Big Shrimpin': The Runaway Success of 'Forrest Gump,' by the Numbers
Forrest Gump — the Oscar-winning, catchphrase-coining, culturally divisive box-office hit — turns 20 years old this weekend. To celebrate, we broke down the film (and its impact) by the numbers:
Number of hours it took Tom Hanks to agree to the part after reading the script: 1.5.
Number of different blue checkered shirts Forrest wears: Approximately 15.
Number of chocolates in Forrest's box of Russell Stover's: 34.
Length of Forrest's run across America: 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.
Current price of a pair of Forrest's favorite running shoes, the Nike Cortez: $59.99.
Age difference between Hanks and Sally Field, who played Forrest's mother: 10 years.
Number of times Forrest says "Mama": About 30.