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Format: DVD
Sku: 40724365
UPC: 786936239928
UPC 14: 00786936239928
Sales Rank: 157
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Academy Award winner Robin Williams shakes up 1965 Siagon in the role the critics agree he was born to play--irreverent, nonconformist deejay Adrian Cronauer. Imported by the Army for an early a.m. radio show, Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him--but the brass is up in arms! Riddled with sidesplitting comic bombshells and studded with hot '60s hits, the film depicts Cronauer's raucuous Saigon adventures amid a world gone mad. Good Morning Vietnam is a direct hit--the classic Robin Williams comedy!

"The first movie to simultaneously contain Robin Williams and set him free.  Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"...a superb performance by Robin Williams. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.  Siskel & Ebert

Editor's Note
Set in 1965; Produced and released in 1987.

In GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, which is based on a true story, Cronauer (Robin Williams) is a nonconformist with a wicked sense of humor who is transferred from Crete to Saigon. Outrageous and over the top, Cronauer speaks in accents, creates characters, pokes fun at everyone--including the President--and spins banned rock and roll tunes. While his antics amuse the masses, they also put him in hot water with his superior officers, particularly Lt. Steven Hauk (Bruno Kirby), who would prefer that the radio show be censored, sanitized, and completely noncontroversial. Cronauer takes his show outside the radio station when he starts to teach Vietnamese locals English in an effort to meet pretty, demure Trinh (Chintara Sukapatana). He befriends Trinh's brother, Tuan (Tung Thanh Tran), who becomes an unlikely comrade in uncertain times. Directed by Barry Levinson (DINER, AVALON), the film features a tour-de-force performance from Williams, who improvised much of the comedy used in the radio shows, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/1/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 121 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1987
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3517203
Video UPC UPC: 00786936239928
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bruno Kirby
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker
Video Cast Info Robin Williams
Video Cast Info Tung Thanh Tran
Video Cast Info Alex North - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Barry Levinson - Director
Video Cast Info Mark Johnson, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Mitch Markowitz - Writer
Video Cast Info Peter Sova - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Roy Walker - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Stu Linder - Editor

Awards


Oscar (1988)
   Video Award Name Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor

Golden Globe (1988)
Video Award Name Robin Williams, Winner, Best Actor

British Academy Awards (1988)
   Video Award Name Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Bill Phillips, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound

Memorable Quotes

"Good morning, Vietnam!"----Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) to radio audience

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...Williams is an extraordinary performer..." 06/01/1988 p.212

New York Times
"...Exceptionally strong....Williams's performance, though it's full of uproarious comedy, is the work of an accomplished actor. GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM is one man's tour de force..." 12/23/1987 p.C11

Entertainment Weekly
Rating: B 09/06/1996 p.83

Variety
"...GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM is pure Robin Williams vehicle and gives the performer his best chance yet to display his manic talent on screen. It's an impressive act..." 12/23/1987

Los Angeles Times
"...Williams at the mike is like a man possessed, purified, liberated. Startling chains of ideas and wild leaps of imagery pour out of him..." 12/25/1987 p.C1

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
What is inspired about Good Morning, Vietnam, which contains far and away the best work Williams has ever done in a movie, is that his own tactics are turned against him. The director, Barry Levinson, has created a character who is a stand-up comic - he's a fast-talking disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War, directing a nonstop monologue at the microphone. There is absolutely no biographical information about this character. We don't know where he comes from, what he did before the war, whether he has ever been married, what his dreams are, what he's afraid of. Everything in his world is reduced to material for his program. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Williams,Robin
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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