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"Apocalypse Now"

Screenplay | Script

Written By: John Milius & Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Herr

Three Versions Available:
~ Coppola Draft 12.03.1975
~ Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (undated)
~ Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (Talk Miramax Version 2001)

August 15, 1979 | United Artists

This is the definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of the heart of darkness in all of us.

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission. And for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service.

Willard (v/o),
pg.2 : scene 5

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, this classic and compelling Vietnam War epic stars Martin Sheen as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia. His mission: to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando) who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

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John Milius is a producer and writer known for Conan the Barbarian (1982), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979), Rome (2005-2007).

Born: April 7, 1939. Francis Ford Coppola is a producer, director and writer known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Godfather trilogy (1972 - 1990).

Michael was a successful producer and writer known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Rainmaker (1997), Apocalypse Oz (2006).

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8FLiX has three versions of the "Apocalypse Now" screenplay. They are: "Coppola Draft 12.03.1975", "Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (undated)", and "Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (Talk Miramax Version 2001)."


Notable Cast
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando...Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Martin SheenMartin Sheen...Captain Benjamin L. Willard
Robert DuvallRobert Duvall...Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
Frederic ForrestFrederic Forrest...Jay 'Chef' Hicks
Sam BottomsSam Bottoms...Lance B. Johnson
Laurence FishburneLaurence Fishburne...Tyrone 'Clean' Miller
Albert HallAlbert Hall...Chief Phillips
Harrison FordHarrison Ford...Colonel Lucas
Dennis HopperDennis Hopper...Photojournalist
G.D. SpradlinG.D. Spradlin...General R. Corman
Jerry ZiesmerJerry Ziesmer...Jerry, Civilian
Scott GlennScott Glenn...Lieutenant Richard M. Colby
Bo ByersBo Byers...MP Sergeant #1
James KeaneJames Keane...Kilgore's Gunner
Kerry RossallKerry Rossall...Mike from San Diego


Notable Awards
Vittorio Storaro...Best Cinematography
Richard Beggs, Walter Murch, Nathan Boxer, Mark Berger...Best Sound
Fred Roos, Tom Sternberg, Gray Frederickson, Francis Ford Coppola...Best Picture (nominated)

Box Office

(1979) U.S. Dollars
Budget ... $31,500,000
Opening weekend ... $118,558
Gross (US & Canada) ... $83,471,511
Gross (World) ... $91,968,688


U.S. Version


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Awards...The 52nd Academy Awards (1980)

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