R | | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Favorite film of screenwriter David Hwang.
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 ...
When attacking the village, the helicopters alternate from flying at high altitude to sea level several times.
There are no opening credits in the film. The title can be seen as graffiti in the Kurtz compound late in the film.
A 289min long workprint version exists. It has never been officially released but circulates as a video bootleg. The bootleg contains the following extra material not included in either the original theatrical release or the "redux" version.
English, French, Vietnamese
$118,558 19 August 1979
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