What Forrest Gump Really Said In His Vietnam Protest Speech

Remember that scene from Forrest Gump when he was in Washington, D.C., he meets activist Abbie Hoffman, who invites him to take the stage and share his experiences in Vietnam with the thousands of anti-war protesters? But just as Forrest begins speaking, his microphone is unplugged, leaving everyone to wonder what it was that Forrest said.

According to Tom Hanks, this was Forrest’s speech:

“Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.”