Good Morning, Vietnam

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Plot

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 7.2/10 (43,078 voted)

Director:
Barry Levinson

Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Storyline
A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.

Cast:

Robin Williams

Adrian Cronauer


Forest Whitaker

Edward Garlick


Tung Thanh Tran

Tuan


Chintara Sukapatana

Trinh


Bruno Kirby

Lt. Steven Hauk


Robert Wuhl

Marty Lee Dreiwitz


J.T. Walsh

Sgt. Major Dickerson


Noble Willingham

Gen. Taylor


Richard Edson

Pvt. Abersold


Juney Smith

Phil McPherson


Richard Portnow

Dan 'The Man' Levitan


Floyd Vivino

Eddie Kirk


Cu Ba Nguyen

Jimmy Wah


Dan Stanton

Censor #1

(as Dan R. Stanton)


Don Stanton

Censor #2

(as Don E. Stanton)

Taglines:
The wrong man. In the wrong place. At the right time.

Release Date: 15 January 1988

Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand



Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $194,308
(USA)
(27 December 1987)
(4 Screens)

Gross: $123,922,370
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The soldiers in the transport trucks that Adrian Cronauer entertains are from the U.S. Army's famed 1st Infantry Division. You can tell by their distinctive "Big Red One" shoulder patches.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Cronauer first goes to see the Vietnamese village with Tuan, he is wearing a white shirt, but a plaid shirt in the close up when they enter the village.

Quotes:

Staff Sgt. Dreiwitz:
[to French-Vietnamese bar girl]
Hi, I'm William Holden…



User Review

A great morale booster!

Rating: 8/10


Vietnam without a doubt was a dark period in our history.Any comedy
film surrounding Vietnam would indeed have to be done delicately.This
movie pulls it off.What amazes me most about the film is the flawless,
improvisational radio dialog from Robin Williams.This,as most of you
may know,was completely unscripted to allow Williams an opportunity to
work his magic.Also,it had to be timely,for the movie is,of course,set
in 1965.The fact that he was able to do this is nothing short of
amazing.The supporting cast was also incredible,with great performances
by Forrest Whitaker,Bruno Kirby,and the late J.T.Walsh as "Sergeant
Major Dickerson",the man you love to hate.Although some of the horror
that was Vietnam is here,it's only giving you a taste of it,as it
concentrates more on the Williams character's quest to make our beloved
soldiers forget their horror,at least for a while.Highly recommended.