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Release Date:
6 December 1991 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The magic and madness of making "Apocalypse Now"
Plot:
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
fascinating stuff See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (as Francis Coppola)
Eleanor Coppola ... Herself

Orson Welles ... Himself - from 1938 radio broadcast (archive footage) (voice)

John Milius ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself
Tom Sternberg ... Himself

Sam Bottoms ... Himself

Albert Hall ... Himself

Frederic Forrest ... Himself (as Fred Forrest)

Laurence Fishburne ... Himself (as Larry Fishburne)

Gia Coppola ... Herself (as Gia)

Roman Coppola ... Himself (as Roman)

Sofia Coppola ... Herself (as Sofia)
Dean Tavoularis ... Himself
Fred Roos ... Himself

Martin Sheen ... Himself

Vittorio Storaro ... Himself

Robert Duvall ... Himself
Rona Barrett ... Herself (archive footage)
Tom Snyder ... Himself (archive footage)
Monty Cox ... Himself

Doug Claybourne ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself

Marlon Brando ... Himself

Directed by
Fax Bahr 
George Hickenlooper 
Eleanor Coppola (documentary footage)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fax Bahr 
George Hickenlooper 

Produced by
Doug Claybourne .... executive producer
Michael Doqui .... supervising producer: ZM
Fred Fuchs .... supervising producer: Zoetrope
Les Mayfield .... producer
Fred Roos .... executive producer
George Zaloom .... producer
 
Original Music by
Todd Boekelheide 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Greer 
Jay Miracle 
 
Production Management
Thomas Dugan .... post-production supervisor (as Thomas C. Dugan)
Steven Hewitt .... executive in charge of production
Leslie Jett .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Peter Bettendorff .... sound mixer: USA (as Peter Bettendorf)
Larry Carney .... sound mixer: Philippines
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer: USA (as Bob Gravenor)
Wm. Grimes .... sound mixer: USA
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Hawk .... sound mixer: USA
Richard Mortillaro .... sound mixer: USA (as Rich Mortillaro)
Craig M. Otte .... sound effects editor
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Troy Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Risner .... sound editor
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor (as Burton M. Weinstein)
Richard Hymns .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bahara .... assistant camera
Les Blank .... camera operator: USA
Larry Carney .... camera operator: Philippines
Eleanor Coppola .... camera operator: Philippines
Shana Hagan .... camera operator: USA
John M. Heller .... camera operator: USA (as John Heller)
Igor Meglic .... camera operator: USA
Bill Neil .... camera operator: Philippines
Kevin O'Brien .... camera operator: USA
Andrew Parke .... assistant camera
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator: Philippines (as Doug Ryan)
Steven Wacks .... camera operator: USA (as Steve Wacks)
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Bank .... post-production assistant
Jackie Cole .... negative cutter
Syd Cole .... negative cutter
Grady Cooper .... post-production assistant
Daniel Gillett .... post-production coordinator
Wm. Grimes .... second assistant editor
Shana Hagan .... assistant editor
T.J. LaManna .... post-production coordinator
Kevin Lillestol .... post-production coordinator
David March .... apprentice editor
John Pace .... post-production coordinator
Walter Rose .... color timer
 
Music Department
Evan Greenspan .... music clearance
Brian Risner .... music prelay mixer
 
Other crew
Kary Antholis .... business affairs
Paul Bernhard .... additional interviews
Denise Gigante .... research
Toby Reisz .... additional interviews
Marie Snyder .... research
 

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Rated R for language
Runtime:
96 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Fragments of Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "Hearts of Darkness" are used as a narrative device of the documentary.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the end credits for musical listings under the Doors song The End, Elektra (Records) is misspelled (as "Electra.")See more »
Quotes:
Francis Ford Coppola:I'm sure I have missed a whole bunch of opportunities and I am going to miss others, but I caught a lot of them too. In the end it's about how many I catch, not how many I lose.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The EndSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
fascinating stuff, 24 August 2002
Author: General_Cromwell from somewhere in england

Best documentary about the making of a film ever. This is fascinating stuff. Scary,funny,and always compelling, watching this you wonder how the film ever got finished. All the main actors contribute interviews for the film, (except Brando of course)and all are quite revealing. There's also contributions from George Lucas and John Milius. Some of Milius's anecdotes are highly amusing, and we get to hear excerpts from his original screenplay, a lot of which was never used, unfortunately. Some amazing footage shot by coppolla's wife include, Martin Sheen drunk and dangerous on set, Coppolla trying to get an obviously high Dennis Hopper to remember his lines, and poor Coppolla trying to shoot the ending with an uncooperative Brando selfishly wanting to do everything his way,and get paid millions for the privilege! If you are a fan of Apocalypse Now or even if you have an interest in cinema, this is a must see.

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