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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


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



Production Companies

United Artists
Zoetrope Studios


Martin Sheen (as Captain Benjamin L. Willard)
Marlon Brando (as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz)
Robert Duvall (as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore)
Frederic Forrest (as Jay 'Chef' Hicks)
Sam Bottoms (as Lance B. Johnson)
Laurence Fishburne (as Tyrone 'Clean' Miller)
Albert Hall (as Chief Phillips)
Harrison Ford (as Colonel Lucas)
Dennis Hopper (as Photojournalist)
G. D. Spradlin (as General Corman)
Jerry Ziesmer (as Jerry, Civilian)
Scott Glenn (as Lieutenant Richard M. Colby)
Kerry Rossall (as Mike from San Diego)
Colleen Camp (as Miss May)
Cynthia Wood (as Playmate of the Year)
Linda Carpenter (as Playmate)
Jack Thibeau (as Soldier in Trench)
Tom Mason (as Supply Sergeant)
Damien Leake (as Machine Gunner)
Marc Coppola (as AFRS Announcer)
Glenn Walken (as Lieutenant Carlsen)
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)