Cinema: Motormouth In Saigon GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM

Directed by Barry Levinson Screenplay by Mitch Markowitz

Adrian Cronauer is a military misfit. As protagonist of the first major service comedy about Viet Nam -- and what sometimes seems to be the last, dead-on surreal word on the subject -- he appears in Saigon in 1965 out of uniform and out of step with army manners, protocol and discipline. An irrepressibly irreverent motormouth, he is unable to fit the format of Armed Forces Radio (basically hygiene lectures and Mantovani records), where he is the new disk jockey.

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