Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now (1979)

This is the end...

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1979-08-15
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 7907 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 27min
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  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
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At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

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  • Martin Sheen

    as Captain Benjamin Willard
  • Frederic Forrest

    as Jay 'Chef' Hicks
  • Albert Hall

    as Chief Phillips
  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Tyrone 'Clean' Miller
  • Sam Bottoms

    as Lance B. Johnson
  • Marlon Brando

    as Colonel Walter Kurtz
  • Robert Duvall

    as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Photojournalist
  • G. D. Spradlin

    as General Corman
  • Harrison Ford

    as Colonel Lucas
  • Jerry Ziesmer

    as Jerry, Civilian
  • Scott Glenn

    as Lieutenant Richard M. Colby
  • James Keane

    as Kilgore's Gunner
  • Kerry Rossall

    as Mike from San Diego
  • Tom Mason

    as Supply Sergeant
  • Cynthia Wood

    as Playmate of the Year
  • Colleen Camp

    as Miss May
  • Linda Carpenter

    as Playmate
  • Aurore Clément

    as Roxanne Sarrault
  • Jack Thibeau

    as Soldier in Trench
  • Glenn Walken

    as Lieutenant Carlsen
  • Damien Leake

    as Machine Gunner
  • Marc Coppola

    as AFRS Announcer
  • Bill Graham

    as Agent
  • Jerry Ross

    as Johnny from Malibu / Mike from San Diego
  • Charles Robinson

    as Soldier with Colby (uncredited)
  • Nick Nicholson

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Don Gordon Bell

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Evan A. Lottman

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • R. Lee Ermey

    as Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
  • Jim Gaines

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Vittorio Storaro

    as TV Photographer (uncredited)
  • Francis Ford Coppola

    as Director of TV Crew (uncredited)
  • Henry Strzalkowski

    as Bit Part (uncredited)
  • Herb Rice

    as Roach
  • Joe Estevez

    as Captain Benjamin L. Willard (voice) (uncredited)
  • Bo Byers

    as MP Sergeant #1
  • Frank Villard

    as Gaston de Marais (Long Version)
Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Production Terry Liebling Casting
Costume & Make-Up Fred C. Blau Jr. Makeup Artist
Editing Gerald B. Greenberg Editor
Art George R. Nelson Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jack H. Young Makeup Artist
Production Vic Ramos Casting
Art Dean Tavoularis Production Design
Production Leon Chooluck Production Manager
Production Francis Ford Coppola Producer
Editing Lisa Fruchtman Editor
Editing Walter Murch Editor
Sound Walter Murch Sound Designer
Art Angelo P. Graham Art Direction
Sound Carmine Coppola Original Music Composer
Directing Francis Ford Coppola Director
Production Barrie M. Osborne Production Manager
Camera Efren Lapid First Assistant Camera
Crew Terry Leonard Stunt Coordinator
Crew Jeff Scheftel Thanks
Crew Michael Herr Additional Writing
Directing Larry J. Franco Assistant Director
Crew Kerry Rossall Stunts
Editing Jerry Ross Assistant Editor
Directing Jerry Ziesmer Assistant Director
Directing Tony Brandt Assistant Director
Crew Joe Lombardi Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Maurice Schell Sound Editor
Sound Jay Miracle Sound Editor
Art James J. Murakami Assistant Art Director
Camera Josh Weiner Still Photographer
Camera Piero Servo Camera Operator
Sound Zakir Hussain Musician
Sound Nathan Boxer Sound Recordist
Sound Mark Berger Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Beggs Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Leslie Hodgson Sound Editor
Writing Michael Herr Writer
Production Gray Frederickson Co-Producer
Production Fred Roos Co-Producer
Production Mona Skager Associate Producer
Writing Francis Ford Coppola Writer
Production John Ashley Associate Producer
Production Tom Sternberg Co-Producer
Production Eddie Romero Associate Producer
Sound Francis Ford Coppola Original Music Composer
Writing John Milius Writer
Crew Gerald Endler Special Effects
Production Jack English Location Coordinator
Editing Barry Malkin Additional Editor
Production Melissa Mathison Executive Assistant
Crew Larry Holt Stunts
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer