Run, Forrest, Run! Behind The Scenes Of Forrest Gump

A Mock Of War

Before Forrest even gets his medal of honor, he’s deployed to the war in Vietnam. It’s clear that the war scenes were not really shot in Vietnam. It was nothing but the magic of Hollywood that achieved such a daring yet surreal and scary time of the sixties.

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images

From the muddy ground to the jungles and the swamps, it’s interesting to know how the crew did it. Well, the Vietnam War scene with Forrest unfolded on a golf course on Fripp Island, just off the coast of South Carolina. CGI worked its magic with the earthy Vietnam jungle feel.