"In its present and restored form, the majesty and madness of 'Apocalypse Now' is more vivid and hallucinatory than ever."
~Jack Coyle, AP
"From Marlon Brando's extraordinary cameo to Dennis Hopper's crazed photojournalist, Coppola's epic 'definitive' cut of his brilliant 1979 war film is triumphant..."
~Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
About the FILM
(189 min. / directed by Francis Ford Coppola / Rated R)
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic with the newly-restored Apocalypse Now Final Cut. Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of the film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards®, won three Golden Globes®, and is one of AFI’s top 100 films. Starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, and Harrison Ford, experience Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece the way it was intended.
It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him. Sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, Willard discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will Willard and the others be able to fulfill their mission?