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, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, and Mike Rothstein


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