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.

  1. Francis Ford Coppola

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Michael Herr


  3. John Milius


  4. Joseph Conrad


Top Billed Cast

  1. Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    Captain Benjamin L. Willard

  2. Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brando

    Colonel Walter E. Kurtz

  3. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore

  4. Frederic Forrest

    Frederic Forrest

    Jay 'Chef' Hicks

  5. Sam Bottoms

    Sam Bottoms

    Lance B. Johnson

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Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now


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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 15, 1979


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 27m

Budget $31,500,000.00

Revenue $89,460,381.00

Homepage http://www.apocalypsenow.com



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