Good Morning Vietnam
was a war comedy released in 1987. The movie
starred Robin Williams as a DJ for the Armed Forces
Radio Service in Saigon (circa 1965). The movie
also starred Forest Whitaker as Private Eddie Garlick.
The movie was well received, and not only did it do well
at the box office, but it is still considered to be one
of the funniest movies released by a number of folks.
In this movie, DJ Adrian Cronauer
(Williams) is brought to Saigon to work for the Armed
Forces radio. Adrian's superiors soon get agitated
with Cronauer for his apparent disregard for Army
guidelines for programming. However, it doesn't
take long before higher ups and G.I.'s begin to take a
liking to Adrian's humor and Rock and Roll lineup.
After nearly being
killed in a bomb explosion at a G.I. hang out, Adrian
reports the censored event and is quickly suspended from
duty. G.I.'s demand he put put on back on the air,
and eventually they persuade him to return to the
microphone. Adrian's station superiors try to get
him killed by sending him off to interview soldiers in a
dangerous area, but Adrian manages to survive, and on
his return, it is found out that one of his local
friends was a VC operative and responsible for the
bombing. Because of this, Adrian is honorably
discharged from the Army, and the movie ends with his
replacement, Garlick (Whitaker), playing a taped
"goodbye" speech from Adrian.