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Inspired by the story: Heart of Darkness / by Joseph Conrad. Originally produced as motion picture in 1979.

A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
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CastMarlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Aurore Clément, Scott Glenn, Harrison Ford, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Martin Sheen, Samuel Bottoms, Colleen Camp, Jerry Ziesmer, Cynthia Wood, G.D. Spradlin, Christian Marquand, Linda Carpenter, Michael Herr
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Genre:  War, Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date:  August 3, 2001
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterJohn Milius, Francis Ford Coppola
DVD Release Date:  November 20, 2001
Runtime:  3hrs 23min
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review by . August 12, 2010
One of the greatest war films to come out of Hollywood
Scotman has written an great review and plot summary of Apocalypse Now.  Therefore, because I am a history prof., my review will emphasize the important literary influences on the writers Francis Ford Copolla, (director as well), John Milius and Michael Herr.  The movie is a seminal work because it was influenced by four important works of the twentieth century: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, T. S. Elliott’s poem the WasteLand, Sir James George Frazer’s …
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