Good Morning Vietnam 

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Good Morning Vietnam movie

“Good Morning, Vietnam” is a comedy-drama film released by Touchstone Pictures in 1987. Directed by Barry Levinson, the movie stars Robin Williams in one of his most iconic roles as Adrian Cronauer, a radio disc jockey sent to entertain American troops stationed in Vietnam during the 1960s.

The film is set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and follows the irreverent and unorthodox DJ Adrian Cronauer, who is assigned to the Armed Forces Radio Service in Saigon. Known for his energetic and unfiltered style, Cronauer quickly becomes a hit among the soldiers with his humor, wit, and lively on-air personality.

As Cronauer gains popularity, he also attracts the attention of his superiors, who become concerned about his unorthodox approach and fear he may be undermining their authority. While bringing laughter and joy to the troops, he also faces challenges and struggles against the bureaucracy and censorship within the military.

Beyond the humor and wit, “Good Morning, Vietnam” delves into the harsh realities of war and the impact it has on soldiers and civilians alike. The film also touches on themes of freedom of expression, the power of humor to lift spirits during dark times, and the disconnect between the reality of war and the sanitized image presented to the public.

Robin Williams delivers a career-defining performance in the film, seamlessly transitioning between comedic moments and poignant reflections on the human cost of war. His improvisational skills and emotional depth make “Good Morning, Vietnam” a standout film in his illustrious career.

The film received critical acclaim for its blend of humor and drama, and Robin Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his outstanding portrayal of Adrian Cronauer. “Good Morning, Vietnam” remains a beloved classic, celebrated for its powerful message, thought-provoking themes, and Robin Williams’ unforgettable performance.

Good Morning Vietnam 

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  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $123.9 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Awards; Won Golden Globe
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  • Robin Williams: Adrian Cronauer
  • Forest Whitaker: Edward Garlick
  • Tung Thanh Tran: Tuan
  • Chintara Sukapatana: Trinh
  • Bruno Kirby: Lt. Steven Hauk
  • Robert Wuhl: Marty Lee Dreiwitz
  • T. Walsh: Sgt. Major Dickerson
  • Noble Willingham: Gen. Taylor
  • Richard Edson: Pvt. Abersold
  • Richard Portnow: Dan “The Man” Levitan
  • Floyd Vivino: Eddie Kirk
  • Juney Smith: Sergeant Phil McPherson


  • Director: Barry Levinson
  • Producer: Larry Brezner and Mark Johnson
  • Music: Alex North

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