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  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 63,276 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | War
  • Release Date: 15 January 1988 (USA)
  • Runtime: 121 min
  • Filming Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $123,922,370 (USA)
  • Director: Barry Levinson
  • Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Alex North   
  • Soundtrack: What A Wonderful World
  • Sound Mix: 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
  • Plot Keyword: Radio | Vietnam | Vietnamese | Disc Jockey | Identical Twins

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Writing Credits By:

  • Mitch Markowitz (written by)

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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Known Trivia

  • Robin Williams ad-libbed all of Adrian Cronauer’s broadcasts. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Robin Williams’s portrayal of Adrian Cronauer has led to confusion as to the beliefs of the real Cronauer. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Cronauer has said that the film is about 45 percent accurate, according to a biography on Robin Williams. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Cronauer has said that the film misrepresented him to make him seem anti-war, when he was, in his own words, “anti-stupidity”. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 In fact, today Cronauer – who is now a lawyer – remains an active Republican and was a vice-chairman of the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Furthermore, Cronauer has also said that if he’d done half the things Williams did in the film, he would’ve been court-martialed and sent to Fort Leavenworth. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Contrary to the character in the movie, the real Adrian Cronauer did not use comedy in his radio broadcast, nor was he kicked out of the military. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 He left Vietnam because his tour of duty was over. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • As Adrian chases Tuan through the alley, the background music is actually a cut from Alex North’s unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The script went through a number of revisions after it was originally drafted by Adrian Cronauer in 1979. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Cronauer first pitched it as a TV series, then a Movie-of-the-Week. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 It was the latter treatment that landed in the lap of Robin Williams, who realized the DJ role would be the perfect outlet for his brand of comedy. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 The original treatment by Cronauer was completely re-tooled for Williams. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • This movie was filmed in Thailand, not Vietnam. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 On the back cover of early copies of the film, street signs can be seen in Thai. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The soldiers in the transport trucks that Adrian Cronauer entertains are from the U.S. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Army’s famed 1st Infantry Division. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 You can tell by their distinctive “Big Red One” shoulder patches. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The film was mostly shot in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the time, several hundred male students from the International (American) School of Bangkok (ISB) were recruited as extras to perform in the multitude of shots showing American GI’s throughout the film. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 As a courtesy, Robin Williams actually came to ISB and put on a stand up routine for all students in the 10th grade and above. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • 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. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The fourth-highest grossing film of 1987; making approximately $123 million in the U.S. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 alone. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

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Goofs: Factual errors: US Air Force enlisted men do NOT wear a US cypher on their overseas caps. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Williams is shown in every scene in which he wears 1505's (Air Force tan uniform) in an overseas cap which has the USAF enlisted US on it.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Plot: An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Full summary » |  »

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Story: A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 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. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 enough. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 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. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Written byJohn Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

FullCast & Crew


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  • Harry Benn known as co-producer
  • Larry Brezner known as producer
  • Mark Johnson known as producer
  • Ben Moses known as co-producer

Watch Online Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Free Movie FullCast & Crew:

  • Robin Williams known as Adrian Cronauer
  • Forest Whitaker known as Edward Garlick
  • Tung Thanh Tran known as Tuan
  • Chintara Sukapatana known as Trinh
  • Bruno Kirby known as Lt. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Steven Hauk
  • Robert Wuhl known as Marty Lee Dreiwitz
  • J.T. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Walsh known as Sgt. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Major Dickerson
  • Noble Willingham known as Gen. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Taylor
  • Richard Edson known as Pvt. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Abersold
  • Juney Smith known as Phil McPherson
  • Richard Portnow known as Dan 'The Man' Levitan
  • Floyd Vivino known as Eddie Kirk
  • Cu Ba Nguyen known as Jimmy Wah
  • Dan Stanton known as Censor #1 (as Dan R. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Stanton)
  • Don Stanton known as Censor #2 (as Don E. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Stanton)
  • Danny Aiello III known as MP #1
  • James McIntire known as Sergeant #1 at Jimmy Wah's
  • Peter Mackenzie known as Sergeant #2 at Jimmy Wah's
  • No Tran known as Vietnamese Student
  • Hoa Nguyen known as Vietnamese Student
  • Uikey Kuay known as Vietnamese Student
  • Suvit Abakaz known as Vietnamese Student
  • Panas Wiwatpanachat known as Vietnamese Student
  • Lerdcharn Namkiri known as Vietnamese Student
  • Hanh Thi Nguyen known as Vietnamese Student
  • Tuan Lai known as Vietnamese Student
  • Boonchai Jakraworawut known as Vietnamese Student
  • Joe B. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Veokeki known as Vietnamese Student
  • Wichien Chaopramong known as Vietnamese Student
  • Kien Chufak known as Vietnamese Student
  • Prasert Tangpantarat known as Vietnamese Student
  • Tim O'Hare known as Convoy Soldier
  • John Goyer known as Convoy Soldier
  • Louis Hood known as Convoy Soldier
  • Christopher Mangan known as Convoy Soldier
  • Kenneth Pitochelli known as Convoy Soldier
  • Jonathan MacLeod known as Convoy Soldier (as Jonathan Mac Leod)
  • Gregg T. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Knight known as Convoy Soldier
  • Ralph Tabakin known as Chaplain Noel
  • Sangad Sangkao known as Viet Cong Leader in Jungle
  • Vanlap Sangko known as Viet Cong Leader in Jungle
  • Mark Johnson known as Mr. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Sloan (uncredited)
  • John Marshall Jones known as MP #2 (uncredited)
  • Richard Nixon known as Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  • Eric Allwright known as makeup artist
  • Mike Lockey known as hair stylist (as Michael Lockey)

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Art Department:

  • Len Furey known as construction manager
  • Michael G. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Ploog known as illustrator
  • John Roberts known as supervising painter
  • Terry Wells known as property master
  • Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat known as assistant art director (uncredited)
  • Jack Johnson known as illustrator (uncredited)
  • Art Smith Jr. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 known as property maker (uncredited)

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  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Silver Screen Partners III

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Free Movie Download HD Other Companies:

  • A&M Records  soundtrack released by
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  • Peggy Siegal Company  publicity
  • VS Service  grip and lighting equipment

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Distributors:

  • Buena Vista Pictures (1987) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (1988) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (1988) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Abril Vídeo (Brazil) (VHS)
  • Audio Visual Enterprises (1989) (Greece) (VHS)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) (2006) (USA) (DVD) (special edition)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (2003) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (2002) (Netherlands) (DVD) (special edition)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (2002) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Buena Vista Home Video (1998) (USA) (DVD)
  • Gativideo (19??) (Argentina) (VHS)
  • National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (1991) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
  • Touchstone Home Video (1988) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
  • Touchstone Home Video (1996) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
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  1. SmileysWorld from United States
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    Vietnam without a doubt was a dark period in our history.Any comedyfilm surrounding Vietnam would indeed have to be done delicately.Thismovie pulls it off.What amazes me most about the film is the flawless,improvisational radio dialog from Robin Williams.This,as most of youmay know,was completely unscripted to allow Williams an opportunity towork his magic.Also,it had to be timely,for the movie is,of course,setin 1965.The fact that he was able to do this is nothing short ofamazing.The supporting cast was also incredible,with great performancesby Forrest Whitaker,Bruno Kirby,and the late J.T.Walsh as "SergeantMajor Dickerson",the man you love to hate.Although some of the horrorthat was Vietnam is here,it’s only giving you a taste of it,as itconcentrates more on the Williams character’s quest to make our belovedsoldiers forget their horror,at least for a while.Highly recommended.

  2. Neil Ferris (n.ferris@uea.ac.uk) from Norwich, England
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    There never has been, and probably never will be, another film which showsboth sides of Williams to such a great degree.

    As the wise-cracking disc-jockey, Williams shows his undisputed wildcomedictalent, but the bomb scene and scenes of rural Vietnam life, truly allowWilliams 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. Walshgives a solid backdrop, and are beautiful foils to Williams.

    Overall, a wonderful movie, add it to your collection.

  3. S.R. Dipaling from Topeka, Kansas, USA
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    I just sat through a DVD of this movie,the second(?)time I'd seen thisfilm. The last time I could recall seeing this,it was on pay-per-viewtelevision in a hotel(the Red Lion I think it was) room,August of1988,so my memories of this film could use a refreshing. I'm glad I gotrefreshed.

    In 1965,Airman Adrian Cronauer(Robin Williams,in the first of his fourAcademy Award nominations)is brought on to do an Armed Forces Radiostint in Vietnam. Behind the microphone,Cronauer lets loose,much to thesurprise and delight of many of the troops and servicemen around thearea of combat. His combination of off-the-wall humor,impressions,soundgags and quick wit,mixed with his love of free-wheeling Rock music ofthe era,is pretty much welcomed in the area,save for a few angry sorts:a Napoleon-complexed intermediate CO named Hauk(BrunoKirby,unrecognizable but for the voice) and a stiff-lipped,quietlyvindictive middle commander named Dickerson(J.T.Walsh,so good here itwould seem like this typecast him). As this is going on,Cronauerbecomes smitten with a local girl(Chinatra Sukapatra,spelling?)andbefriends her brother(Tung Thanh Tran),which leads the popular DJ downa road of self-discovery.

    With excellent support from Forrest Whitaker(one of my favorites!heends up sort of counter-balancing Williams' manic frenzy with nerdishnormalcy as his buddy/assistant/guide),Richard Edson,NobleWinnigham,Robert Wuhl and Cu Ba Nguyen(as the oily GI barproprietor)among others,this film,directed by Barry Levinson(whose workhasn't been this good in what feels like forever,certainly not sinceAvalon or Rain Man) and written by Mitch Markowitz,it is arguable oneof the deftest films to create and maintain a balance between thehorrors and inhumanity of war and the humor and pathos that are verymuch present in it. Robin Williams' fans may get much more out of thisthat those who aren't,but I think even many of those who don't considerthemselves fanciers of his talents should be able to appreciate this.The images were powerful enough that they stuck with me some after thefirst time I saw GMV and after a second time I feel like can appreciateeven more out of this movie.

  4. Blake French (film321@altavista.com) from USA
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM / (1987) ***1/2 (out of four)

    By Blake French:

    Robin Williams is about as good as they come at doing stand up comedy, andin "Good Morning, Vietnam" director Berry Levinson gives him everything heneeds to make the film go above and beyond the average satire. From hisoutgoing sense of humor, to his aggressive personality, and dozens of vocaleffects, he portrays his character with interactive zest. Who can resist theawakening voice of Williams on the radio yelling "Good Morning Vietnam."This is a film that conquers the test of time.

    "Good Morning, Vietnam" tells the story of a lively disc jockey who gets ajob on Armed Forced Radio during the Vietnam War. Robin Williams is thefast-talking Adrian Cronauer, and who better to play the part than he.Although this character is one-dimensional (we are never informed on hisbackground, marital status, where he comes from, what he did before wemeet), as the movie continues he gradually begins to change into a deeper,more meaningful person.

    The story moves along smoothly; the narrative through-line is consistent aseach scene relates to the next. Although little momentum or suspense can benoticed, the film does have several underlining themes, often viewed upon ina Stanley Kubrick style: sarcastic and uncompromising. We see how much alittle humor and jazz can greatly enlighten the hard-core atmosphere of themilitary during Vietnam, and how it can thoroughly confuse the bleedingheart officials.

    The film hangs by the skin of its teeth for active conflict tension. Beyondpeople objecting to the actions of Williams’ character, there is just not alot of tension within the story, and at some points my interest wandered."Good Morning, Vietnam" is merely a portrait of Robin Williams releasing hisperennial comedy, and unfortunately that does happen to get old quitequickly; the majority of an audience can only watch the humor for so longuntil it becomes old and somewhat stale.

    "Good Morning, Vietnam" is definitely not a flawless film, but we doempathize for the main character, the scenes effectively capture theattitude and mood during the war, and the dialogue and writing feel accurateand involving. Barry Levinson has directed a marvelous comedy, one that isnot all about making us laugh, but also makes us think.

  5. Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    "Good Morning, Vietnam" is truly Robin Williams at his best. Asanarchic DJ Adrian Cronauer in 1965 Saigon, he makes sure that younever stop laughing. I really liked what he did with the tape ofRichard Nixon’s speech, and then his comment about the bombing of arestaurant. Most amazing is that he ad-libbed the whole thing (but hey,that’s Robin Williams). Maybe Cronauer wasn’t that wacky in real life,but every one of Williams’ comments makes the movie worthwhile. Thesoundtrack even includes his monologues (you’ll go crazy over theimitation of Lyndon Johnson, and the commentary from "Roosevelt E.Roosevelt"). A comedy classic in every sense.

  6. Grann-Bach (Grann-Bach@jubii.dk) from Denmark
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    Let me be perfectly frank and say right away that I watched this toexperience Robin Williams at his best. That guy has so much comedictalent, it's unreal. I mostly got what I expected from this movie…but I found that it also contained some truths about the Vietnam war.The movie has plenty to offer on both fronts. Any fan of Williams'comedy will definitely enjoy it, and I think most war-movie buffs willtoo… if they can keep an open mind, and accept a slightly differentapproach to the genre. The way the seriousness of war is underplayedfor most of the film really works to enhance the effect of it when itis shoved right in our faces, when we are forced to acknowledge it. Weforget how serious and all-consuming war is, just like Adrian had(notnecessarily the real one, I know nothing of him except of what the filmtold me, and as far as I understand, that's not that accurate aportrayal of him), only to be confronted with it. More effective thanseveral big war movies. The plot is very good. The pacing is great, themovie keeps moving pretty much all through the film. The characters arewell-written and credible. The acting is good pretty much all-round,and Williams proves once again that he can do drama just as well ascomedy. The humor is typical Robin Williams. A very good film, and anunusual war movie. I recommend this to fans of Robin Williams and warmovies. 7/10

  7. johnnyboyz (j_l_h_m@yahoo.co.uk) from Hampshire, England
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    Made at a time when films on the Vietnam war were being produced byAmerica at a healthy rate, Good Morning, Vietnam comes across as thesort that falls into both 'types' that were being produced at the time.Platoon got under the skin of Vietnam, telling the events from anindividual's perspective through voiceovers without relying on a lot ofcausality, rather the everyday tasks and events that occur. Full MetalJacket was an interesting beast in the sense most of its more intensescenes didn't actually happen in Vietnam but rather at home on thetraining ground. But both were in a sensible tradition and tookattention away from the Reaganism inspired 'action' films that wereRambo: First Blood Part II and the like.

    Good Morning, Vietnam falls into both these sorts of Vietnam war films.On one hand it is a serious film about the war and deals with seriousissues such as morale and how dangerous conflict with the enemyactually is without doing what Rambo did by turning the war genre intoa sub-division of the action genre. At one point in the film, DJ andlead character of the film Adrian Cronauer (Williams) finds himself ina hostile area out in the jungle and you do feel the shift inatmosphere the film briefly moves into in the sense this guy is not asoldier but he is in a dangerous position and he isn't equipped withhow to get through it. There is another scene in which a street sidebomb goes off and Adrian is caught up in the middle of it, furtherreminding us of the war zone and cleverly shifting the aura.

    But the film does fall into the genre of comedy and while it does so,it never distracts us from the fact this is taking place during a warunlike First Blood: Part II which could really have been an action filmset amongst any backdrop. Good Morning, Vietnam does not ignore itscomedy roots either and gives us genuinely entertaining disc jockeyrants from Williams who shines with his animation and ad-libbing,further reminding us of a later film of his, Aladdin, and how he reallywas the star of that piece.

    The best parts of Good Morning, Vietnam actually raise issues to dowith oppositional reading. As a character, Adrian is one of thosecharismatic individuals who is perhaps more focused on entertaining hisaudience first but when repercussions to do with that want to entertainarise, it is an oppositional reading to something that seems innocentenough. There are a couple of scenes and incidences that deal with thistheme of oppositional reading. One that springs to mind takes place ina bar in which Adrian has brought a Vietnamese friend whom he teachesin an English class. The trouble is, it's a G.I. bar and certainsoldiers have an issue with the Vietnamese person being there. It isAdrian's carefree and relaxed attitude to letting the individual comewith him to the bar that has upset certain others around him, resultingin an oppositional opinion on whether the Vietnamese person should beallowed there. One says he can, others say he can't and conflicterupts.

    This battle is constantly going on within the boundaries of the radiostudio and exists between Adrian and the censors who blank out all thebad news such as deaths and bombings, failing to deliver the real news,and instead keep morale from going below a certain point. Adrian'sstyle of giving the people what they should hear in a charismatic stylealso rubs off spawning a sub-story revolving around a small school thatteaches Vietnamese people the English language. Before hand, they werelearning very basic words and phrases but after Adrian takes over, NewYork City slang or 'jargon' is the name of the game and while youwouldn't find English as a foreign language classes doing this sort ofthing, Adrian brings his charismatic style to a class, turning it fromformal to informal.

    The theme here is that he's giving them exactly what he feels they needto know, not what the curriculum demand they know. It is the same withthe radio station and the news censorship; giving people what they havea right to know vs. what a higher power say they should know. Theprincipal foil for Adrian is Lt. Steven Hauk (Kirby) who is againstAdrian's style of parody and constant joking but when he is put on air,the best he can do is adopt the voice and role of a Frenchman as hemocks and plods his way through airtime. It is a battle that theoppositional readers loose since morale falls drastically after Adrianis taken off and he is forced to be reinstated because of this.

    Good Morning, Vietnam carries a pumping soundtrack which is what you'dexpect for a film about a DJ and an emphasis on radio and its constantreferencing to popular culture, gliding from The Wizard of Oz toEleanor Roosevelt makes Williams' scenes consistently fun to watch. Butother than this, it gives some political stances without ever feelingforced with the 'Wonderful World' montage over wartime action andjuxtaposes James Brown's music over other scenes of wartime action. Thefilm is a success in comedy and drama, a rarity of sorts given Dr.Strangelove supposedly set the standards.

  8. DAVID SIM from United Kingdom
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    Good Morning, Vietnam is undoubtedly the film that propelled RobinWilliams to the A-list. Beforehand he was only known as Mork from Ork,and the films he'd been asked to appear in (except perhaps Moscow onthe Hudson) were ones not really giving him an opportunity to flex histrue muscles as an actor.

    But GMV changed all that, because it was the first time Williams hadbeen given a character that finally allowed him to showcase his uniquebrand of improv. In this case, a DJ.

    Its what Williams does with the part that makes GMV so compelling. Hislive-wire performance transforms the entire movie. Without Williams,GMV would be a considerably lesser film than it is.

    Barry Levinson's film is rather unique because it was the first (andonly) one to add a bit of comedy into the Vietnam War. Taking a leafout of MASH's book, it uses the conflict in Saigon as a backdrop forWilliam's barnstorming impressions and impersonations. And for the mostpart, its a sweet package.

    Williams plays Adrian Cronauer, a funny man shipped to Saigon to be thenew host of a morning radio show. Adrian's irreverent antics in frontof the mike raises a few eyebrows among the straight-arrow US military,but the troops love him!

    All the while, Adrian gets to know Vietnamese culture up close andpersonal. Something that leads to romance, friendship and eventually abetrayal that changes Adrian's life forever.

    It was the decision to put Robin Williams at the centre that makes GoodMorning, Vietnam such a great movie. Williams is a master ofimprovisation. He can slip from one impersonation to the nexteffortlessly. And the best part is, none of it is scripted. Williamsimprovises routines right out of thin air. You know he's just makingthis up as he's going along, and its a remarkable thing to see.

    Levinson knows Williams needs no script or cue cards to work from. Allhe does is position the camera in front of Williams behind the mike,give him the line Good Morning, Vietnam and then go from there. And itslike watching a comic whirlwind. Any scene with him on his radio showprovides non-stop laughs. He has seldom been better in anything else.

    What I also liked about GMV is its humorous approach to the misguidedVietnam conflict. Its when it tries to be a little more serious anddramatic that the film falls down. Yes the war in Vietnam was aterrible tragedy. Especially because it represented the American'ssabre-rattling mentality at its narrowest. But the dramatic elementsoffer nothing particularly enlightening about the war. The comedyelements however do.

    When Good Morning, Vietnam is funny its very funny. But when it triesto make serious points it slows the film right down. Its Williamsirreverent commentaries on the conflict that give the film its life.Even when he's doing impressions of Richard Nixon and even Elmer Fuddthere's a thinly disguised veil of contempt against the US military'sparticipation in the Vietnam War. They're wrapped up in sharplysatirical comic material, but they make more of an impact than thefilm's outright heavy-handed approach. Subtlety makes all thedifference.

    Robin Williams is the heart and soul of the entire picture of course.Whether he's delivering manic rapid-fire monologues on the air toteaching native Vietnamese the hip aspects of the English language, heholds the attention whenever he's around. He was deservedly nominatedfor an Oscar. An Oscar he should have won really.

    Levinson surrounds Williams with talented character actors. The mostengaging are Forest Whitaker and Noble Willingham. Whitaker playsEdward, a timid young man who learns to loosen up after spending timein Adrian's company. And Willingham plays Gen. Taylor, the only oneamong the top brass who takes a shine to Adrian's unorthodox methods.He brings depth to what could have been an easily clichéd character.

    On the downside, JT Walsh plays exactly the type of characterWillingham is so skillful at avoiding. A pompous, self-importantbureaucrat who takes an instant dislike to Adrian's free-thinkingspirit. I have to admit I found it a bit hard to swallow that Walsh'scharacter Sgt Major Dickerson (tee-hee!) would actually try to getAdrian killed in VC territory. No matter how much he hated him. His isan unnecessary character really. The film could have done just as well,and arguably better without him.

    Nethertheless, the ending is still quite sad when Adrian winds up beingshipped back to the US because one of his Vietnamese friends is aterrorist. Williams performance is so faultless that even when you cansee the mechanicals of the plot clicking into place, you still feelsadness for him. His closing message is the perfect blend of cuttinghumour and acute pathos.

    Good Morning, Vietnam would have been better if it had stayed true tothe comic route. But despite a few bumps in the screenplay, RobinWilliams' quite excellent (even virtuoso) performance keeps thingsremarkably on course. He made a questionable detour into sentimentalschmaltz in the following 90s, but this film shows you what RobinWilliams can be capable of when given the right material to work with.

  9. mikekev02 from United States
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    It's been a while since I've seen Good Morning Vietnam but I wasreminded of it with the untimely death of Bruno Kirby earlier this weekof August 2006. While the film is clearly Robin William's vehicle,Kirby, playing 2nd Lt. Hauck, is the perfect comedic foil. Kirby playsthe 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 formore. 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 intentlyenough. Kirby does this in a scene where he is giving instructions tohis underlings, who are routinely ignoring him as they comment onthings having nothing to do with his agenda. This is a great movie.Williams gives one of his best performances, and you already know how Ifeel about Bruno Kirby. Another newcomer in the cast is ForestWhitaker, who would later make his mark in The Crying Game and as thehost of the update TV series "The Twilight Zone."

  10. bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York
    04 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

    It finally hit me when I watched Good Morning Vietnam what this filmreminded me of. It was the famous Preston Sturges classic, Sullivan'sTravels which coincidentally as it turns out is one of my favoritefilms.

    Both the real life Adrian Cronauer and Joel McCrea's fictional John L.Sullivan have to come to the same realization, that what they domatters a great deal. In Sullivan's Travels it's to the movie goingpublic in general, in the case of Cronauer it's to the GIs in Vietnamstuck in a war where no one could ever know who the enemy was. A fewlaughs from a comic genius was necessary to get them through the day intheir very cockeyed world.

    Adrian Cronauer was a real life person, but if he didn't bear aresemblance to Robin Williams, he should have. One of the great comicmasters of any era in entertainment, Robin Williams is given full rangefor his zany sense of humor to work its magic with Cronauer. He's ablyabetted and assisted by the other staff members of Armed Forces RadioForest Whitaker and Robert Wuhl. Bruno Kirby is great as the cluelesslieutenant in charge and so is J.T. Walsh who represents the limits ofthe military mind as the sergeant major out to get Williams by hook orvery dirty crook.

    Williams himself doesn't understand the complexities of the Vietnamsituation. That fact is brought home to him graphically when he'sbetrayed by his own innate decency.

    Next to Williams my favorite in the cast is Noble Willingham who playsthe general who has overall charge of Armed Forces Radio there. He's atough, but compassionate military man, the exact opposite of J.T. Walshwhom he has to reign in.

    Good Morning Vietnam is a frank portrayal of a war experience told withhumor and irony through the eyes of Robin Williams.

    Preston Sturges would have absolutely adored this film.

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