Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne
Francis Ford Coppola (Director), John Milius (Screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (Screenplay)
Released: 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.
And putting Coppola aside, there really isn't anything like this from any other filmmaker either.
As Apocalypse Now progresses, the film slowly, and successfully, piles on the questions.
Instead it's about the war inside of us: it's about the heart of darkness; it's about chaos and insanity and madness; it's about the horrific depths of humanity and mankind's hellish impulses and desires and actions.