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Apocalypse Now
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola
Written by Joseph Conrad (novel)
John Milius & Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Michael Herr (narration)
Starring Marlon Brando
Robert Duvall
Martin Sheen
Laurence Fishburne
Dennis Hopper
Harrison Ford
Music by Carmine Coppola & Francis Ford Coppola
Cinematography Vittorio Storaro
Editing by Lisa Fruchtman
Gerald B. Greenberg
Walter Murch
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) May 10, 1979
Running time 153 min.
202 min. (redux)
Country United States
Language English
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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