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, will Willard & the others be able to fulfill their mission?

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

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War/Action/Adventure/Drama · 2h 33m · 8/15/1979

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The Horror. . . The Horror. . .

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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, will Willard & the others be able to fulfill their mission?

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French, Vietnamese

Country

United States

Production Company

American Zoetrope

Budget

$31,500,000

Revenue

$104,729,466
Part Of
Cast
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Marlon Brando

Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
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Martin Sheen

Captain Benjamin L. Willard
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Robert Duvall

Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
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Frederic Forrest

Jay 'Chef' Hicks
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Sam Bottoms

Lance B. Johnson
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Laurence Fishburne

Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (as Larry Fishburne)
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Albert Hall

Chief Phillips
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Harrison Ford

Colonel Lucas
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Dennis Hopper

Photojournalist
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G.D. Spradlin

General Corman
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Jerry Ziesmer

Jerry, Civilian
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Scott Glenn

Lieutenant Richard M. Colby
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Bo Byers

MP Sergeant #1
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James Keane

Kilgore's Gunner
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Kerry Rossall

Mike from San Diego
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Ron McQueen

Injured Soldier
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Tom Mason

Supply Sergeant
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Cynthia Wood

Playmate of the Year
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Colleen Camp

Playmate, Miss May
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Linda Carpenter

Playmate
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Jack Thibeau

Soldier in Trench
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Glenn Walken

Lieutenant Carlsen
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George Cantero

Soldier with Suitcase
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Damien Leake

Machine Gunner
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Herb Rice

Roach
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William Upton

Spotter
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Larry Carney

MP Sergeant #2
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Marc Coppola

AFRS Announcer
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Daniel Kiewit

Major from New Jersey
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Father Elias

Catholic Priest
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Bill Graham

Agent
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Hattie James

Mrs. Miller, Clean's Mother (voice)
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Jerry Ross

Johnny from Malibu / Mike from San Diego
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Dick White

Helicopter Pilot
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Christian Marquand

Hubert de Marais (Redux version only)
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Aurore Clément

Roxanne Sarrault (Redux version only)
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Michel Pitton

Philippe de Marais (Redux version only)
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Franck Villard

Gaston de Marais (Redux version only)
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David Olivier

Christian de Marais (Redux version only)
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Chrystel Le Pelletier

Claudine (Redux version only)
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Robert Julian

The Tutor (Redux version only)
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Yvon LeSeaux

Sergeant Le Fevre (Redux version only)
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Roman Coppola

Francis de Marais (Redux version only)
Person Photo

Gian-Carlo Coppola

Gilles de Marais (Redux version only)
Person Photo

Henri Sadardeil

French Soldier #1 (Redux version only) (as Henri Sadardiel)
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Gilbert Renkens

French Soldier #2 (Redux version only)
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Don Gordon Bell

Soldier (uncredited)
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Francis Ford Coppola

Director of TV Crew (uncredited)
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R. Lee Ermey

Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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Jim Gaines

Extra (uncredited)
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Evan A. Lottman

Soldier (uncredited)
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Nick Nicholson

Soldier (uncredited)
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Linn Phillips III

Guitarist in Band (uncredited)
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Pierre Segui

French Soldier (Redux version only) (uncredited)
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Vittorio Storaro

TV Photographer (uncredited)
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Henry Strzalkowski

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Lonnie <Lono> Woodley

Helicopter Skid Marine (uncredited)
Crew
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Francis Ford Coppola

Writer
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Francis Ford Coppola

Director
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John Milius

Writer
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