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Forrest Gump Production Studio

Production Studio

If you want to get all technical about it, Forrest Gump was produced by four individuals—Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey, and Charles Newirth—instead of a single company. But, it was released and distributed by giant Paramount Pictures only a short while after the company had been bought by the giant Viacom corporation.

We imagine Viacom's stockholders were stoked about that deal when Forrest Gump went on to gross $677 million—way, way, way more than the measly $55 million it cost to make. Now, that's what you call a good return on your investment.