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Good Morning, Vietnam -- Robin Williams delivers his quintessential comedic performance as Army DJ Adrian Cronauer. Deployed to Vietnam to host a morning radio show, Cronauer's hilarious rants are a hit with the troops in the field but a headache for his by-the-book superiors.
Good Morning, Vietnam -- An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
Good Morning, Vietnam -- Clip: Turn It Off
Good Morning, Vietnam -- Clip: Bob Dylan
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15 January 1988 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Goooooooooooooooooooood Morning Preston Sturges See more (127 total) »


  (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
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
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mackenzie Caddell .... second costumer (uncredited)
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
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
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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121 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

In order to give the trailers a more military feel, scenes of Cronauer on the air in military fatigues were shot specifically for the trailers.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Right before the restaurant explosion, you see a couple enter through the front door, but if you keep looking, you can clearly see both running right before the door closes.See more »
General Taylor:Woah, Dick, put the brakes on. I wanted to wait until airman left to talk with you. Dick, I'm transferring you.
Sgt. Major Dickerson:Transferring me? Where to sir?
General Taylor:You're going to Guam.
Sgt. Major Dickerson:Guam sir? There's nothing going on in Guam. Why Guam?
General Taylor:Dick, I've covered for you a lot of times cause I thought you were a little crazy. But you're not crazy, you're mean. And this is just radio.
[goes to the elevator and laughs]
General Taylor:"More dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history." That's funny.
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Why didn't Cronauer's superiors want him playing rock n' roll?
Was Adrian Cronauer a real person?
Why didn't Tuan's sister, Trinh, want a relationship with Adrian?
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Goooooooooooooooooooood Morning Preston Sturges, 30 June 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

It finally hit me when I watched Good Morning Vietnam what this film reminded me of. It was the famous Preston Sturges classic, Sullivan's Travels which coincidentally as it turns out is one of my favorite films.

Both the real life Adrian Cronauer and Joel McCrea's fictional John L. Sullivan have to come to the same realization, that what they do matters a great deal. In Sullivan's Travels it's to the movie going public in general, in the case of Cronauer it's to the GIs in Vietnam stuck in a war where no one could ever know who the enemy was. A few laughs from a comic genius was necessary to get them through the day in their very cockeyed world.

Adrian Cronauer was a real life person, but if he didn't bear a resemblance to Robin Williams, he should have. One of the great comic masters of any era in entertainment, Robin Williams is given full range for his zany sense of humor to work its magic with Cronauer. He's ably abetted and assisted by the other staff members of Armed Forces Radio Forest Whitaker and Robert Wuhl. Bruno Kirby is great as the clueless lieutenant in charge and so is J.T. Walsh who represents the limits of the military mind as the sergeant major out to get Williams by hook or very dirty crook.

Williams himself doesn't understand the complexities of the Vietnam situation. That fact is brought home to him graphically when he's betrayed by his own innate decency.

Next to Williams my favorite in the cast is Noble Willingham who plays the general who has overall charge of Armed Forces Radio there. He's a tough, but compassionate military man, the exact opposite of J.T. Walsh whom he has to reign in.

Good Morning Vietnam is a frank portrayal of a war experience told with humor and irony through the eyes of Robin Williams.

Preston Sturges would have absolutely adored this film.

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