Clunky, disjointed and dated, but the sharp writing largely saves it.
almost 5 years
Williams is excellent, non-conformist & couldn't possibly have been entirely scripted. :)
over 5 years
This movie can switch gears from funny to dramatic in an instant. Wonderful movie though.
almost 7 years
saw it with a mate in the cinema when it came out, who later saw Williams in Afghanistan
almost 7 years
More a showcase for Robin Williams than anything else, still pretty entertaining.
Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy-drama film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer, 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 film was written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson.
Most of Williams' humorous radio broadcasts were improvised. Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film is number 100 on "AFI's 100 Years…100 Laughs."
In 1965, Airman Second Class Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams), of the United States Air Force, arrives in Saigon from Crete to work as a DJ for the Armed Forces Radio Service. Cronauer's irreverence contrasts sharply with many staff members and soon rouses the ire of two of his superiors, Second Lieutenant Steven Hauk (Bruno Kirby) and Sergeant Major Dickerson (J. T. Walsh). Hauk adheres to...