Good Morning, Vietnam ()

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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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Adrian Cronauer
Edward Garlick
Tuan (as Tung Thanh Tran)
Chintara Sukapatana ...
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)
MP #1
James McIntire ...
Sergeant #1 at Jimmy Wah's
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:
Edowan Bersmea ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Mr. Sloan (uncredited)
MP #2 (uncredited)
Self (uncredited) (archiveSound)

Directed by

Barry Levinson

Written by

Mitch Markowitz ... (written by)

Produced by

Harry Benn ... co-producer
Larry Brezner ... producer
Mark Johnson ... producer
Ben Moses ... co-producer

Music by

Alex North

Cinematography by

Peter Sova ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Stu Linder

Editorial Department

Raja Gosnell ... additional editor
Neil Kirk ... assistant film editor
William M. Steinberg ... assistant editor

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

Allan Brereton ... boom operator
Pieter Hubbard ... sound editor
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer (as David Hudson)
Bruce Lacy ... sound editor
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Bill Phillips ... supervising sound editor
John Phillips ... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders ... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele ... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Clive Winter ... sound mixer
Sefi Carmel ... re-recording mixer (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
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... gaffer
Gary Spratling ... second assistant camera
James Sprattley ... first assistant camera
Paul Stewart ... electrician
Roland Neveu ... special still photographer (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... dolly grip (uncredited) / 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)

Location Management

Lawan Jew ... location manager
Gil Whelan ... location manager (as Gilbert Whelan)

Music Department

Henry Brant ... orchestrator
James Flamberg ... music editor
Allan Mason ... music consultant
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Robin Garb ... executive music producer (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Ceri Evans ... script supervisor (as Ceri Evans Cooper)

Transportation Department

Ray Jones ... transportation coordinator (as Raymond Jones)

Additional Crew

Larrie Anderson ... production auditor (as Larrie C. Anderson)
Rhody Davis ... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Kristine Johnson ... project development executive
Sae Tang 'Keng' Kanokporn ... production coordinator (as Kanokporn Sae Tang)
Chitra Klunprayoon ... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Linda Kwasha ... assistant: Mr. Brezner
Susan Moore ... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Santa Pestonji ... production executive
Marsha Robertson ... unit publicist
Joyce Turner ... production coordinator
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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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Good Morning Vietnam (Germany)
  • Buenos días, Vietnam (Mexico)
  • Xin Chao Viet Nam (Vietnam)
  • Xin Chào Việt Nam (Vietnam)
  • Buenos días, Vietnam (Argentina)
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  • 121 min
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Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $194,308, 27 Dec 1987

Did You Know?

Trivia Robin Williams ad-libbed all of Adrian Cronauer's broadcasts. See more »
Goofs Cronauer closes his final show (in 1965) with Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," which wasn't recorded until 1967. (Director 'Barry Levinson' was aware of this but the song was perfect for the montage scene he used it on, he decided to ignore this anachronism.) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Moonstruck/Overboard/September/*Batteries Not Included/Ironweed (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Around The World See more »
Quotes Adrian Cronauer: Good morning, Vietnam! Hey, this is not a test. This is rock and roll. Time to rock it from the delta to the DMZ! Is that me, or does that sound like an Elvis Presley movie? Viva Da Nang. Oh, viva, Da Nang. Da Nang me, Da Nang me. Why don't they get a rope and hang me? Hey, is it a little too early for being that loud? Hey, too late. It's 0600 What's the "0" stand for? Oh, my God, it's early. Speaking of early, how about that Cro-Magnon, Marty Dreiwitz? Thank you, Marty, for "silky-smooth sound." Make me sound like Peggy Lee. Freddy and the Dreamers! Wrong speed. We've got it on the wrong speed. For those of you recovering from a hangover, that's gonna sound just right. Let's put her right back down. Let's try it a little faster, see if that picks it up a little bit. Those pilots are going, "I really like the music. I really like the music. I really like the music." Oh, it's still a bad song. Hey, wait a minute. Let's try something. Let's play this backwards and see if it gets any better. Freddy is a devil. Freddy is a devil. Picture a man going on a journey beyond sight and sound. He's left Crete. He's entered the demilitarized zone. All right. Hey, what is this "demilitarized zone"? What do they mean, "police action"? Sounds like a couple of cops in Brooklyn going, "You know, she looks pretty to me." Hey, whatever it is, I like it because it gets you on your toes better than a strong cup of cappuccino. What is a demilitarized zone? Sounds like something out of The Wizard of Oz, Oh, no, don't go in there. Oh-we-oh Ho Chi'Minh Oh, look, you've landed in Saigon. You're among the little people now. We represent the ARVN Army The ARVN Army Oh, no! Follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. "Oh, I'll get you, my pretty!" Oh, my God. It's the wicked witch of the north. It's Hanoi Hanna! "Now, little GI, you and your little 'tune-ooh' too!" "Oh, Adrian. Adrian. What are you doing, Adrian?" Oh, Hanna, you slut. You've been down on everything but the Titanic. Stop it right now. Hey, uh, hi. Can you help me? What's your name? "My name's Roosevelt E. Roosevelt." Roosevelt, what town are you stationed in?. "I'm stationed in Poontang." Well, thank you, Roosevelt. What's the weather like out there? "It's hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking." Well, can you tell me what it feels like. "Fool, it's hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It's damn hot! I saw - It's so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It's that hot! Do you know what I'm talking about." What do you think it's going to be like tonight? "It's gonna be hot and wet! That's nice if you're with a lady, but it ain't no good if you're in the jungle." Thank you, Roosevelt. Here's a song coming your way right now. "Nowhere To Run To" by Martha and the Vandellas. Yes! Hey, you know what I mean! Too much?
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