Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, and enters Heaven. But when he discovers that his beloved wife Annie has killed herself out of grief over the loss, he embarks on an afterlife adventure to reunite with her.
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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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Aside from Adrian Cronauer himself, none of the Military/Radio personnel depicted were actual people. According to Cronauer, the characters were drawn largely from stereotypes relating to the Military of Authority Figues, and not from those he worked with in real life. See more »
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There never has been, and probably never will be, another film which shows both sides of Williams to such a great degree.
As the wise-cracking disc-jockey, Williams shows his undisputed wild comedic talent, but the bomb scene and scenes of rural Vietnam life, truly allow Williams to such his dramatic acting ability. They look at the conflict, without getting in too deep.
A superb cast as well including Bruno Kirby and the late great J.T. Walsh gives a solid backdrop, and are beautiful foils to Williams.
Overall, a wonderful movie, add it to your collection.
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