Good Morning, Vietnam

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Overview

The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer Robin Williams is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud "Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam," playing whatever records tickle his fancy even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors, and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy. Cronauer's immediate superior Lt. Hauk Bruno ...
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Overview

The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer Robin Williams is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud "Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam," playing whatever records tickle his fancy even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors, and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy. Cronauer's immediate superior Lt. Hauk Bruno Kirby, whose own notions of humor are puerile and pathetic, jealously attempts to dethrone Vietnam's favorite rock jock. Fortunately, Cronauer's popularity is such that he enjoys the full protection of the higher-ups. But when Cronauer, after experiencing the horrors of war first-hand, insists upon telling his listeners the truth instead of the official government line, he is instantly replaced by the unfunny Hauk and must struggle to get back on the air.
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Special Features

Production diary; Raw monologues; Original theatrical trailer; Original theatrical teaser trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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Humor and war often make strange bedfellows but sometimes humor can have a therapeutic effect for postwar sentiments of anger, frustration and loss, especially in the case of the bitterly divisive Vietnam conflict. In the tradition of Hogan's Heroes and M.A.S.H. came Barry Levinson's Good Morning Vietnam, a pithy blend of satirical comedy and tragedy. Robin Williams gives a career-best caliber performance as the charismatic disc jockey, Adrian Cronaeur. Backed by an eclectic cast inclunding Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl and character actors extraordinaire Noble Willingham and the late J.T. Walsh, Williams spins a dazzling, if not headspinning comedic web. This film is an important and derisive look back on the catastrophic military and political debacle that was Vietnam. Williams' wildly improvisational performance warranted an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. His scathing but hilarious carryings-on at the expense of the U.S. military is tempered by some dramatic and touching interactions with Vietnamese natives. Williams is engaging, bitingly sarcastic and heartwarmingly human all at once. Although awkwardly sequenced at times, Levinson's picture was a stupendous critical and financial success.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2012
  • UPC: 786936820973
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 51

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Adrian Cronauer
Forest Whitaker Edward Garlick
Tung Thanh Tran Tuan
Chintara Sukapatana Trinh
Bruno Kirby Lt. Steven Hauk
J.T. Walsh Sgt. Major Dickerson
Robert Wuhl Marty Lee Dreiwitz
Noble Willingham Gen. Taylor
Juney Smith Phil McPherson
Richard Portnow Dan The Man Levitan
Floyd Vivino Eddie Kirk
Cu Ba Nguyen Jimmy Wah, saloon owner
Danny Aiello MP
Louis Di Giaimo
Greg Knight Convoy Soldier
Marie Rowe
Richard Edson Private Abersold
Don Stanton Censor #2
J.J. MP #2
James McIntire Sgt. at Jimmy Wah's
Peter MacKenzie Sgt. at Jimmy Wah's
Ralph Tabakin Chaplain Noel
Sangad Sangkao Viet Cong Leader in Jungle
Technical Credits
Barry Levinson Director
Eric Allwright Makeup
Harry Benn Co-producer
Larry Brezner Producer
Freddie Cooper Camera Operator
Fred Cramer Special Effects
Clive Curtis Stunts
Tessa Davies Set Decoration/Design
Keith Denny Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Raja Gosnell Editor
Mark Johnson Producer
Stu Linder Editor
Mitch Markowitz Screenwriter
Ben Moses Co-producer
Alex North Score Composer
Steven Saxton Associate Producer
Peter Sova Cinematographer
Steve Spence Art Director
Roy Walker Production Designer
Bill Westley Asst. Director
Clive Winter Sound/Sound Designer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A view of Viet Nam era

    This movie brings back the turmoil of the era. It pretty well shows what went on, but in a glossed over way. The characterization of the leading character is good, but I wonder how accurate it portrays the 'real' person. I personally didn't like the language used, though suppposedly it is considered appropriate for the setting and the people involved in the story. All-in-all I would say it is entertaining and gives an insight to the war and its devastation. There was humor throughout the story, fortunately. Robin Williams is the perfect person for the part he portrayed. I recommend the movie if you like 'war' stories and Robin Williams.

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