The true story of Forrest Gump depicts the modern history of the United States through the eyes of a smart and lucky mentally retarded youth. Forrest Gump, the protagonist of the film, was born in an isolated town in Alabama in the south of the United States. Forrest Gump was born mentally retarded with an IQ of only 75, but God gave him a pair of Scud legs and a simple and honest mind.
Forrest Gump is a retarded and idiot in the eyes of ordinary people, but his kind and simple nature, coupled with his unique talent, has made him a college football star, a Vietnam war hero, a world-class table tennis player, a wrestler, a chess master and a business tycoon. He has not only been received and decorated by two successive US presidents, but also visited China, and even inadvertently discovered the truth of Watergate.