Apocalypse Now

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Sprawling 1979 Vietnam War epic, directed by Francis Ford Coppola for 20th Century Fox, based on Joseph Conrad's 1902 novella "Heart of Darkness." Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen), while sailing upriver into the depths of the Cambodian jungle to assassinate the psychotic Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), spends a night with an army outfit headed by Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), a swaggering...

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