? I'd make a good husband, Jenny.
JENNY CURRAN: You would, Forrest.
FORREST: But you won't marry me. You don't want to marry me. Why don't you love me, Jenny? I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.
FORREST GUMP: Jenny...
JENNY CURRAN: Forrest, I do love you.
American Film Institute included the film as #37 in its 2006 100 Years 100 Cheers America's Most Inspiring Movies and as #71 in its 1998 AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies 100 Greatest Movies.
The line, "My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump," was ad libbed by Tom Hanks while filming the scene, and director Robert Zemeckis liked it so much that he decided to keep it in.
Apart from a fixed fee of $350,000, author Winston Groom made a deal for a three percent share in the film's net profits. However, Paramount and the film's producers did not pay him the percentage. Groom was not mentioned once in any of the film's six Oscar-winner speeches. He tried to sue the studio for money, but to appease him, they settled by buying the rights to the sequel novel 'Gump & Co' from him for a seven-figure sum, as well as a percentage of the box office from the sequel.
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