Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (... See full summary »
A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio. Written by
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Robin Williams's portrayal of Adrian Cronauer has led to confusion as to the beliefs of the real Cronauer. Cronauer has said that the film is about 45 percent accurate, according to a biography on Robin Williams. Cronauer has said that the film misrepresented him to make him seem anti-war, when he was, in his own words, "anti-stupidity". In fact, today Cronauer - who is now a lawyer - remains an active Republican and was a vice-chairman of the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. Furthermore, Cronauer has also said that if he'd done half the things Williams did in the film, he would've been court-martialed and sent to Fort Leavenworth. See more »
Right before the restaurant explosion, you see a couple enter through the front door, but if you keep looking, you can clearly see both running right before the door closes. See more »
Mayday! Mayday! Dragon-Lady with incredible figure at 11 o'clock! Stop the car.
I can't do that, sir.
Aw, Edward, you don't understand. I've been on a small Greek island with a lot of women who look like Zorba, I never thought I'd find women attractive ever again. And now that I do, you won't even turn the car around? Thanks a lot.
You have a very important meeting with the top brass...
-Oh, there she is again! How did she get ahead of us?
That's another person, sir.
She's beautiful and quick. ...
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Vietnam without a doubt was a dark period in our history.Any comedy
film surrounding Vietnam would indeed have to be done delicately.This
movie pulls it off.What amazes me most about the film is the flawless,
improvisational radio dialog from Robin Williams.This,as most of you
may know,was completely unscripted to allow Williams an opportunity to
work his magic.Also,it had to be timely,for the movie is,of course,set
in 1965.The fact that he was able to do this is nothing short of
amazing.The supporting cast was also incredible,with great performances
by Forrest Whitaker,Bruno Kirby,and the late J.T.Walsh as "Sergeant
Major Dickerson",the man you love to hate.Although some of the horror
that was Vietnam is here,it's only giving you a taste of it,as it
concentrates more on the Williams character's quest to make our beloved
soldiers forget their horror,at least for a while.Highly recommended.
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