This classic movie covers moments in American history and was filmed throughout the country and primarily in the South and California. Forrest Gump is, in his mother’s words, “special.” His friendship with neighbor Jenny is the only constant in his life. He goes on to receive a football scholarship to the University of Alabama, play professional ping pong, fight in the Vietnam War and become a shrimp boat captain. Tom Hanks, Sally Fields and Robin Wright Penn star. The famous Chippewa Square bench in Savannah may not exist, but you can still visit the square.
Filmed In: Beaufort, Yemassee, Fripp Island, Pritchardville, and Varnville, South Carolina; Asheville and Linville, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia. Additional scenes filmed in California, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Washington DC and Maine.
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