Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest
Francis Ford Coppola (Director), Francis Ford Coppola (Writer), John Milius (Writer), Michael Herr (Writer)
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.
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.