United Artists released Apocalypse Now to theaters on August 15, 1979. Francis Ford Coppola directs the film which stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall.
Apocalypse Now Movie Summary
In 1969, during the heart of the Vietnam War, U.S. Army Captain and military assassin Benjamin L. Willard, played by Martin Sheen, awaits his next assignment in a cheap Saigon hotel. Willard drinks heavily and ponders his inability to adjust to the normal life stateside with his wife, and how he has found his place in the war torn country. The next day, Willard is summoned to a meeting with three military intelligence officers, who have a special assignment for his particular skill set.
One which requires a person with no qualms about killing. Even murdering a fellow U.S. serviceman. The three men assess that Willard is their man and dispatch him with a mission to follow the Nung River into the jungles of Cambodia to find a rogue Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz who has allegedly gone insane and is now commanding is own troops who treat Kurtz as if he is a god. The intelligence officers order Willard to infiltrate Kurtz’s team and to kill Kurtz.read full summary
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