publication date: Thursday, July 3, 2014 (part of Summer 2014)

category: Literature

clue: Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know when a film studio is going to claim that their international smash hit actually lost money so that they don't have to pay you a contractually-mandated percentage of the profit.

explanation: Groom's novel Forrest Gump was made into a successful film, but shady bookkeeping in Hollywood kept him from making any money on it. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates


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