About

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.

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Directed by

Francis Ford Coppola

Written by

Joseph Conrad (Novel)
Michael Herr (Writer)
Francis Ford Coppola (Writer)
John Milius (Writer)

Runtime

153 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

This is the end...

Cast

Keywords

cambodia brutality army journalist jungle drug abuse vietnam surrealism cia guerrilla insanity mission tribe riverboat vietcong green beret descent into madness secret mission based on novel

Photos

Lists

#51 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#11 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#30 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#7 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Vittorio Storaro

Oscar for Best Sound Mark Berger Nathan Boxer Walter Murch

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Dean Tavoularis Angelo P. Graham George R. Nelson

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Richard Marks Gerald B. Greenberg Lisa Fruchtman Walter Murch