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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

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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>

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Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ! See more »

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Biography | Comedy | Drama | War

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Buenos días, Vietnam  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,308, 27 December 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$123,922,370
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No Beatles songs were played because at that time the copyrights to their songs had not been released for use in movies or any other media outlet. This was also the case with the film Pirate Radio. The DJs worshipped the Beatles and talked about them often but they could NOT play their songs. See more »

Goofs

After "What a Wonderful World" plays, Cronauer calls the singer "Louie B. Armstrong." Louis Armstrong's middle name was Daniel. See more »

Quotes

Edward Garlick: No, Phil, he's not all right. A man does not refer to Pat Boone as a beautiful genius if things are all right.
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Alright
Written by Chris Andrews
Performed by Adam Faith
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. / Capitol Records, Inc.
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good morning and (a very good) day
12 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Good Morning, Vietnam" is truly Robin Williams at his best. As anarchic DJ Adrian Cronauer in 1965 Saigon, he makes sure that you never stop laughing. I really liked what he did with the tape of Richard Nixon's speech, and then his comment about the bombing of a restaurant. Most amazing is that he ad-libbed the whole thing (but hey, that's Robin Williams). Maybe Cronauer wasn't that wacky in real life, but every one of Williams' comments makes the movie worthwhile. The soundtrack even includes his monologues (you'll go crazy over the imitation of Lyndon Johnson, and the commentary from "Roosevelt E. Roosevelt"). A comedy classic in every sense.


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