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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adrian Cronauer
... Edward Garlick
... Tuan
Chintara Sukapatana ... Trinh
... Lt. Steven Hauk
... Marty Lee Dreiwitz
... Sgt. Major Dickerson
... Gen. Taylor
... Pvt. Abersold
... Phil McPherson
... Dan 'The Man' Levitan
Floyd Vivino ... Eddie Kirk
Cu Ba Nguyen ... Jimmy Wah
... Censor #1 (as Dan R. Stanton)
... Censor #2 (as Don E. Stanton)
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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 »

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Biography | Comedy | Drama | War

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buenos días, Vietnam  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,308, 27 December 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$123,922,370
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After the first meeting with the radio staff, Cronauer and Garlick drive their jeep to Jimmy Wah's. In the traffic, there is a yellow 1966 Dodge Polara following them that would not have been available in 1965 Vietnam. And when they get to Jimmy Wah's, the Dodge is already there parked ahead of them. See more »

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[imitating Walter Cronkite]
Adrian Cronauer: I just want to begin by saying to Roosevelt E. Roosevelt, what it is, what it shall be, what it was. The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 31 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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I'll Never Smile Again
Written by Ruth Lowe
Performed by Lawrence Welk
Courtesy of Ranwood Records
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"And if you dooooooo..."
19 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen Good Morning Vietnam but I was reminded of it with the untimely death of Bruno Kirby earlier this week of August 2006. While the film is clearly Robin William's vehicle, Kirby, playing 2nd Lt. Hauck, is the perfect comedic foil. Kirby plays the uptight Hauck, who can't wait to get his hands on the microphone, in way that brings many of the laughs and sets Robin Williams up for more. I continue to use his line "and if you doooooo..." when someone, e.g. my wife or children, do not seem to be listening to me intently enough. Kirby does this in a scene where he is giving instructions to his underlings, who are routinely ignoring him as they comment on things having nothing to do with his agenda. This is a great movie. Williams gives one of his best performances, and you already know how I feel about Bruno Kirby. Another newcomer in the cast is Forest Whitaker, who would later make his mark in The Crying Game and as the host of the update TV series "The Twilight Zone."


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