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


Biography | Comedy | Drama | War


R | See all certifications »

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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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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The soldiers in the transport trucks that Adrian Cronauer entertains are from the U.S. Army's famed 1st Infantry Division. You can tell by their distinctive "Big Red One" shoulder patches. See more »


The studio gramophones are Garrard 401s, with S.M.E. Series II pickup arms. These would never have been used in an AFRTS Radio Station. They would have used U.S.-made gramophones. Proof that this film was made partly in England. See more »


Staff Sgt. DreiwitzDan 'The Man' LevitanAdrian CronauerEdward Garlick: [mocking Lt. Hauk] ... and if you dooooooo... and if you doooooo
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »


I'll Never Smile Again
Written by Ruth Lowe
Performed by Lawrence Welk
Courtesy of Ranwood Records
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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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