Good Morning Vietnam (special Edition

Directed By: Barry Levinson Starring: Robin Williams

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by Cathy on 2/11/2015

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Product Overview

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!

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40724365
UPC 786936239928
UPC 14 00786936239928
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2006
Rating Rating
Keywords
Military
Personal Triumph
Theatrical Release
Vietnam
Vietnam War
War
Editors Note
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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Good morning, Vietnam!"--Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) to radio audience
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
Directors
Barry Levinson
Actors
Robin Williams
Cast & Crew
Alex North - Original Music By
Barry Levinson - Director
Bruno Kirby - Actor
Forest Whitaker - Actor
Mark Johnson, et al. - Producer
Mitch Markowitz - Writer
Peter Sova - Director of Photography
Robin Williams - Actor
Roy Walker - Production Designer
Stu Linder - Editor
Tung Thanh Tran - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1987
Catalog ID 3517203
UPC 00786936239928
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 121 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1988) Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor
Golden Globe (1988) Robin Williams, Winner, Best Actor
British Academy Awards (1988) Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor,Bill Phillips, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner The first movie to simultaneously contain Robin Williams and set him free.
Siskel & Ebert ...a superb performance by Robin Williams. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

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