Good Morning, Vietnam [25th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1987]

  • SKU: 4004094
  • Release Date: 01/17/2012
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (254 out of 256)

Special Features


  • Production diary
  • Raw monologues
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original theatrical teaser trailer

Synopsis


Good Morning, Vietnam
The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud "Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam," playing whatever records tickle his fancy (even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors), and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy. Cronauer's immediate superior Lt. Hauk (Bruno Kirby), whose own notions of humor are puerile and pathetic, jealously attempts to dethrone Vietnam's favorite rock jock. Fortunately, Cronauer's popularity is such that he enjoys the full protection of the higher-ups. But when Cronauer, after experiencing the horrors of war first-hand, insists upon telling his listeners the truth instead of the official government line, he is instantly replaced by the unfunny Hauk and must struggle to get back on the air. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Adrian Cronauer
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Edward Garlick
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    Tung Thanh Tran - Tuan
  • Chintara Sukapatana
    Chintara Sukapatana - Trinh
  • Bruno Kirby
    Bruno Kirby - Lt. Steven Hauk



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 256 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Story that needs to be viewed.

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    CWLW
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    Adrion Cronauer's program style at the Saigon Armed Forces Radio Station in 1965 really connected with the troops and he was a definite morale booster – he really made the station sound like a “stateside” radio station. Robin Williams really keeps himself busy cracking jokes during the entire length of the moving-picture. The story is entertaining and it caught the essence of the innocence of the U.S.’s early initial involvement in the countries geopolitical affairs. There were two memories we all brought back from Vietnam and this highly entertaining movie brought back the good-fond side of the box that’s filled with positive memorable thoughts – the other side of the box, the one we don’t open remained shut and hopefully it will remain that way

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 60's retro

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    Dino
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    I didn't see this movie when it was released in theaters. It was wonderful to see the late Robin Williams in a military-based comedy. Since I'm a vet and was stationed in Korea where the only American radio we had came from AFKN, I could relate to the importance the radio and Stars & Stripes had in connecting GI's back to the U.S. when we were so far away from home. It was nice seeing how some of the career soldiers in the military tried to be so strict with regular Joes just making the best of a bad situation with the goal of returning home to our loved ones. The movie was very-well done and entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Madness in a Hurricane

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    DennisR
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    How does one describe any comic movie made by the late Robin Williams other than madness in a hurricane. While portions of this movie may appears to be 'over the top" for the younger crowd they need to remember there was a war on in Vietnam and young, U.S. soldiers were living and dying there. It was the voice of the Army radio DJ's that provided a tie to home, comic relief and news. The quality of the digital transfer is superior.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comedy from a very dark time in US history

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    bowes
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    Good Morning, Vietnam, amazingly finds humor in the American quagmire in Southeast Asia. Its success is largely due to the comic genius of Robin Williams in one of his greatest roles as an Army radio DJ, as he improvises much of his "on-air" performance and shows his acting brilliance in the scripted dialog. He struggles and ultimately finds humor with which to provide comfort and relief for his fellow soldiers. A great movie in every respect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    MovieJunkie
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    Everyone knows Robin Williams is one of the greatest actors in cinema. He has done comedy, drama, some action, such a wide range of talent. Films like Moscow on the Hudson, The Fisher King, Popeye, and a boat load of other. Good Morning Vietnam is a highlight of his comedic talent, raw, witty, and emotional. Based on a true story makes the film even better. Williams will go down with the greats in cinema history!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Robin Williams Classic

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    Buddy05
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    Good Morning Vietnam is a classic movie that showed how incredibly talented Robin Williams was. He is superb as is the supporting cast. For those of us who came of age during the Viet Nam War, it's a historical benchmark for that time in our history. The video transfer is so so and the audio is OK but considering that the movie was released in 1987 that's not unexpected. Still, this is one that should be in your collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Robin Williams was made for this role....

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    moviefanatic
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    On a military radio station in a war zone, Robin Williams, in the role of an Army DJ, has the opportunity, and does play the role to the hilt, as he literally plays himself. The conflict with his superiors' admonitions to 'tone it down' and his desire to entertain the troops to help them forget where they are for a few moments, creates the perfect battleground for his comic brilliance.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Lisa
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    One of Robin Williams' best performances. His funny, irreverent portrayal of an Air Force DJ at an Army command during the Vietnam war is top notch. It is both hilariously funny and deeply touching. This is NOT a movie for younger kids, but it is a good movie for parents to watch with their older kids to open conversations about war and that important era in history.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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