R | | Drama, War
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.
Director Francis Ford Coppola believed that Marlon Brando was familiar with Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness," the novel Apocalypse Now (1979) is based on. When Brando arrived on set, Coppola was horrified to find that Brando had never read "Heart of Darkness," did not know his lines, and had... ...
Saigon... shit; I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle.
Willard: When I was home after my first tour, it was worse.
Willard: I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a ...
On the back cover of almost all VHS and DVD releases of this film, Willard's rank is incorrectly listed as Lieutenant instead of Captain.
There are no opening credits in the film. The title can be seen as graffiti in the Kurtz compound late in the film.
English, French, Vietnamese
$96,992 (USA) (3 August 2001)
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