Summary: Robin Williams uses his standup comedy energy to craft a role that balances humor and heartfelt emotion in a film that is a lighthearted take on war life outside of combat. It isn't as blackhearted or anti-war as M.A.S.H., but Williams' fearless performance elevates the film's sometimes sappy script.
Summary: Williams is hysterical as the non-conforming military DJ. His on- and off-air dialog is so funny. I always wonder how much is ad-libbed. Bruno Kirby is also fantastic as the wants-to-be-funny-but-just-isn't officer. It's not all laughs though as Williams is faced with the realities of war -- death, violence, censorship, and betrayal.
Summary: While there are other, better films that deal with Vietnam, this is none-the-less a good entry into the war genre. Robin Williams does some of the best ad-libbing ever put to film, while the story goes much deeper than you would think.