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Apocalypse Now


Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest View All


Francis Ford Coppola (Director), Francis Ford Coppola (Writer), John Milius (Writer), Michael Herr (Writer) View All

Release: Aug. 15th, 1979
Runtime: 2 hours, 33 minutes
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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Captain Spaulding
When I think of the greatest films ever made, I think of the films that fill me most with awe and reverence.
The Gunslinger45
This film has one of the greatest production designs in film, not to mention one of the greatest (ie troubled) production histories ever.
He and co-star Dennis Hopper didn't get along, a typhoon wrecked most of the sets during filming, Sheen was dealing with alcoholism and even suffered a heart attack, among many other issues that put the film over budget, and drove Coppola to illness and multiple suicide attempts.
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