What's the Difference between Forrest Gump the Book and Forrest Gump the Movie?

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Forrest Gump

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Released: 1986
Author: Winston Groom

Forrest Gump

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Released: 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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Portrayed by: Tom Hanks
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Portrayed by: Robin Wright
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   Forrest is a huge man. He is 6'5" and 242 pounds. He is average size.
   As a child Forrest's legs are perfectly healthy. He has a crooked spine and requires leg braces.
   Forrest becomes and astronaut and goes to outer space. He meets an ape there named Sue. They crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by cannibals. This doesn't happen.
   Forrest becomes a world class chess player. He never plays chess.
   Forrest and his Ape grow shrimp in shallow pools. He has a shrimp boat and catches the shrimp in the open water. Lt. Dan works with him.
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(cont.) Johnson and Kennedy. Lastly, Groom did pen a second, and even more absurd novel. However, he offered it to universal as a sequel, and it was turned down. Get your facts straight please!
21 Jan 2016 Anonymous
What a pretentious and uninformed list. First off, the comparisons are in an odd and non-chronological order, and thus are hard to follow. In the film, Forrest meets the president both as a Military Hero and a football star (along with his fellow teammates). This wasn't an "asinine" change to the novel, but instead went along with the novel's absurd context (is it really more banal than him being captured by cannibals? or going into space?). Moreover, you also left out the bit where he met both
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