Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

  • R
  • 1979
  • 153 min
  • USA
  • drama, war

In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate a renegade Colonel.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Screenwriters: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr

Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Won 1980 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama

Francis Ford Coppola's haunting, hallucinatory Vietnam War epic is cinema at its most audacious and visionary.


  • Francis Ford Coppola
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential film directors. He epitomized the group of filmmakers known as the New Hollywood, which included George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and William Friedkin, who emerged in the early 1970s with...

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Tagline: I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Genres: drama, war

Certificate: R

Categories: vietnam war, jungle, cambodia, napalm, air cavalry, green beret, vietcong, odyssey, army, jungle warfare, tribe, vietnam, god complex, helicopter raid, insanity, war violence, river, dark hero, air strike, saigon vietnam


Year: 1979

Runtime: 153 min

Country: USA

Language: English, French, Vietnamese

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, DTS


  • Kathleen Carroll (New York Daily News)

    Certainly, no movie in history has ever presented stronger proof that war is living hell.

  • Philip French (Guardian)

    Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times.

  • Anthony Quinn (Independent (UK))

    The best of it is grand, mysterious and oddly possessed.