Good Morning, Vietnam


(out of 5)

 rules this film with his alternately hilarious, witty and touching performance. He plays Adrien Cronauer, a real-life radio host who starts broadcasting from Saigon in 1965 for the armed forces and uses anti-establishment humour and banned music to connect with his listeners. Naturally, the government doesn’t appreciate his guerrilla techniques on the airwaves, and when he starts to announce news bulletins without going through his rigorous censors, he immediately has heat come right down upon him from upstairs. Though the overly romantic off-air antics of the character reek of studio executive interference, the radio monologues (many of them improvised by Williams) are priceless and make the film as memorable as it is.

Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners III

USA, 1987

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1987

Golden Globe Awards 1987


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