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Apocalypse Now ()


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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.

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Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
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Captain Benjamin L. Willard
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Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
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Jay 'Chef' Hicks
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Lance B. Johnson
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Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (as Larry Fishburne)
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Chief Phillips
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Colonel Lucas
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Photojournalist
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General R. Corman
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Jerry, Civilian
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Lieutenant Richard M. Colby
Bo Byers ...
MP Sergeant #1
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Kilgore's Gunner
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Mike from San Diego
Ron McQueen ...
Injured Soldier
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Supply Sergeant
Cynthia Wood ...
Playmate of the Year
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Playmate, Miss May
Linda Carpenter ...
Playmate
Jack Thibeau ...
Soldier in Trench
Glenn Walken ...
Lieutenant Carlsen
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Soldier with Suitcase
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Machine Gunner
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Roach
William Upton ...
Spotter
Larry Carney ...
MP Sergeant #2
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AFRS Announcer
Daniel Kiewit ...
Major from New Jersey
Father Elias ...
Catholic Priest
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Agent
Hattie Bell ...
Mrs. Miller, Clean's Mother (voice) (as Hattie James)
Jerry Ross ...
Johnny from Malibu / Mike from San Diego
Dick White ...
Helicopter Pilot
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Hubert de Marais (Redux version only)
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Roxanne Sarrault (Redux version only)
Michel Pitton ...
Philippe de Marais (Redux version only)
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Gaston de Marais (Redux version only) (as Franck Villard)
David Olivier ...
Christian de Marais (Redux version only)
Chrystel Le Pelletier ...
Claudine (Redux version only)
Robert Julian ...
The Tutor (Redux version only)
Yvon LeSeaux ...
Sergeant Le Fevre (Redux version only)
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Francis de Marais (Redux version only)
Gian-Carlo Coppola ...
Gilles de Marais (Redux version only)
Henri Sadardeil ...
French Soldier #1 (Redux version only) (as Henri Sadardiel)
Gilbert Renkens ...
French Soldier #2 (Redux version only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Director of TV Crew (uncredited)
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Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Narration) (uncredited) (voice)
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Soldier Clinging to Helicopter (uncredited)
Jim Gaines ...
Extra (uncredited)
Evan A. Lottman ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Nick Nicholson ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Linn Phillips III ...
Guitarist in Band (uncredited)
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Soldier with Colby (uncredited)
Sebastián Roque ...
Tribal Child (uncredited)
Pierre Segui ...
French Soldier (Redux version only) (uncredited)
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TV Photographer (uncredited)
Henry Strzalkowski ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Lonnie 'Lono' Woodley ...
Helicopter Skid Marine (uncredited)

Directed by

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Francis Ford Coppola ... (as Francis Coppola)

Written by

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John Milius ... (written by) and
Francis Ford Coppola ... (written by) (as Francis Coppola)
 
Michael Herr ... (narration)
 
Joseph Conrad ... (novella "Heart of Darkness") (uncredited)

Produced by

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John Ashley ... associate producer
Kim Aubry ... producer (version "Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)")
Francis Ford Coppola ... producer (as Francis Coppola)
Gray Frederickson ... co-producer
Shannon Lail ... co-producer (version "Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)")
Eddie Romero ... associate producer
Fred Roos ... co-producer
Mona Skager ... associate producer
Tom Sternberg ... co-producer

Music by

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Carmine Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola ... (as Francis Coppola)

Cinematography by

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Vittorio Storaro ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Lisa Fruchtman
Gerald B. Greenberg
Walter Murch

Editorial Department

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Susan Arnold ... apprentice film editor
George Berndt ... associate editor
Jay Boekelheide ... assistant film editor
Richard Candib ... assistant film editor
Doug Claybourne ... post-production coordinator
Arthur Coburn ... assistant film editor
Sean Cullen ... assistant editor: avid (Redux version: 2001)
Rudi Fehr ... foreign post-production coordinator
Ken Fischer ... assistant film editor (as Ken Fisher)
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Michael Jacobi ... first assistant film editor
Michael Kirchberger ... assistant film editor
Evan A. Lottman ... additional editor (as Evan Lottman)
Barry Malkin ... additional editor (as Blackie Malkin)
Barbara Marks ... post-production coordinator
Richard Marks ... supervising editor
Walter Slater Murch ... assistant film editor
Ernesto Novelli ... supervising color technician
Jerry Ross ... assistant film editor
Larry Rovetti ... supervising color technician
Stephen Semel ... assistant film editor (as Steve Semel)
Tracey Smith ... assistant film editor
Daniel R. Suhart ... post-production assistant: Fred Roos (uncredited)

Casting By

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Terry Liebling
Vic Ramos

Production Design by

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Dean Tavoularis

Art Direction by

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Angelo P. Graham ... (as Angelo Graham)

Set Decoration by

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George R. Nelson

Makeup Department

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Fred C. Blau Jr. ... makeup artist
Jack H. Young ... makeup artist (as Jack Young)

Production Management

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Leon Chooluck ... production manager
Barrie M. Osborne ... production manager (as Barrie Osborne)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Brandt ... additional assistant director
Larry Franco ... second assistant director (as Larry J. Franco)
Jerry Ziesmer ... assistant director

Art Department

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James B. Casey ... sculptor (as James Casey)
Roger Dietz ... set artist
Gary Fettis ... leadman
Willie E. Hunter ... assistant property master
John La Salandra ... construction coordinator (as John LaSalandra)
Douglas E. Madison ... property master (as Doug Madison)
James J. Murakami ... assistant art director (as James Murakami)
Thomas L. Roysden ... assistant property master (as Tom Roysden)
Robert Scaife ... construction foreman (as Bob Scaife)
Tom Shaw Jr. ... assistant property master (as Tom Shaw)
Alex Tavoularis ... production illustrator
Matt Tomich ... assistant property master
Thomas J. Wright ... production illustrator (as Thomas A. Wright)
Francisco Balangue ... construction manager (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster designer (uncredited)
Lance Lombardo ... property (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard Beggs ... re-recordist
David Bell ... sound intern: redux version 2001
Louis Benioff ... apprentice sound editor
Mark Berger ... re-recordist
George Berndt ... adr editor: redux version
Jim Borgardt ... dialogue editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Nathan Boxer ... production sound recordist
Richard P. Cirincione ... supervising sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Joanne D'Antonio ... dialog editor
Dave Davis ... assistant sound editor (as Dave Davies)
Ethan Derner ... assistant sound editor: redux version 2001
Barbara Ellis ... apprentice sound editor
Rob Fruchtman ... apprentice sound editor
Doug Hemphill ... mix recordist
Jephrey Hetz ... apprentice sound editor
Leslie Hodgson ... sound editor
Tim Holland ... assistant sound editor
Pete Horner ... sound editor: Redux version 2001
Pat Jackson ... sound editor
Jack C. Jacobsen ... production sound recordist (as Jack Jacobsen)
Michael Kirchberger ... supervising sound editor: redux version 2001
Kyrsten Mate ... sound effects editor: Redux version (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Barbara McBane ... assistant sound editor
Jay Miracle ... sound editor
Jeremy Molod ... foley editor: redux version
Everett Moore ... apprentice sound editor
Walter Murch ... Sound Montage and Design / re-recordist
John Nutt ... dialogue editor
Maurice Schell ... sound editor
Thomas Scott ... re-recordist
Leslie Shatz ... dialogue editor
Brian Slack ... adr mixer
Erich Stratmann ... assistant sound editor: redux version 2001 (as Erich Stratman)
Dale Strumpell ... re-recordist
Randy Thom ... post production recordist
Dennie Thorpe ... apprentice sound editor (as Denise Thorpe)
Jeff Watts ... apprentice sound editor
Nina Wax ... assistant sound editor
Les Wiggins ... sound editor
Karen G. Wilson ... assistant sound editor (as Karen Wilson)
James Allen ... re-recordist (uncredited)
Steve Bartlett ... sound (uncredited)
Cliff Latimer ... sound department assistant (uncredited)
Kitty Malone ... foley artist (uncredited)
Michael S. Murphey ... foley artist (uncredited)
Philip Rogers ... sound remastering of orig 6 track magnetic sound elements (uncredited)
Randy Thom ... sound effects recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Eddie Ayay ... special effects
Mario Carmona ... special effects
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh ... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Gerald Endler ... special effects (as Jerry Endler)
A.D. Flowers ... special effects coordinator
John Fraser ... special effects
Richard O. Helmer ... special effects (as Richard Helmer)
Rudy Liszczak ... special effects
Joe Lombardi ... special effects coordinator (as Joseph Lombardi)
Ted Martin ... special effects
David St. Ana ... special effects
John Frazier ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Joe Benoit ... optical coordinator: Modern Film Effects
Skip Watt ... optical coordinator: Modern Film Effects

Stunts

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Steve Boyum ... stunts
Joe Finnegan ... stunts
Larry Holt ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator (as Terry J. Leonard)
Kerry Rossall ... stunts (as Kerry Rossal)
Chuck Waters ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Giuseppe Alberti ... assistant camera
Luigi Bernardini ... assistant camera (as Rino Bernardini)
Stephen H. Burum ... director of photography: second unit
David L. Butler ... aerial camera operator (as David Butler)
Rogilio De La Rama ... assistant camera
Caleb Deschanel ... director of photography: insert
Luciano Galli ... gaffer
Chas Gerretsen ... still photographer
Efren Lapid ... assistant camera
Alfredo Marchetti ... key grip
Mauro Marchetti ... assistant camera
Hiro Narita ... camera operator: insert
David B. Nowell ... assistant camera (as David Nowell)
Piero Servo ... camera operator: second unit
Enrico Umetelli ... camera operator
Josh Weiner ... still photographer
David Jones ... still photographer (uncredited)
Dick White ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sue Bastian ... casting assistant
Heig Beck ... casting assistant
Randy Carter ... casting: Philippines
Marc Coppola ... casting assistant
Éva Gárdos ... casting: Montagnard tribesmen (as Eva Gardos)
Ken Metcalfe ... casting assistant
Lou Whitehill ... casting: Philippines

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Luster Bayless ... costumer
Norman A. Burza ... costumer (as Norman Burza)
Dennis Fill ... costumer (as Dennis M. Fill)
Charles E. James ... costume supervisor
George L. Little ... costumer (as George Little)
Haleen K. Holt ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jack English ... location coordinator
Liz Treadwell ... location scout

Music Department

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Jordan Amarantha ... musician
Richard Beggs ... musician: synthesizer
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Greg Errico ... musician
Patrick Gleeson ... musician: master synthesizer
Ed Goldfarb ... music arranger
Randy Hansen ... musician: guitar
Mickey Hart ... musician
Michael Hinton ... music production assistance
Zakir Hussain ... musician
Craig Huxley ... musician: Master Synthesizer, Composer Additional Music (uncredited)
Bernard Krause ... musician: synthesizer (as Bernard L. Krause)
Bill Kreutzmann ... musician (as Billy Kreutzmann)
Phil Lesh ... musician
Jim Loveless ... musician
Airto Moreira ... music production assistance
Don Preston ... musician: synthesizer
David Rubinson ... music producer
Nyle Steiner ... musician: synthesizer
Shirley Walker ... musician: synthesizer
Stan Witt ... music editor
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Randy Hansen ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mickey Hart ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dennis Hollis ... transportation coordinator
John Reade ... transportation coordinator (as John C. Reade)

Other crew

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Andy Aaron ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Andrew Aaron)
Abigail Abbuehl ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
John Addington ... fixed wing pilot
Marisa Alcaraz ... production coordinator
Lawrence Andrews ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Jean A. Autrey ... production controller
Lee Beaupre ... marketing director
Todd Boekelheide ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Paul Broucek ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
John Calvert ... choreographer: playmate show
Larry Carney ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
David Carroll ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Robert Carroll ... production assistant
John Chapman ... production assistant
Doug Claybourne ... special assistant to producers
Patti Claybourne ... production assistant
Denise Cooney ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Pete Cooper ... marine coordinator
Eleanor Coppola ... documentary supervisor
Francis Ford Coppola ... presenter
Russ Corin ... production assistant
Catherine Craig ... archivist
Douglas Cross ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Loolee DeLeon ... production coordinator (as Loolee De Leon)
Brett Dicker ... foreign publicity coordinator
Tony Dingman ... production assistant
Richard Dioguardi ... military advisor
Mitch Dubin ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Mitchell Dubin)
Shane Edwards ... marine coordinator
T.S. Eliot ... poem: The Hollow Men"
Charles Esposito ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Deborah Fine ... production liaison and research: USA
Wayne Fitzgerald ... titles
Karen Frerichs ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Dain Fritz ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Jack Fritz ... executive assistant
Dennis Gassner ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Dan Gleich ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Daniel Gleich)
Ernst Goldschmidt ... representative: foreign producer
Paul Gregory ... military advisor
Doug Hemphill ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Douglas Hemphill)
Paul G. Hensler ... military advisor (as Paul Hensler)
Shelley Higgins ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
James Hill ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Nancy Hopton ... script supervisor (as Nancy Tonery)
Kevin Hughes ... production assistant
Linda Ignacio ... department of tourism: Philippines
Dennis Jakob ... creative consultant
J. David Jones ... aerial coordinator (as David Jones)
Dennis Juban ... military liaison: Philippines
Peter Kama ... military advisor (as Lt. Colonel Peter Kama)
Donald Kaufman ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Lloyd Kind ... production assistant (as Lloyd Kino)
Colin Michael Kitchens ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Julie Kramer ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
John La Salandra ... production executive (as John LaSalandra)
Cliff Latimer ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Clifford Latimer)
Gwen M. Lucas ... assistant production controller
Barbara Marks ... production coordinator
Melissa Mathison ... executive assistant
James Miller ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Andrew Moore ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Julie Morin ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Katherine Morton ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Dennis Murphy ... marine coordinator
Anahid Nazarian ... archivist
Christopher Nedderson ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Sherry Nisewaner ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Valerie O'Conor ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Valerie Koutnik)
Barbara Parker ... production assistant
David Parker ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Robert Peitso ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Kristine Peterson ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Bill Poplar ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Wm. Poplar)
Michael Popso ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Ray Quiroz ... script supervisor (as Raymond Quiroz)
Phil Radcliffe ... production assistant
Liz Randol ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Liza Randol)
Fred Rexer ... military advisor (as Fred Rexer Jr.)
Francesca Rivieri ... production secretary: USA (as Francesca Riviere)
Doug Ryan ... military advisor
Stefan Sekula ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Frank Simeone ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Gabe Sumner ... campaign coordinator
Nancy Ely Swanson ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios (as Nancy Ely)
Susan Thistle ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Matt Tomich ... production assistant
Wayne Wagner ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Krystal Walters ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Norman Webster ... production accountant
Madeline Lee Werner ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Dick White ... aerial coordinator / military advisor
David Wirt ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Irwin Yablans ... producer's representative: USA and Canadian
Teresa Zaleska ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Joseph Zappala ... staff: Omni Zoetrope Studios
Michèle Abitbol ... press attache: France (redux version) (uncredited)
Susan Leslie Battles ... secretary to the producers (uncredited)
Dan DiPaola ... production assistant (uncredited)
Gina Ehrlich ... production coordinator (uncredited)
R. Lee Ermey ... military advisor (uncredited)
Joe Estevez ... stand-in/voice-over: Willard (uncredited)
Nancy Jencks ... film chain operator (uncredited)
Séverine Lajarrige ... press attache: France (redux version) (uncredited)
Oli Laperal Jr. ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tony St. John ... electronic cinema (uncredited)
Michael E. Uslan ... production attorney (uncredited)
Wynne Wicker ... technical advisor: Vietnam (uncredited)

Thanks

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Anthony Grimani ... Special Thanks to: SKYWALKER SOUND NORTH, 1991 laserdisc (as Tony Grimani)
Tomlinson Holman ... Special Thanks to: SKYWALKER SOUND NORTH, 1991 laserdisc
Dennis Leonard ... Special Thanks to: SKYWALKER SOUND NORTH, 1991 laserdisc
Flora Purim ... special thanks
Jeff Scheftel ... special thanks
Gary Summers ... Special Thanks to: SKYWALKER SOUND NORTH, 1991 laserdisc
Wayne Wagner ... Special Thanks to: SKYWALKER SOUND NORTH, 1991 laserdisc
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Plot Summary

It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him. Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will Willard & the others be able to fulfill their mission? Written by Derek O'Cain

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Taglines The Horror. . . The Horror. . . See more »
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Also Known As
  • Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier (United States)
  • Apocalypse Now Redux (World-wide, English title)
  • Апокалiпсис наших днiв (Ukraine)
  • Апокалипсис сегодня (Russia)
  • Apokalypsa (Czech Republic)
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Runtime
  • 147 min
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Box Office

Budget $31,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $96,992, 05 Aug 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia Laurence Fishburne was 14 when production began in 1976. He lied about his age. See more »
Goofs When Captain Willard first meets Colonel Kilgore, they exchange salutes while they are still in a combat zone. It is usually military protocol not to salute in a combat zone. Saluting would show a possible sniper who the commanding officer is. (e.g. in Forrest Gump (1994) Lt. Dan correctly instructed Gump and Bubba not to salute him in the field.) See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Apocalypse Pooh (1987). See more »
Soundtracks The End See more »
Crazy Credits There are no opening credits in the film. The title can be seen as graffiti in the Kurtz compound late in the film. See more »
Quotes Kurtz: We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them to write "fuck" on their airplanes because it's obscene!
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