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
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When Adrian has the three shrimp heads on his fingers pretending to be the Supremes, he refers to the group as "Diana Ross & the Supremes." The film takes place in 1965. The group would not be known as Diana Ross & the Supremes until July of 1967. See more »
[to Tuan hiding from him]
I know about the bombing, Sparky. No wonder you hauled ass. You were my friend. I trusted you.
YOU HEAR ME?
You a naive man, Cronauer. You take a stupid side. Now you have to go. You're better off.
That's not the fucking point! You understand me? I fought to get you into that bar! And then you blow the fucking place up! Listen... I gave you my friendship... and my trust! And now they tell me that my best friend is the goddamn enemy!
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In both the Spanish and German language dubs of this film, during a scene involving Adrian's first meeting with Lt. Hawk, the names of Mantovani and Percy Faith are mentioned in reverse order. See more »
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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