Saturday, November 11, 2006

Apocalypse Now (movie)

Title: Apocalypse Now

Year, production: 1979, USA

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Frederic Forrest,Harrison Ford, Albert Hall, Denis Hopper, Scott Glenn, ...

Runtime: 153 min. (Redux version: 202 min.)

Some says, the best Vietnam war movie. Perhaps they are right but I like Platoon more

Captain Willard played by Martin Sheen was sent on a mission to kill one guy (Marlon Brando) who thinks that he is a good for local people somewhere in Cambodia.

The redux version is cool, 49 minutes longer. I saw redux version only one time and the extra part is french epizod where they meet with Frenchmen. The film is really great and you can see there young Harrison Ford more less from the Star Wars time ;).
I have just seen a document on Discovery about soldiers from River Division 593 (rivier patrols) from Vietnam War. They said that the way this movie is showing the River Division is not true. They never took drugs like it was in the movie and behave like in the movie. The only thing that is true is a boat.

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