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Apocalypse Now


15 Aug 1979

2 hr 27 min

Drama, War

This is the end...
At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Languages: Khmer, English, French, Vietnamese
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 32 nominations.
Budget: $32M


Francis Ford Coppola (Producer)
Tom Sternberg (Co-Producer)
Mona Skager (Associate Producer)
Eddie Romero (Associate Producer)
John Ashley (Associate Producer)
Fred Roos (Co-Producer)
Gray Frederickson (Co-Producer)



Production Companies

United Artists
Zoetrope Studios


Marlon Brando (as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz)
Robert Duvall (as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore)
Martin Sheen (as Captain Benjamin L. Willard)
Frederic Forrest (as Jay 'Chef' Hicks)
Albert Hall (as Chief Phillips)
Sam Bottoms (as Lance B. Johnson)
Laurence Fishburne (as Tyrone 'Clean' Miller)
Dennis Hopper (as Photojournalist)
G. D. Spradlin (as General Corman)
Harrison Ford (as Colonel Lucas)
Jerry Ziesmer (as Jerry, Civilian)
Scott Glenn (as Lieutenant Richard M. Colby)
Kerry Rossall (as Mike from San Diego)
Tom Mason (as Supply Sergeant)
Cynthia Wood (as Playmate of the Year)
Colleen Camp (as Miss May)
Linda Carpenter (as Playmate)
Jack Thibeau (as Soldier in Trench)
Glenn Walken (as Lieutenant Carlsen)
Damien Leake (as Machine Gunner)
Marc Coppola (as AFRS Announcer)
Bill Graham (as Agent)
Jerry Ross (as Johnny from Malibu · Mike from San Diego)
Nick Nicholson (as Soldier (uncredited))
R. Lee Ermey (as Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited))
Jim Gaines (as Extra (uncredited))
Charlie Sheen (as Extra (uncredited))
Francis Ford Coppola (as Director of TV Crew (uncredited))
Aurore Clément (as Roxanne Sarrault)
G.D. Spradlin (as General Corman)