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.
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 (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 ...
The Chief's eyes are open/closed between collapsing after getting hit with the spear, and attacking Willard.
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.
Collection Musee de l'homme
Zoetrope Music Company
English, French, Vietnamese
$96,992 (USA) (5 August 2001)
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