|Good Morning, Vietnam|
|Directed by||Barry Levinson|
|Produced by||Larry Brezner|
|Written by||Mitch Markowitz|
|Music by||Alex North|
|Editing by||Stu Linder|
|Distributed by||Touchstone Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 23, 1987|
|Running time||119 minutes|
|Budget||$13,000,000 (est. Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor Mark Johnson (born December 27, 1945 in Washington DC) is a Film producer who lives and works in the United States. Mitch Markowitz is a Canadian Television executive who began his work on The Hilarious House of Frightenstein as an Associate Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15 1961 is an American actor producer, and director. Alex North ( December 4, 1910 – September 8, 1991) was an American Composer responsible for the first Jazz Stu Linder ( November 8 1931 - January 12 2006) was an American Film editor with 25 credits Touchstone Pictures is one of several alternate Film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984 Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been )|
|Gross revenue||$123,922,370 (USA)|
Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 dramedy film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams), a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS), who proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors with what they call his "irreverent tendency". The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Comedy-drama, also called dramedy and dramatic-comedy, is a style of Television and movies in which there is an equal or nearly equal balance The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Adrian Cronauer (born September 8, 1938) is a lawyer and former radio Disc jockey from the United States. Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS for its entertainment The film was written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Mitch Markowitz is a Canadian Television executive who began his work on The Hilarious House of Frightenstein as an Associate Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor
Most of Williams' humorous radio broadcasts were improvised. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of Theatre in which the Actors use Improvisational acting techniques
Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize This film is number 36 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama
Adrian Cronauer (Williams), fresh from DJ work on the island of Crete, arrives in Saigon during the middle of the Vietnam War to become the new DJ for Armed Forces Radio Service - AFRS. Adrian Cronauer (born September 8, 1938) is a lawyer and former radio Disc jockey from the United States. Crete ( Greek: Κρήτη transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the In comparison to most of the people around him, Airman Cronauer prefers not to take things too seriously. He prefers to look at the pretty Vietnamese girls, including one who seemingly is able to move faster than the jeep he’s in (in reality, two different women with a similar hair and dress).
Taking a shine to Cronauer is Pfc. Eddie Garlick (Forest Whitaker), who continues to act slightly goofy around Cronauer (such as ‘starting’ the jeep, even though the motor is clearly running). Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15 1961 is an American actor producer, and director. However, most of the Army brass don't feel the same way. Cronauer is introduced to Lt. Steven Hauk (Bruno Kirby) and soon afterwards to Sergeant Major Philip Dickerson (J.T. Walsh). Bruno Kirby ( April 28 1949 – August 14 2006) was an American film and television actor James Thomas Patrick Walsh ( September 28, 1943 – February 27, 1998) was an American Character actor known for his roles Hauk prefers to stick very close to army guidelines, even in regard to humor, while Dickerson sees Cronauer as an annoyance he has to put up with.
When woken up early the next day by Garlick, he’s introduced to a few more personalities around the radio station – General Taylor (Noble Willingham), who is the only higher-up who appreciates Cronauer’s humor; two identical twins who act as the army censor, deleting sensitive or embarrassing news for broadcast; and the DJ who is on the air before him, slightly hyper Marty Lee Dreiwitz (Robert Wuhl). Noble Henry Willingham Jr ( August 31, 1931 &mdash January 17, 2004) was an American Television and Film Robert Wuhl (born October 9, 1951) is an American comedian turned actor/writer Cronauer proves how wild he can be on the air as soon as his show starts at 0600 by yelling into the microphone, “GOOOOD MORNING VIETNAM!” and immediately launching into a wild show where he plays rock records (not the ‘safe’ records the army brass wants, such as records by Perry Como and Mantovani) and takes ‘phone calls’ (Cronauer using different voices) from men in the field and from personalities such as Walter Cronkite and Gomer Pyle (According to a DVD commentary, Robin Williams improvised most of the radio broadcasts, only going to scripted lines when needing to get back to the story). Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como ( May 18 1912 &ndash May 12 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality Annunzio Paolo Mantovani ( November 15, 1905 &ndash March 29, 1980) known by the Mononym Mantovani was a popular conductor Walter Leland Cronkite Jr (born November 4 1916) is a retired American broadcast journalist, best known as Anchorman for the Gomer Pyle was the simple-minded gas station attendant and later Auto mechanic in the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show The radio staff immediately loves him and his wild act, but Hauk finds nothing funny about it and unsuccessfully tells Cronauer to rein it in.
Outside the radio station, Cronauer finds the ‘same’ Vietnamese girl, Trinh, he spotted the day before and follows her to her English class. He bribes the teacher to leave, and he goes into a modified version of his humor for the class, teaching them the meaning of ‘slip me some skin’, for example. After class, he’s stopped by the girl’s brother, Tuan (Tom Tran), who tells him not to go after his sister. Cronauer, embarrassed that he was caught, hangs out with Tuan and eventually brings him to Jimmy Wah’s, the local G. I. bar, where he hangs out with Garlick, Dreiwitz and others from the radio station. Cronauer is able to lure two girls away from a couple of other G. I. s, who immediately use the presence of Tuan as an excuse to get into a fight with the group. After getting told off by Dickerson, Tuan allows Cronauer to meet Trinh – bringing the whole family along for their ‘date’. Things go fairly smoothly, with Cronauer continuing his broadcasts in the morning and again at 1600 hours unhindered and teaching his English class to curse in English. Even making a tape where he 'asks' embarrassing questions of former Vice President Richard Nixon and looping in edits that sound like Nixon 'answering' the questions doesn't get him in trouble (at least with General Taylor).
While sitting in a bar one day, Tuan pulls Cronauer away from the bar (using another meeting with his sister as pretense) moments before Jimmy Wah’s blows up from a bomb inside. Cronauer, shaken from the bombing and the death of two G. I. s inside the bar, goes back to do his afternoon radio broadcast, ripping out the news of the bombing from the teletype before bringing it to the censors. The censors and Dickerson block Cronauer from using the news, but he locks himself inside the studio, telling verbatim what happened at the bar before his signal is cut off by Dickerson.
Now on suspension, Cronauer gets drunk daily at a local bar. His radio broadcast, meanwhile, is taken over by Lt. Hauk. However, while Hauk thinks of himself as being on the same par as Cronauer humor-wise, his humor falls dead flat on the air (he attempts doing the same 'phone calls' bit, for example, but the voice is clearly still his, and the humor doesn't work). Hundreds of angry people call and mail the radio station demanding Cronauer to return (as Garlick puts it in a letter sent to the station, “'Lt. Hauk sucks the sweat off a dead man’s balls. ' I don’t really know what that means, sir, but it seems pretty negative to me. ”). Meanwhile, Cronauer tries to find some connection with Trinh, but she refuses, leaving Cronauer alone.
After General Taylor orders Cronauer back on the air, Garlick tries to convince Cronauer to come back, but he still refuses, believing Dickerson will send him to the fighting line if he screws up again. However, Cronauer is persuaded when Garlick pulls up by a platoon on their way to fight, and convinces Cronauer to do an impromptu ‘broadcast’ for the men in the trucks. (This is followed by a montage showing the violence of the Vietnam War, contrasted with Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” playing in the background).
The next day, Dickerson sees a way to get rid of Cronauer by convincing him and Garlick to go to An Lac to interview some soldiers for the broadcast – knowing that the Viet Cong control the only road leading to An Lac. As Cronauer and Garlick are driving along the road, a bomb hits their jeep, and they get thrown into the jungle. When Cronauer doesn’t show up for his English class, Tuan runs to the radio station and spots Dreiwitz, who finds out where he went. Tuan then steals a car and goes off himself. After wandering for hours in the jungle, Cronauer and Garlick are saved by Tuan, who spots them (they went in a long circle, since Garlick was injured in the attack). The car doesn’t start, though, so they wind up walking to a clearing, where an army helicopter rescues them.
Back in Saigon, Dickerson finally has the means to get rid of Cronauer – Tuan is actually Phan Duc To, a VC soldier the army is looking for. Tuan had planted the bomb at Jimmy Wah's, pulling Cronauer out only moments before it was set to blow up. Dickerson informs Cronauer that the army is looking for him - with the intention of killing him. Enraged at being betrayed, Cronauer leaves the station, but not before hurling an insult in Dickerson's direction that infuriates him. Before Dickerson can catch up to Cronauer, General Taylor stops Dickerson and tells him that he’s transferring him to Guam, away from the 'action', explaining: "Dick, I've covered for you a lot of times cause I thought you were a little crazy. But you're not crazy, you're mean. And this is just radio. " Cronauer then finds Trinh and convinces her to take him to Tuan. Cronauer calls out his real name, and a chase ensues, where Cronauer eventually loses sight of Tuan. The two eventually talk, where Tuan accuses the U. S. Army of being the enemy, having killed most of his family. Tuan eventually runs off, disappearing again.
The next day, Cronauer prepares for his trip back home, and hands Garlick a tape reel to play when he’s gone. Before he goes, though, he starts an impromptu softball game with his ‘students’, and gets a goodbye from Trinh, who thanks Cronauer for warning her about the danger her brother was in. As Cronauer’s plane leaves Vietnam, Garlick – now the DJ in place of Cronauer – plays the tape, where Cronauer yells “GOOODBYE VIETNAM!” before launching into some of the impressions he used on the radio, with the final wish for everyone to go home before the film ends.
In 1979, Adrian Cronauer decided to pitch a sitcom based on his experiences as an AFRS DJ. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Adrian Cronauer (born September 8, 1938) is a lawyer and former radio Disc jockey from the United States. A pitch is a concise verbal (and sometimes visual presentation of an idea for a Film, generally made by a Screenwriter or director to a producer or studio executive TV networks were not interested because they did not see war as comedy material, despite the fact that one of the most popular shows at the time was M*A*S*H. M*A*S*H was a Medical drama / Black comedy produced by 20th Television Fox for CBS. Cronauer then revamped his sitcom into a movie of the week, which eventually got the attention of Robin Williams. Very little of Cronauer's original treatment remained after writer Mitch Markowitz was brought in. 
The movie was shot in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (krūŋtʰêːp máhǎːnákʰɔn) or Krung Thep ( for short is the Capital, largest The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj
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