|Directed by||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Produced by||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Written by||Joseph Conrad (novel)
John Milius & Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Michael Herr (narration)
|Music by||Carmine Coppola & Francis Ford Coppola|
|Editing by||Lisa Fruchtman
Gerald B. Greenberg
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||May 10, 1979|
|Running time||153 min.
202 min. (redux)
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic drama movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It tells a fictional (made-up) story which takes place in the 1960s during the Vietnam War. It tells the story of an Army Captain who is sent on a boat deep into the Cambodian jungle to capture a Special Forces colonel who has gone insane. It was partly based on Joseph Conrad's novel about colonialism, Heart of Darkness.