Apocalypse Now 1979

Drama, Mystery, War | 1979 | R | 2h 27min | 1979-08-15

Apocalypse Now 1979

Apocalypse Now 1979
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Storyline / Plot

This summary excludes comings and goings only seen in the Redux or the answer Cut.

During the Vietnam War, U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz has apparently taking into consideration crazy and is waging a brutal guerrilla combat against NVA and PLAF forces without access from his commanders. At an outpost in Cambodia, he commands American and Montagnard troops who see him as a demigod.

Burnt-out MACV-SOG operative Captain Benjamin L. Willard is summoned to I ring Force headquarters in Nha Trang. He is ordered to "terminate Kurtz's command... later than extreme prejudice".

Ambivalent, Willard joins a U.S. Navy river patrol ship (PBR) commanded by Chief Petty executive Phillips, in the manner of crewmen Lance, "Chef" and "Mr. Clean" to quietly navigate going on the Nng River to Kurtz's outpost. since reaching the coastal mouth of the Nng, they rendezvous subsequently the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regimenta helicopter-borne freshen belligerence unit commanded by Lieutenant Colonel balance Kilgoreto discuss safe passage. Kilgore is initially uncooperative as he has not conventional word more or less their mission through usual channels, but he becomes more engaged after discovering that Lance is a famous surfer. The commander is an avid surfer himself and agrees to escort them through the Nng's Viet Cong-held coastal mouth. The helicopter squadron, playing "Ride of the Valkyries" upon loudspeakers, raids at start similar to a napalm strike. in the past Kilgore can lure Lance out to surf on the newly conquered beach, Willard gathers the sailors to the PBR to continue their mission.

Tension arises as Willard believes himself in command of the PBR though Chief prioritizes routine patrol objectives higher than Willard's. Slowly making their artifice upriver, Willard partially reveals his mission to the Chief to relieve his concerns virtually why his mission should proceed. As Willard studies Kurtz's dossier, he is struck by the mid-career sacrifice Kurtz made by leaving a prestigious Pentagon assignment to join Special Forces, similar to no prospect of advancing more than the rank of colonel.

At a superior U.S. Army outpost, Willard and Lance plan suggestion on what is upriver and receive a forward bag containing official and personal mail. Unable to find any commanding officer, Willard orders the Chief to continue. Willard learns via the attend to that another MACV-SOG operative, Special Forces Captain Richard Colby, was sent on an earlier mission identical to Willard's and has back joined Kurtz.[a]

Lance activates a smoke grenade though below the pretend to have of LSD, attracting foe fire, and Mr. clean is killed. extra upriver, Chief is impaled by a spear thrown by Montagnards and attempts to slay Willard by impaling him on the spear dwindling protruding from his own chest previously Willard suffocates him. Willard reveals his mission to Chef, who is now in accomplishment of the PBR.

The PBR arrives at Kurtz's outpost, an unaided Angkor Empire temple combined teeming behind Montagnards and strewn similar to corpses and severed heads. Willard, chef and Lance are greeted by an American photojournalist, who praises Kurtz's genius. They charge a near-catatonic Colby. Willard sets out gone Lance to find Kurtz, leaving behind chef following orders to call in an airstrike upon the outpost if the two accomplish not return.

In the camp, Willard is bound and brought previously Kurtz in a darkened temple. Kurtz places Chef's severed head onto Willard's lap, preventing the airstrike. Willard is released and Kurtz lectures him upon his theories of war, praising the ruthlessness of the Viet Cong. Kurtz discusses his relations and asks that Willard tell his son just about him after his death.

That night, as the Montagnards ceremonially slaughter a water buffalo, Willard attacks Kurtz considering a machete. Mortally wounded, Kurtz utters "... The horror ... the horror  ..." and dies. all in the multiple see Willard departing, carrying a accretion of Kurtz's writings, and bow beside to him. Willard and Lance sail away.

Movie`s Details

Title: Apocalypse Now 

Genre: Drama, Mystery, War 

Writer: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr 

Director: Francis Ford Coppola 

Actors: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall 

Runtime: 2h 27min 

Country: USA 

Language: English, French, Vietnamese 

Release Date: 1979-08-15 

Production: American Zoetrope, Zoetrope Studios 

imdbRating: 8.5 


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