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General Information

Poster for Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Directed by

    Barry Levinson

  • Screenplay by

    Mitch Markovitz

  • Music Composed by

    Alex North

  • Theatrical Release Date

    December 23, 1987 (limited)

    January 15, 1988 (wide)

  • DVD Release Date

    November 10, 1998 (original release)
    January 10, 2006 (special edition)

  • Blu-ray Release Date

    January 17, 2012 (25th anniversary - pre-order )

  • Production Companies

    Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners III
    Distribution Company

    Buena Vista Pictures

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Adrian Cronauer

  • Forest Whitaker

    Edward Garlick

  • Tung Thanh Tran


  • Chintara Sukapatana


  • Bruno Kirby

    Lt. Steven Hauk


Robin Williams shakes up 1965 Saigon in the role the critics agree he was born to play: irreverent, non-conformist deejay Adrian Cronauer. Imported by the Army for an early a.m. radio show, Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airways with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the latest tunes from back home. The G.I.s love him - but the top brass is outraged!


Fun Fact

Robin ad-libbed every broadcast in this film.


  • Adrian

    GOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!!! Hey, this is not a test, this is rock 'n' roll. Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ. Is that me or does it sound like an Elvis Presley movie? Viva Da Nang. Oh, viva Da Nang! Da Nang me, Da Nang me, why don't they get a rope and hang me? Hey, is it too early for being so loud? Hey, too late. It's oh-six-hundred, what's the "oh" stand for? Oh, my God, it's early!

  • Adrian

    Hey, can you tell me what's your name? "My name is Roosevelt E. Roosevelt." Roosevelt, what town are you stationed in? "I'm stationed in Poontang." Well, thank you, Roosevelt. What's the weather like out there? "It's hot! Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking." Well, tell me what it feels like. "Fool, it's hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It's damn hot! It's so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It's that hot! Do you know what I'm talking about?" What do you think it's going to be like tonight? "It's gonna be hot and wet! That's nice if you're with a lady, but ain't no good if you're in the jungle!" Thank you, Roosevelt.

  • Adrian

    Seeing as how the VP is such a VIP, should we keep the PC on the QT, 'cause if it leaks to the VC, he could end up a MIA and we'd all be put on KP.

  • Adrian

    We're talking out in the field today. Hi, what's your name? "My name's Bob Fliber!" Bob, what do you do? "I'm in the artillery!" Thank you, Bob. Listen, can we play anything for you? "Anything! Just play it loud! Okay?"

  • Adrian

    You know, I have to admit something to you. I just came from Crete with women that look like Zorba. Whoo! Thank you. "Those girls are just so pretty." Gomer, are you here in Vietnam? "Yes, I am! Surprise, surprise, surprise!" Lyndon, why did you name your daughter 'Lynda Bird'? "Because Lynda Dog would be too cruel. You know if you pick 'em up by their ears it doesn't hurt 'em as much." "Oh, you're going straight to hell for that one! Watch out, o'er there!" Here's an incredible coincidence. Ho Chi Minh, Colonel Sanders--actually the same person? You be the judge. Our lines are open. Something real special right now. We've got our traffic report out there on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. How's it going up there? "Adrian, it's not exactly well. There's a water buffalo jackknifed up there. It's not a pretty picture. There's horns everywhere. I don't know what to say. We're gonna drop a little napalm there and try 'n' cook 'im down. Have a little barbecue."

  • Adrian

    We've got a special man in the audience today right now. It's Mr. Leo. He's a fashion consultant. "Thank you, I'm just very happy to be here. I want to tell you something." What's that? "You know, this whole camouflage thing, for me, doesn't work really well." Why is that? "Because if you go in the jungle, I can't see you. You know, it's like wearing stripes and plaid. For me, I want to do something different. You go in the jungle, make a statement. If you're going to fight, clash. You know what I mean?"

  • Adrian

    Picture a man going on a journey beyond sight and sound. He's left Crete, he's entered the Demilitarized Zone. All right. Hey, what's this "demilitarized zone"? What do they mean "police actions"? Sounds like a couple of cops in Brooklyn going, "You know, she looks pretty to me." Hey, whatever it is, I like it because it gets you on your toes better than a strong cup of cappuccino. What's a demilitarized zone? Sounds like something out of 'The Wizard of OZ'. "Oh, no, don't go in there!" "Oh-wee-oh. Ho Chi Minh." Oh, look you've landed in Saigon. You're among the little people now. We represent the ARVN army. The ARVN army. Oh, no, follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. "Oh, I'll get you my pretty!" Oh, my God, it's the wicked witch of the north. It's Hanoi Hannah! "Now, little G.I., you and your little 'tune-ooh' too.!"



Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ!

The wrong man. In the wrong place. At the right time.

In 1965, military D.J. Adrian Cronauer was sent to Vietnam to build morale. His strategy: keep 'em laughing. His problem: staying out of trouble.


This title is available on:

DVD Extra Features

The following extra features can be found on the Special Edition DVD:

  • Raw Takes
  • Teaser Trailer
  • International Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Filming Info

  • Dates

    April 9, 1987 - unknown

  • Locations

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Phuket, Thailand
    Thalang, Thailand

International Release Dates

  • Australia

    April 21, 1988

  • Argentina

    May 19, 1988

  • France

    September 7, 1988

  • West Germany

    September 8, 1988

  • Finland

    September 9, 1988

  • Hong Kong

    September 15, 1988

  • UK

    September 30, 1988

  • Italy

    October 7, 1988

  • Japan

    October 15, 1988

International Titles

  • Israel

    Boker Tov Vietnam

  • Brazil

    Bom Dia Vietnã

  • Portugal

    Bom Dia, Vietname

  • Canada

    Bonjour Vietnam (French title)

  • Finland

    Hyvää huomenta, Vietnam

  • Greece

    Kalimera, Vietnam

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $123,922,370 (USA)
    N/A (international)
    $123,922,370 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    Limited: $194,308 (4 theaters)

    Wide: $11,752,913 (785 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    1,598 theaters

  • In Release

    about 24 weeks


  • Academy Awards

    Nom - 1988 - Best actor in a leading role (Robin)

  • Golden Globes

    Won - 1988 - Best performance by an actor (Robin)

  • American Comedy Awards

    Won - 1988 - Funniest Man in a Motion Picture (Robin)

  • ASCAP Award

    Won - 1988 - Top Box Office Film

  • Political Film Society

    Won - 1988 - Peace
    Won - 1988 - Special Award

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