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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  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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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>

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Biography | Comedy | Drama | War


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Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buenos días, Vietnam  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)


$123,922,370 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Robin Williams ad-libbed all of Adrian Cronauer's broadcasts. See more »


Armed Forces Radio provided music discs to its affiliates, including AFVN, on its own label 12" LP records. No commercial discs are permitted in AFRS facilities, and no 45 rpm records were ever played on an Armed Forces radio station. See more »


Lt. Steven Hauk: Who do we have slated for live entertainment in November?
Phil McPherson: Well, we originally wanted Bob Hope, but it turns out he won't come.
Lt. Steven Hauk: Why not?
Edward Garlick: He doesn't play police actions, just wars. Bob likes a big room, sir.
Lt. Steven Hauk: That is not funny!
Private Abersold: How about if it escalated?
Lt. Steven Hauk: How about if what escalated?
Private Abersold: The Vietnam conflict.
Lt. Steven Hauk: The Vietnam conflict. We are not going to escalate a whole war just so we can book a big name comedian!
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A great morale booster!
15 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vietnam without a doubt was a dark period in our history.Any comedy film surrounding Vietnam would indeed have to be done delicately.This movie pulls it off.What amazes me most about the film is the flawless, improvisational radio dialog from Robin Williams.This,as most of you may know,was completely unscripted to allow Williams an opportunity to work his magic.Also,it had to be timely,for the movie is,of course,set in 1965.The fact that he was able to do this is nothing short of amazing.The supporting cast was also incredible,with great performances by Forrest Whitaker,Bruno Kirby,and the late J.T.Walsh as "Sergeant Major Dickerson",the man you love to hate.Although some of the horror that was Vietnam is here,it's only giving you a taste of it,as it concentrates more on the Williams character's quest to make our beloved soldiers forget their horror,at least for a while.Highly recommended.

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