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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

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

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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 »

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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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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$123,922,370 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in Thailand, not Vietnam. On the back cover of early copies of the film, street signs can be seen in Thai. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, armed forces personnel are shown wearing garrison caps and other headgear (referred to as "covers") and saluting indoors. This is not correct, as uniformed personnel are required to remove covers when indoors (therefore "under cover") and do not salute indoors. 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 Hook (1991) See more »

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California Sun
Written by Henry Glover and Morris Levy
Performed by The Rivieras
Courtesy of Eric Records
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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Funny and real
29 October 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Let me be perfectly frank and say right away that I watched this to experience Robin Williams at his best. That guy has so much comedic talent, it's unreal. I mostly got what I expected from this movie... but I found that it also contained some truths about the Vietnam war. The movie has plenty to offer on both fronts. Any fan of Williams' comedy will definitely enjoy it, and I think most war-movie buffs will too... if they can keep an open mind, and accept a slightly different approach to the genre. The way the seriousness of war is underplayed for most of the film really works to enhance the effect of it when it is shoved right in our faces, when we are forced to acknowledge it. We forget how serious and all-consuming war is, just like Adrian had(not necessarily the real one, I know nothing of him except of what the film told me, and as far as I understand, that's not that accurate a portrayal of him), only to be confronted with it. More effective than several big war movies. The plot is very good. The pacing is great, the movie keeps moving pretty much all through the film. The characters are well-written and credible. The acting is good pretty much all-round, and Williams proves once again that he can do drama just as well as comedy. The humor is typical Robin Williams. A very good film, and an unusual war movie. I recommend this to fans of Robin Williams and war movies. 7/10


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