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.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Mitch Markowitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Adrian Cronauer
Forest Whitaker ... Edward Garlick
Tom. T. Tran ... Tuan (as Tung Thanh Tran)
Chintara Sukapatana 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 Floyd Vivino ... Eddie Kirk
Cu Ba Nguyen Cu Ba Nguyen ... Jimmy Wah
Dan Stanton ... Censor #1 (as Dan R. Stanton)
Don Stanton ... Censor #2 (as Don E. Stanton)
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Forest Whitaker and Richard Edson previously appeared in Platoon (1986), another film about the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Adrian Cronauer: [to Tuan hiding from him] I know about the bombing, Sparky. No wonder you hauled ass. You were my friend. I trusted you.
[silence]
Adrian Cronauer: YOU HEAR ME?
Tuan: [hidden] You a naive man, Cronauer. You take a stupid side. Now you have to go. You're better off.
Adrian Cronauer: 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!
Tuan: [...]
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Spoofed in Summer Camp Island: Tumble Dry Low (2020) See more »

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Liar Liar
Written by Jim Donna
Performed by The Castaways
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment
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The definitive Robin Williams film
6 May 1999 | by Bing-18See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Morning, Vietnam See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,308, 27 December 1987

Gross USA:

$123,922,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,922,370
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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