Apocalypse Now

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Apocalypse Now
Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola
Produced byFrancis Ford Coppola
Written byJoseph Conrad (novel)
John Milius & Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Michael Herr (narration)
StarringMarlon Brando
Robert Duvall
Martin Sheen
Laurence Fishburne
Dennis Hopper
Harrison Ford
Music byCarmine Coppola & Francis Ford Coppola
CinematographyVittorio Storaro
Edited byLisa Fruchtman
Gerald B. Greenberg
Walter Murch
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
May 10, 1979
Running time
153 min.
202 min. (redux)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$31,500,000

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.

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