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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)


Robin Williams
Forest Whitaker

Directed by Barry Levinson

Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 war comedy movie set in Saigon 1965 during the Vietnam War. The radio phrase, “Good Morning, Vietnam” sticks with you and the radio show is one you will listen to with excitement and joy as you watch Robin marvel the mic with silky smooth talks that will make you wish you can do the same.
The movie plot is loosely based on the experiences of AFRS radio DJ Adrian Cronauer.

It stands out as a wonderful comedy and a thrilling war drama and Williams chaotic comic relief during a disastrous war is something you have to see to appreciate.

His character acts on impulse, meeting everything head on and making you wish you can meet the real Adrian Cronauer because if he really acts as Williams portrayed him, then he must be a cool guy. If not, then I bet he wishes he is just as cool as Robin makes him to be. Not only does the movie boast of Williams mastery, it is filled with a wonderful cast too.

The movie plot is about a radio station based in Saigon, Vietnam where the American soldiers can tune in and catch up with what is going on around the globe and from home.

Airman Adrian Cronauer was brought in to host a comedy segment in the radio station daily broadcast, a task he was born to do.
Adrian not only delivered a memorable performance, but he made even some of his superiors jealous with the way he acts, as Adrian is care free, loud and quick with comebacks. He was a source of inspiration to the men in the fields, inspiring them and give them something they were not used to.

Adrian also made friends with the local, which was frowned on by some of the other soldiers, and his friendship although nice may actually be his down fall.

Here is a movie showcasing the late Robin Williams at his best as he host a radio show which most of it were improvised. Robin Williams gained numerous accolades for the movie, including a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a leading role and nominations for Best Actor in The Academy Awards and BAFTA.

The movie is rated 100 in the AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs, and it was a critical and commercial success, making over $123 million from a $13 million production budget. This is one of the best of the late Robin Williams, and if you have not seen it, you should.


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