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

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

Runtime

147 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

This is the end...

Cast

Keywords

cambodia army death river jungle vietnam guerrilla insanity apocalypse mission tribe vietcong green beret napalm

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 Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Francis Ford Coppola John Milius

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