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.
The scene in the beginning, where Willard is moving around chaotically in his underwear and eventually punches the mirror, was filmed on Martin Sheen's 36th birthday.
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 ...
In the opening scene when Willard is in his apartment, before he punches the mirror there is already a blood stain on his sheets.
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) (5 August 2001)
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