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Amputee: Major Films  
TitleForrest Gump (1994)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityAutism Learning difficulty Amputee Leg braces
CountryUSA
Length142
GenreFantasy
Rating3
DirectorRobert Zemeckis
CastTom Hanks Robin Wright Rebecca Williams Sally Field
NotesNearly everyone says this is a hugely enjoyable, uplifting film. A man with an I.Q. Of 75 overcomes his disability and even wins the Congressional Medal of Honor. Go on, tell me it's based on a true story. I simply couldn't take to this film. I couldn't empathise with the main character. But it is one of the highest grossing films ever. As a boy Gump wears braces and has crooked spine. Gump travels through historical moments of his lifetime. This includes a spell in the army which he would never have got into. There is also a double leg amputee created with special effects. There's a review at The Women's Studies Database: http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/FilmReviews/forrest-gump-fuchs

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