What does Lt. Dan tell Forest Gump he'll become if Forest becomes a shrimp boat captain?

Answer: An Astronaut

That’s right, in the movie Forest Gump, Lt. Dan (Gary Sinise) tells Forest (Tom Hanks):

"The day you become a shrimp boat captain, I will be your first mate. The day you become a shrimp boat captain is the day I become an astronaut!"

Forest Gump was released July 6th, 1994 and a year later Apollo 13 was released starring both Hanks and Sinise. This foreshadowing is revisited once more towards the end of the movie when Lt. Dan comes back to see Forest with his new wife, and new legs. Take a look to see if you can catch the space reference:

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