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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  1. Francis Ford Coppola

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Milius


  3. 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. Laurence Fishburne

    Laurence Fishburne

    Tyrone 'Clean' Miller

  5. Sam Bottoms

    Sam Bottoms

    Lance B. Johnson

  6. Frederic Forrest

    Frederic Forrest

    Jay 'Chef' Hicks

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 33m

Budget $31,500,000.00

Revenue $89,460,381.00

Homepage http://www.apocalypsenow.com

Release Information

  • August 15, 1979
    R, Theatrical



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