Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Genres - Drama, Mystery-Suspense, War  |   Release Date - Aug 15, 1979  |   Run Time - 153 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola and co-written by John Milius with narration by Michael Herr. It stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne and Dennis Hopper. The screenplay written by Milius updates the setting of Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness to that of the Vietnam War and draws from Herr's Dispatches and Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). The film revolves around Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Sheen) on a secret mission to assassinate Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, a renegade who's presumed insane.

The film has been noted for the problems encountered while making it, chronicled in the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991). These problems included Brando arriving on the set overweight and completely unprepared, expensive sets being destroyed by severe weather, and its lead actor (Sheen) having a breakdown and suffering a near-fatal heart attack while on location. Problems continued after production as the release was postponed several times while Coppola edited thousands of feet of footage.

Apocalypse Now was released to universal acclaim. It was honored with the Palme d'Or at Cannes and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. It is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. The film was also ranked No. 14 in the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound greatest films poll in 2012. The film ranks #7 on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time. In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$31,500,000

Box Office

$104,894,068

Themes

Tags

Anti War, Army, Brutality, Cambodia, Drug Abuse, Epic, Film Based On Books, Green Beret, Guerrilla Warfare, Insanity, Journalist, Jungle, Military, Mission, Napalm, River, Riverboat, Secret Mission, Surrealism, Transformation, Tribe, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Violent

Attributes

Based On: Heart of Darkness
Filming Location: Philippines
Narrative Location: Cambodia, Vietnam
Subject: Vietnam War

Alternate Titles

Apocalipse
BR
Apocalipsis
MX
Apocalipsis ahora
EC, MX, VE
Apocalipsis now
AR
Apocalipsis now redux
AR
Apocalipsul acum
RO
Apocalypse
SE
Apocalypse Now
BR, CA, EG, FR, DE, IN, ID, IL, IT, NL, PT, SG, ZA, ES, AE, GB, US, UY
Apocalypse Now Final Cut
TR, US
Apocalypse Now Re-Editada
UY
Apocalypse Now Redux
MX, SE, US
Apocalypse Now! - Final Cut
NO
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
AU, CA, PH, GB, US
Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier
US
Apocalypse Now: The Workprint
US
Apokalipsa danas
HR, RS, YU
Apokalipsa danes
SI, YU
Apokalipsis sega
BG
Apokalipszis most
HU
Apokalypsa
CZ, CS, SK
Apokalypsa Redux
CZ
Apokalypsa: Final Cut
CZ
Apokalypse nå!
NO
C'est l'apocalypse
CA
Czas Apokalipsy
PL
Czas Apokalipsy: Powrót
PL
Dommedag nu
DK
Dommedag nu: Final Cut
DK
Haminak Akharozzaman
IR
Ilmestyskirja. Nyt.
FI
Ilmestyskirja. Nyt. Redux
FI
Inak Akharolzaman
IR
Jigoku no mokushiroku
JP
Kiyamet
TR
Kongphan Ammahit
TH
Lời Sấm Truyền
VN
Šių dienų apokalipsė
LT
Šių dienų Apokalipsė. Sugrįžimas
LT
Tänapäeva apokalüpsis
EE
Tänapäeva apokalüpsis (autoriversioon)
EE
Uppenbarelseboken. Nu
FI
Αποκάλυψη τώρα!
GR
Апокаліпсис наших днів
UA
Апокаліпсис сьогодні
UA
Апокалипса данас
RS, YU
Апокалипсис сега
BG
Апокалипсис сегодня
RU
地獄の黙示録
JP
地獄の黙示録 ファイナル・カット
JP
地獄の黙示録 ファイナル・カット:1979
JP
地獄の黙示録・特別完全版
JP
现代启示录
CN
現代啟示錄
HK, TW
지옥의 묵시록
KR