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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.
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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 8 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Robin Williams does his thing well in this comedy that makes us think. ***1/2 (out of four) See more (113 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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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:
Director Trademark: [Barry Levinson] [Ralph Tabakin](Chaplain Noel) Ralph has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999).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:
Lt. Steven Hauk:And where you do imagine you're going?
Adrian Cronauer:I'm going to get something to eat.
Lt. Steven Hauk:You ain't got time. You'll stay here and drink instant beverages or something. We promised our viewing audience Nixon highlights by 4:00 PM.
Adrian Cronauer:I've been on the air for four hours. I'm a little hungry.
Lt. Steven Hauk:That's a joke right? I get it.
Adrian Cronauer:No. I'm actually hungry
Lt. Steven Hauk:Well I'm actually giving you an order.
Adrian Cronauer:Oh it's an order. In that case gentlemen. Let's edit.
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FAQ

Why didn't Cronauer's superiors want him playing rock n' roll?
Was Adrian Cronauer a real person?
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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Robin Williams does his thing well in this comedy that makes us think. ***1/2 (out of four), 14 November 2000

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM / (1987) ***1/2 (out of four)

By Blake French:

Robin Williams is about as good as they come at doing stand up comedy, and in "Good Morning, Vietnam" director Berry Levinson gives him everything he needs to make the film go above and beyond the average satire. From his outgoing sense of humor, to his aggressive personality, and dozens of vocal effects, he portrays his character with interactive zest. Who can resist the awakening voice of Williams on the radio yelling "Good Morning Vietnam." This is a film that conquers the test of time.

"Good Morning, Vietnam" tells the story of a lively disc jockey who gets a job on Armed Forced Radio during the Vietnam War. Robin Williams is the fast-talking Adrian Cronauer, and who better to play the part than he. Although this character is one-dimensional (we are never informed on his background, marital status, where he comes from, what he did before we meet), as the movie continues he gradually begins to change into a deeper, more meaningful person.

The story moves along smoothly; the narrative through-line is consistent as each scene relates to the next. Although little momentum or suspense can be noticed, the film does have several underlining themes, often viewed upon in a Stanley Kubrick style: sarcastic and uncompromising. We see how much a little humor and jazz can greatly enlighten the hard-core atmosphere of the military during Vietnam, and how it can thoroughly confuse the bleeding heart officials.

The film hangs by the skin of its teeth for active conflict tension. Beyond people objecting to the actions of Williams' character, there is just not a lot of tension within the story, and at some points my interest wandered. "Good Morning, Vietnam" is merely a portrait of Robin Williams releasing his perennial comedy, and unfortunately that does happen to get old quite quickly; the majority of an audience can only watch the humor for so long until it becomes old and somewhat stale.

"Good Morning, Vietnam" is definitely not a flawless film, but we do empathize for the main character, the scenes effectively capture the attitude and mood during the war, and the dialogue and writing feel accurate and involving. Barry Levinson has directed a marvelous comedy, one that is not all about making us laugh, but also makes us think.

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