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.
United States of America
Francis Ford Coppola
Marlon Brando (Colonel Walter E. Kurtz), Robert Duvall (Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore), Martin Sheen (Captain Benjamin L. Willard), Frederic Forrest (Jay 'Chef' Hicks), Albert Hall (Chief Phillips), Sam Bottoms (Lance B. Johnson), Laurence Fishburne (Tyrone 'Clean' Miller) more..., Dennis Hopper (Photojournalist), G. D. Spradlin (General Corman), Harrison Ford (Colonel Lucas), Jerry Ziesmer (Jerry, Civilian), Scott Glenn (Lieutenant Richard M. Colby), James Keane (Kilgore's Gunner), Kerry Rossall (Mike from San Diego), Tom Mason (Supply Sergeant), Cynthia Wood (Playmate of the Year), Colleen Camp (Miss May), Linda Carpenter (Playmate), Jack Thibeau (Soldier in Trench), Glenn Walken (Lieutenant Carlsen), Damien Leake (Machine Gunner), Marc Coppola (AFRS Announcer), Bill Graham (Agent), Jerry Ross (Johnny from Malibu / Mike from San Diego), Charles Robinson (Soldier with Colby (uncredited)), Nick Nicholson (Soldier (uncredited)), Don Gordon Bell (Soldier (uncredited)), Evan A. Lottman (Soldier (uncredited)), R. Lee Ermey (Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)), Jim Gaines (Extra (uncredited)), Charlie Sheen (Extra (uncredited)), Vittorio Storaro (TV Photographer (uncredited)), Francis Ford Coppola (Director of TV Crew (uncredited)), Henry Strzalkowski (Bit Part (uncredited)), Lonnie Woodley (Helicopter Skid Marine (uncredited)), Aurore Clément (Roxanne Sarrault)
Francis Ford Coppola (Producer), Carmine Coppola (Original Music Composer), Vittorio Storaro (Director of Photography), Lisa Fruchtman (Editor), Gerald B. Greenberg (Editor), Walter Murch (Editor), Terry Liebling (Casting) more..., Vic Ramos (Casting), Dean Tavoularis (Production Design), Angelo P. Graham (Art Direction), George R. Nelson (Set Decoration), Fred C. Blau Jr. (Makeup Artist), Jack H. Young (Makeup Artist), Leon Chooluck (Production Manager), Barrie M. Osborne (Production Manager), Walter Murch (Sound Designer), Joseph Conrad (Novel), Kerry Rossall (Stunts), Jerry Ross (Assistant Editor), Michael Herr (Additional Writing), Jerry Ziesmer (Assistant Director), Larry J. Franco (Assistant Director), Terry Leonard (Stunt Coordinator), Jeff Scheftel (Thanks), Efren Lapid (First Assistant Camera), Tony Brandt (Assistant Director), Joe Lombardi (Special Effects Coordinator), Maurice Schell (Sound Editor), Wayne Fitzgerald (Title Graphics), Jay Miracle (Sound Editor), James J. Murakami (Assistant Art Director), Josh Weiner (Still Photographer), Piero Servo (Camera Operator), Zakir Hussain (Musician), Michael Herr (Writer), Richard Beggs (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Mark Berger (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Nathan Boxer (Sound Recordist), Leslie Hodgson (Sound Editor), John Milius (Writer) and others.
United Artists, American Zoetrope
If I say its safe to surf this beach, Captain, then its safe to surf this beach!’ Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore orders an air strike so his men can surf without being shot at. ‘I love the smell of napalm in the morning.’