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Good Morning, Vietnam Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 30, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robin Williams Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1987 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robin Williams Best Actor 1987 Nominee

Cast

Robin Williams
as Adrian Cronauer
Forest Whitaker
as Edward Garlick
Chintara Sukapatana
as Trinh
Bruno Kirby
as Lt. Steven Hauk
J.T. Walsh
as Sgt. Major Dickerson
Robert Wuhl
as Marty Lee Dreiwitz
Noble Willingham
as Gen. Taylor
Juney Smith
as Phil McPherson
Richard Portnow
as Dan The Man Levitan
Floyd Vivino
as Eddie Kirk
Danny Aiello
as MP
Louis Di Giaimo
Greg Knight
as Convoy Soldier
Marie Rowe
Richard Edson
as Private Abersold
Don Stanton
as Censor #2
J.J.
as MP #2
James McIntire
as Sgt. at Jimmy Wah's
Peter MacKenzie
as Sgt. at Jimmy Wah's
Ralph Tabakin
as Chaplain Noel
Sangad Sangkao
as Viet Cong Leader in Jungle
Ralph Tabakin
as Chaplain Noel
Richard Edson
as Private Abersold
Peter MacKenzie
as Sgt. at Jimmy Wah's
J.J.
as MP #2
Don Stanton
as Censor #2
Greg Knight
as Convoy Soldier
James McIntire
as Sgt. at Jimmy Wah's
Danny Aiello
as MP

Crew

Barry Levinson
Director
Larry Brezner
Producer
Mitch Markowitz
Screenwriter
Peter Sova
Cinematographer
Alex North
Composer (Music Score)
Stu Linder
Editor
Raja Gosnell
Editor
Steve Spence
Art Director
Ben Moses
Co-producer
Harry Benn
Co-producer
Steven Saxton
Associate Producer
Tessa Davies
Set Designer
Keith Denny
Costume Designer
Clive Winter
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Westley
First Assistant Director
Freddie Cooper
Camera Operator
Clive Curtis
Stunts
Louis Di Giaimo
Casting
Eric Allwright
Makeup
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