21 Subtle Details From 'Forrest Gump' We Bet You Missed

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Vote up the details that you never noticed in 'Forrest Gump'

Forrest Gump is without a doubt one of the most rewatchable movies ever made — it feels like every time you watch it, you find a new reference, subtle joke, or easter egg. But we're betting that no matter how many times you've watched this famous collaboration between Tom Hanks and director Robert Zumeckis you've never heard of these weird, but interesting facts about the movie and the history that it references. 


  • 1
    226 VOTES

    Forrest's Football Jersey Isn't Dirty Because He's Too Fast To Be Tackled

    From Redditor u/TL10:

    Forrest's football jersey is the only clean one in the entire match, as he runs too fast for any defender to tackle him.

    226 votes
  • 2
    294 VOTES

    Lieutenant Dan Is Wearing Real Dog Tags

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In Forrest Gump (1994), the dog tags worn by Lt Dan actually belong to Jack Treese, the brother in law of Gary Sinise. Treese served in Vietnam. He died in 2014.

    294 votes
  • 3
    206 VOTES

    Forrest Calls The Real Head Of Watergate Security

    From Redditor u/colterpierce

    In Forrest Gump when he calls security at Watergate to report the flashlights keeping him awake, the voice that answers the phone says "Security, Frank Wills". Frank Wills was the head of Watergate security at the time of the break-in and was celebrated for his role in foiling the robbery.

    206 votes
  • 4
    189 VOTES

    Forrest And His Son Match Bert And Ernie

    From Redditor u/jeihkeih:

    When Jenny introduces Forrest to his son, they're wearing the same outfits as Burt and Ernie and are also leaning to the left just like them.

    189 votes
  • 5
    197 VOTES

    Tom Hanks' Daughter Makes A Brief Appearance

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In Forrest Gump (1994), the girl on the bus who refuses to let Forrest sit next to her is played by Elizabeth Hanks, the daughter of Tom Hanks.

    197 votes
  • 6
    265 VOTES

    Bubba's Helmet Says 'I'd Rather Be Shrimping'

    From Redditor u/thugzilla101:

    I just noticed Bubba's helmet says 'I'd Rather be Shrimping'

    265 votes