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Good morning, Vietnam

6.7
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Original title
Good morning, Vietnam
Year
Running time
121 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Mitch Markowitz
Music
Alex North
Cinematography
Peter Sova
Cast
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Producer
Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners III
Genre
War. Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Vietnam War. Radio
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1987: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Robin Williams)
1987: Golden Globes: Best Actor Comedy (Robin Williams)
1988: BAFTA Awards: Nominated Best Actor (Robin Williams) and Best Sound
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