Good Morning, Vietnam Turns 35

Good Morning, Vietnam starred the late Robin Williams.

Robin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam was released thirty-five years ago today. The comedy starring Robin Williams hit theaters on December 23rd, 1987. Set in Saigon in 1965, Williams plays a radio D.J. on Armed Forces Radio Service. He would win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Forest Whitaker costars in one of the best comedies in history. It had a box-office total of $123,922,370


Radio funnyman Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the soldiers’ lives. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson (J.T. Walsh), with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer’s broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh (Chintara Sukapatana), who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

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