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.
John Milius explained how he had come up with the title "Apocalypse Now". Apparently, this was derived from, at that time (1965), a very popular tattoo amongst the hippie community of a peace sign that said "Nirvana Now". Milius, by adding just a couple of ... ...
Saigon... shit; I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle.
Willard (voice-over): When I was home after my first tour, it was worse.
Willard (voice-over): I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a ...
Lt Col Kilgore names off the four of diamonds twice.
"All right, let's see what we have. Two of spades. Three of spades. Four of diamonds, six of clubs...there isn't one worth a jack in the whole bunch. Four of diamonds..."
His deck of cards may be a random collection of cards with some duplicates and not a conventional deck. This would be especially likely if he did the "card calling" thing on fallen soldiers often, which his doing it here implies.
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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