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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 ...
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Trinh
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Marty Lee Dreiwitz
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Gen. Taylor
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Phil McPherson
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Cu Ba Nguyen ...
Jimmy Wah
Dan 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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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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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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During Cronauer's first time in the control booth, he is shown putting records on the turntables 3 times. There are only 2 turntables. See more »

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Adrian Cronauer: [an Army sergeant demands to know who allowed Tuan in the bar] That's all right. I did. Hey, come on now. If you kick out the gooks, the next thing, you have to kick out the chinks, the spicks, the spooks and kikes. All that's gonna be left in here are a couple of brain-dead rednecks, and what fun would that be?
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The definitive Robin Williams film
6 May 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

There never has been, and probably never will be, another film which shows both sides of Williams to such a great degree.

As the wise-cracking disc-jockey, Williams shows his undisputed wild comedic talent, but the bomb scene and scenes of rural Vietnam life, truly allow Williams to such his dramatic acting ability. They look at the conflict, without getting in too deep.

A superb cast as well including Bruno Kirby and the late great J.T. Walsh gives a solid backdrop, and are beautiful foils to Williams.

Overall, a wonderful movie, add it to your collection.


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