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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tung Thanh Tran ...
Chintara Sukapatana ...
Marty Lee Dreiwitz
Gen. Taylor
Pvt. Abersold
Phil McPherson
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)


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. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In 1965, military D.J. Adrian Cronauer was sent to Vietnam to build morale. His strategy: keep 'em laughing. His problem: staying out of trouble. See more »


Biography | Comedy | Drama | War


R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buenos días, Vietnam  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)


$123,922,370 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As Adrian chases Tuan through the alley, the background music is actually a cut from Alex North's unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »


During one of Cronaur's broadcasts, one of his characters refers to the weather as 'crotch pot cooking'. The crock pot, that this line references, didn't exist under the name 'crock pot' until 1971, six years after the time frame of the movie. See more »


Staff Sgt. Dreiwitz: [When the "B-girls" come over to their table at Jimmy Wah's] Hello. I'm William Holden.
Private Abersold: Hey, how come I'm the only one who don't get one?
Dan 'The Man' Levitan: I'm Dan "The Man" Levitan. You've probably heard my radio show. Haha!
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Referenced in Entourage: Good Morning Saigon (2005) See more »


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"And if you dooooooo..."
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen Good Morning Vietnam but I was reminded of it with the untimely death of Bruno Kirby earlier this week of August 2006. While the film is clearly Robin William's vehicle, Kirby, playing 2nd Lt. Hauck, is the perfect comedic foil. Kirby plays the uptight Hauck, who can't wait to get his hands on the microphone, in way that brings many of the laughs and sets Robin Williams up for more. I continue to use his line "and if you doooooo..." when someone, e.g. my wife or children, do not seem to be listening to me intently enough. Kirby does this in a scene where he is giving instructions to his underlings, who are routinely ignoring him as they comment on things having nothing to do with his agenda. This is a great movie. Williams gives one of his best performances, and you already know how I feel about Bruno Kirby. Another newcomer in the cast is Forest Whitaker, who would later make his mark in The Crying Game and as the host of the update TV series "The Twilight Zone."

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