Bubba: Forrest. OK, Forrest. I’m OK.
Gump: Oh, Bubba. No.
Bubba: I’ll be alright.
Forrest: If I had known this was going to be the last time me and Bubba was going to talk, I’d have thought of something better to say.
Gump: Hey, Bubba.
Bubba: Hey, Forrest. Forrest? Why did this happen?
Gump: You got shot.
Forrest: Then, Bubba said somethin’ I won’t never forget.
Bubba: I want to go home.
Forrest: Bubba was my best good friend, and even I know that ain’t somethin’ you can find just around the corner. Bubba, was going to be a shrimpin’ boat captain. But instead, he died right there by that river in Vietnam. That’s all I have to say about that. Man: It was a bullet, wasn’t it? Forrest: A bullet?
Man: That jumped up and bit ya.
Forrest: Oh, yes sir. It bit me directly in the buttocks©. They said it was a million dollar wound but the army must keep that money because I still haven’t seen a nickel of that million dollars. The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks is the ice cream. They gave me all the ice cream I could eat. And guess what? A good friend of mine was in the bed, right next door.
Gump: Lieutenant Dan. I got you some ice cream. Lieutenant Dan, Ice cream!
Nurse: It’s time for your bath lieutenant.
Dan: Harper ,Cooper ,Larson. Webster. Gump. Gump.
Gump: I’m Forrest Gump.
Dan: Pile, Nichols Maclviill . Johnson.
(Forrest received all the returned letters that he wrote to Jenny.)
Gump, how can you watch that stupid shit? Turn it off .Good. Catch! Gump. You know how to play this? C’mon, let me show you. Now the secret to this game is, no matter what happens, never, ever take your eye off the ball. All right.
Forrest: For some reason, Ping-pong came very natural to me. So I started playing it all the time. I played Ping-pong even when I didn’t have anyone to play Ping-pong with. The hospital people said, it make me look like a duck in water, whatever that means. Even Lieutenant Dan would come and watch me play. I played Ping-pong so much, I even played it in my sleep.
Dan: You listen to me. We all have a destiny©. Nothing just happens, it’s all part of a plan. I should have died out there with my men. But now, I’m nothing but a goddamn cripple. A legless freak©. Look. Look at me. Do you know what it’s like not to be able to use your legs?
Gump: Yes, sir. I do.
Dan: Did you hear what I said? You cheated me. I had a destiny. I was supposed to die in the field, with honor. That was my destiny and you cheated me out of it. Do you understand what I’m saying, Gump. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Not to me. I had a destiny. I was Lieutenant Dan Taylor.
Gump: You still Lieutenant Dan.
Dan: Look at me. What am I going to do now? What am I going to do now?
Officer: PVT© Gump.
Gump: Yes, sir!
Officer: As you were. Son, you’ve been awarded the medal of honor.
Gump: Guess what, Lieutenant Dan. They want to give me.... Ma’am, what did they do with Lieutenant Dan?
Nurse: They sent him home.
Forrest: Two weeks later, I left Vietnam.
PARTTHREE MILITARYSERVICE(II):NATIONAL CELEBRITY
Newsman: The ceremony was kicked off with a candid© speech by the President, regarding the need for further escalation© of the War in Vietnam. President Johnson awarded for medals of honor© to men from each of the armed services.
Johnson: America owes you a debt of gratitude©, son. I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?
Gump: In the buttocks, sir. Johnson: That must be a sight. I’d kinda like to see that. ... Goddamn, son.
Forrest: After that, mama went to a hotel to lay down, so I went out for a walk to see our nation’s capital. It’s a good thing mama was restin’ ‘ cause the streets were awfully crowded with people looking at all the statues and monuments© and some of them people were loud and pushy. Everywhere I went, I had to stand in line.
President: Hey, you’re a good man for doing this. Do it!
Forrest: There was this man givin’ a little talk, now for some reason, he was wearing an American flag for a shirt. And he liked to say the F word a lot. F this and F that. And every time he said the F word, people for some reason, well, they cheered.
President: Yeah! Yeah! Come on, man. Come up there. Tell us a little bit about the war, man.
Gump: The war in Vietnam?
Proteser: The war in Viet-Fuckin’-Nam! (The crowd cheers)
Forrest: There was only one thing I could say about the war in Vietnam.
Gump: Well, there’s only one thing I can say about the war in Vietnam. In Vietnam ...
© candid: 公正的，坦白的，率直的
© escalation: （战争）升级
© medals of honor: 荣誉勋章
© gratitude: 感谢
© monument: 纪念碑
© buttock: 臀部
© destiny: 命运
© freak: 畸形，怪物
© PVT= private 列兵