'Forrest Gump' Who felt slighted? "Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom The charge: As part of his sale for the screenplay rights to Paramount, Groom was to receive 3% of the film's profits. As of December 1994, the film had grossed $191 million in ticket sales, but according to the studio, it was in the red by at least $62 million. Groom hired the lawyer who represented Art Buchwald in his case against Paramount and sought his share of the profits. Eventually, both parties came to an undisclosed agreement. Years later, Groom sought to downplay the supposed feud with the studio.
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