20 Cult Favorite Movies That Were Supposed To Be TV Shows First

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Good Morning Vietnam

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Robin William’s 1987 war comedy was first pitched as an autobiographical sitcom by Adrian Cronauer, a former AFRS DJ, but networks were put off by the concept of using war as comedic fodder despite the success of the dramady M*A*S*H* that aired from 1972 to 1983. Adrian decided to revamp it as a TV movie of the week, which Robin took a shine to and eventually helped shepard it into the feature film that would provide his first Academy Award nomination.

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