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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 guerril

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1979-08-15

Runtime 147 minutes

Budget $32m

Revenue $0.1b


TMDB 8.3


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Michael.Dix shared a tip "Heart of Darkness is seminal but Apocalypse Now blew my tender young mind"

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anita_skop shared a tip "An iconic film that features an amazing performance by Marlon Brandon!"

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lou_g shared a tip "I'm impressed there aren't more memes derived from this film. I feel it's more memeable than it seems."

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trina_karban shared a tip "One of my all time favorites. Good acting, and musical choices. Not for the squimish."

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joy_bells shared a tip "This movie is as intriguing as it is dark. A must see for war movie lovers."

melissa_duplantier shared a tip "Excellent adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness."

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alan_sherin shared a tip "A trip like no other. A cinematic masterpiece."

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chris_garcia_464 shared a tip "Beautifully shot movie that only gets better when you hear the story behind the filming of the movie."

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Kind_Taye shared a tip "This takes my current favourite film position. This film is a massive masterpiece, and that’s an understatement."

heather_osullivan_2394 shared a tip "Haunting…Fantastic revision of Heart of Darkness!"

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carmen_sabria shared a tip "100%"

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creative_perez shared a tip "One of my all time favorites!"

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joey_levy shared a tip "Redux version is super long. Just stick with the original version #war"

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brannan_ramirez shared a tip "Its very good. Kinda long but good."

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janice_burgess shared a tip "Social commentary"

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ferd_herring shared a tip "One of the best war movies of all time. Dark and very intense."

docismyname shared a tip "Great movie!"

benedict_gross shared a tip "This is the end..."

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lewis_taylor shared a tip "What A Story here and cast and everything to get movie made and especially the back story!"

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timothy_stanley_1874 shared a tip "Too slow"

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vicki_breitmayer shared a tip "Intense"

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harley_neiditz shared a tip "More of a hypnotic fever-dream than a traditional war film. That’s one reason why it’s among the greatest films of all time."

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MacBerg shared a tip "Great movie an epic"

michael_robbins shared a tip "Best war setting movie ever"

charles_harris_4540 shared a tip "Classic"

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no_posers_allowed_9 shared a tip "Grit"

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nathan_markel_5835 shared a tip "Outstanding atmosphere and cinematography."

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AaronEckhart shared a tip "[Source: imdb.com]"

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aneesha_laroia shared a tip "Remember to read Heart of Darkness before watching this movie...it makes it all the more impactful."

arden_carroll shared a tip "Fave"

curran_day shared a tip "Gotta watch it a second time to really take In the full aspect of this Francis Ford Coppola film, I thought it was spectacular"

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Thomas_Truxell shared a tip "An oldie, but a goodie!"

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rogerc shared a tip "Captures how f* ed up Vietnam was"

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dan_beesley shared a tip "In my top ten of movies ever made"

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jonathanosborn shared a tip "I saw the original film in a cinema in mBabane Swaziland. My only reaction was: “What the Hell was that?!??”"

dimitri_markoulis shared a tip "Heart of Darkness made into an excellent movie!!!"

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jason_robinson_4126 shared a tip "It is the best war movie in my opinion"

patricia_simila shared a tip "A look at the Vietnam era"

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aidan_l_8623 shared a tip "good movie but it’s not worth the 3 hours"

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alex_frost_5456 shared a tip "It's definitely in my all time favorites list"

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