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Director:
Writer:
Mitch Markowitz (written by)
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Release Date:
15 January 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ! See more »
Plot:
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
The best--Williams behind the mic--is 11 stars, but the movie as a whole is a kind of slick formula otherwise See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Williams ... Adrian Cronauer

Forest Whitaker ... Edward Garlick
Tung Thanh Tran ... Tuan
Chintara Sukapatana ... Trinh

Bruno Kirby ... Lt. Steven Hauk

Robert Wuhl ... Marty Lee Dreiwitz

J.T. Walsh ... Sgt. Major Dickerson

Noble Willingham ... Gen. Taylor

Richard Edson ... Pvt. Abersold

Juney Smith ... Phil McPherson

Richard Portnow ... 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)

Danny Aiello III ... MP #1
James McIntire ... Sergeant #1 at Jimmy Wah's

Peter Mackenzie ... Sergeant #2 at Jimmy Wah's
No Tran ... Vietnamese Student
Hoa Nguyen ... Vietnamese Student
Uikey Kuay ... Vietnamese Student
Suvit Abakaz ... Vietnamese Student
Panas Wiwatpanachat ... Vietnamese Student
Lerdcharn Namkiri ... Vietnamese Student
Hanh Thi Nguyen ... Vietnamese Student
Tuan Lai ... Vietnamese Student
Boonchai Jakraworawut ... Vietnamese Student
Joe B. Veokeki ... Vietnamese Student
Wichien Chaopramong ... Vietnamese Student
Kien Chufak ... Vietnamese Student
Prasert Tangpantarat ... Vietnamese Student
Tim O'Hare ... Convoy Soldier
John Goyer ... Convoy Soldier
Louis Hood ... Convoy Soldier
Christopher Mangan ... Convoy Soldier
Kenneth Pitochelli ... Convoy Soldier
Jonathan MacLeod ... Convoy Soldier (as Jonathan Mac Leod)
Gregg T. Knight ... Convoy Soldier
Ralph Tabakin ... Chaplain Noel
Sangad Sangkao ... Viet Cong Leader in Jungle
Vanlap Sangko ... Viet Cong Leader in Jungle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Johnson ... Mr. Sloan (uncredited)

John Marshall Jones ... MP #2 (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Levinson 
 
Writing credits
Mitch Markowitz (written by)

Produced by
Harry Benn .... co-producer
Larry Brezner .... producer
Mark Johnson .... producer
Ben Moses .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alex North 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Sova (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stu Linder 
 
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo 
 
Production Design by
Roy Walker 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Spence 
 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Davies 
 
Costume Design by
Keith Denny 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Mike Lockey .... hair stylist (as Michael Lockey)
 
Production Management
Jayne Armstrong .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. Mathis Johnson .... first assistant director
Sompol Sungkawess .... additional assistant director (as Sompol Sungkawes)
Gerry Toomey .... second assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Len Furey .... construction manager
Michael G. Ploog .... illustrator
John Roberts .... supervising painter
Terry Wells .... property master
Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jack Johnson .... illustrator (uncredited)
Art Smith Jr. .... property maker (uncredited)
Chris Tashima .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Hudson)
Bruce Lacy .... sound editor
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Bill Phillips .... supervising sound editor
John Phillips .... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders .... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Clive Winter .... sound mixer
Sefi Carmel .... sound re-recording mixer (Turkish version) (uncredited)
Greg Curda .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Ed Golya .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Cramer .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Clive Curtis .... stunt coordinator
Nick Hobbs .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial photographer
Kenneth Atherfold .... key grip
Dennis Brock .... gaffer
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Colin Corby .... camera operator
Philip Jones .... key grip
Douglas Sandhage .... still photographer
Danny Shelmerdine .... first assistant camera
Gary Spratling .... second assistant camera
James Sprattley .... first assistant camera
Roland Neveu .... special still photographer (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... dolly grip: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Billy Dowd .... casting assistant (as William Dowd)
Rassami Paoluengtong .... casting: Thailand
Marie Rowe .... casting: Thailand
 
Editorial Department
Raja Gosnell .... additional editor
Neil Kirk .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Henry Brant .... orchestrator
James Flamberg .... music editor
Allan Mason .... music consultant
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ray Jones .... transportation coordinator (as Raymond Jones)
 
Other crew
Larrie Anderson .... production auditor (as Larrie C. Anderson)
Rhody Davis .... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Ceri Evans .... script supervisor (as Ceri Evans Cooper)
Lawan Jew .... location manager
Kristine Johnson .... project development executive
Sae Tang 'Keng' Kanokporn .... production coordinator (as Kanokporn Sae Tang)
Chitra Klunprayoon .... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Linda Kwaska .... assistant: Mr. Brezner (as Linda Kwasha)
Susan Moore .... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Santa Pestonji .... production executive
Marsha Robertson .... unit publicist
Joyce Turner .... production coordinator
Gil Whelan .... location manager (as Gilbert Whelan)
Marsha Garces Williams .... assistant: Mr. Williams (as Marcia Garces)
Matt Casella .... talent scout (uncredited)
Lisa S. Girolami .... associate production executive (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
121 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The fourth-highest grossing film of 1987; making approximately $123 million in the U.S. alone.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Cronauer first goes to see the Vietnamese village with Tuan, he is wearing a white shirt, but a plaid shirt in the close up when they enter the village.See more »
Quotes:
Adrian Cronauer:I can't even make fun of Richard Nixon, and there's a man who's screaming out to be made fun of.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Hour: Episode #7.30" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
In The Midnight HourSee more »

FAQ

Why didn't Cronauer's superiors want him playing rock n' roll?
Was Adrian Cronauer a real person?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The best--Williams behind the mic--is 11 stars, but the movie as a whole is a kind of slick formula otherwise, 13 September 2014
Author: secondtake from United States

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

A lighthearted but deadly serious anti-war film, actually. This is of course a Robin Williams movie so that it is his schtick, brilliant and inspired, that makes it soar. The best of it, including the famous riff when he first gets on the air as the new Saigon DJ, is hilarious and breathtaking. There is a plot, sort of, as he goes through a rise and fall at the military radio station, but it's more about his shining moments behind the microphone than anything else.

The "else" in this movie is, however, most of the movie. That is, Williams has a serious role as an offbeat renegade in a chaotic world surrounded by a range of sensible and very insensible officers and colleagues. At the most extreme, when we see a Vietnamese village firebombed while Louis Armstrong sings "It's a Wonderful World," the sentiment is so cloying it makes you cry, and you're not sure why because you know it's just over the top manipulation. Likewise when Williams is caught in a traffic jam with other military vehicles and he warms up the soldiers by humanizing everyone and making them feel like they really should be back home. Which they should be, as we know in retrospect.

So the movie has another side that's kind of sentimental and simplistic, whatever its good pacifist intentions. Williams is a decent actor—I'm not one of those who thinks he's brilliant outside of his funny roles—and so it holds up pretty well. But the plot line keeps the movie from really finding pathos, or comedy, or warmth, or tragedy of a dramatic kind, in the scenes outside the radio station. And I think that's what it intended.

For those who don't know, it's worth adding that the main character, Adrian Cronauer, was a real person, and still is—he's a staunch Republican (Williams was not, to be sure) and an innovator in radio in Vietnam. He also co-wrote the screenplay, I assume working on the scenes that he would know best rather than the larger saccharine plot aspects. A great story, and the real Cronauer deserves credit for inspiring it, and helping it along. He was, along with most of us, "Godsmacked" when he heard the news of Williams's death.

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