Apocalypse Now  (1979)

8.5 / 10

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Country United States

Genre Drama, War

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It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him! Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, wi...

Keywords: vietnam, jungle, green beret, battle, animal abuse

Genres: Drama, War


Marlon Brando Marlon Brando ColonelWalterE.Kurtz
Harrison Ford Harrison Ford ColonelLucas
Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen Extra(uncredited)
Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola DirectorofTVCrew(uncredited)
Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola
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Apocalypse Now Redux
Details: 2001, USA, Cert 15, 197 mins
Francis Ford Coppola
/ Drama
Summary: Coppola's director's cut of his Vietnam epic. After suffering a breakdown, Captain Willard is sent on a mission to find and kill the mysterious Colonel Kurtz who has created his own army in the jungles of Cambodia.
Dennis Hopper
, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall

Source: Guardian/Observer


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U.S. Army Captain and special operations veteran Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen), returned to Saigon since his involvement in the Vietnam War, drinks heavily and hallucinates alone in his room. One day military intelligence officers Lt. General Corman (G. D. Spradlin) and Colonel Lucas (Harrison Ford) approach him with a top-secret assignment to follow the Nung River into the remote jungle, find rogue Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) and terminate his command with extreme prejudice. Kurtz apparently went insane and now commands his own Montagnard troops inside neutral Cambodia.

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Languages: English, French, Vietnamese

Release Date: 15 Aug 1979 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Philippines See more