Swearing, Drugs and Ethnic Stereotypes: Why the US Military Rejected Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam is perhaps the most popular Vietnam war film ever made. Loosely based on the real life experiences of Army Forces Radio Service DJ Adrian Cronauer it takes a sideways look at the war that is often sardonic and satirical. The US military's file on the movie reveals the various reasons it was rejected for military support - ranging from swearing and soldiers smoking marijuana to special operations troops scalping the enemy. The Army said that a 'total rewrite' was needed for them to reconsider.()
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Tom Secker

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