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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  15 January 1988 (USA)
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An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.

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Tung Thanh Tran ...
Chintara Sukapatana ...
Trinh
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Marty Lee Dreiwitz
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Gen. Taylor
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Pvt. Abersold
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Phil McPherson
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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)
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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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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Buenos días, Vietnam  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$123,922,370 (USA)
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When Williams says the common Vietnamese surname "Nguyen" on the air, he mispronounces it. It is pronounced as "Win" in actuality. It is unknown as to whether Williams purposely mispronounces the name comedically or if he actually did not know how it was pronounced. See more »

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When Adrian first meets the Lt., the Lt.'s rank insignia on his right lapel is horizontal, but in one shot it is turned vertically. See more »

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good morning and (a very good) day
12 January 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – 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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