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The Coppola Connection: Apocalypse Now


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opens a major season of films by one of Hollywood's greatest directors starring
Vietnam: a US army captain is given a 'mission to kill'. His assignment is to track down the renegade Colonel Kurtz who has established his own 'empire' in the jungle. Freely adapted from JOSEPH CONRAD 'S novel Heart of Darkness, this film proved to be one of the definitive studies of men in war, depicted through the Captain's almost surreal odyssey in search of his victim. Magnificently photographed and staged, this is one of the director's most remarkable and powerful films.
Screenplay by JOHN milius and FRANCIS COPPOLA
Produced and directed by FRANCIS COPPOLA
(First showing on British television)
#FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: John Milius
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Directed By: Francis Coppola
Colonel Kurtz: Marlon Brando
Lt Colonel Kilgore: Robert Duvall
Captain Willard: Martin Sheen
Chef: Frederic Forrest
Chief: Albert Hall
Lance: Sam Bottoms
Clean: Larry Fishburne
Photo-journalist: Dennis Hopper
General: G D Spradlin
Colonel: Harrison Ford
Civilian: Jerry Ziesmer
Colby: Scott Glenn
MP Sergeant: Bo Byers
Kilgore's gunner: James Keane
Mike from San Diego: Kerry Rossall
Injured soldier: Ron McQueen
Supply sergeant: Tom Mason
Playmate of the Year: Cynthia Wood
Playmates: Colleen Camp
Playmates: Linda Carpenter
Soldier in trench: Jack Thibeau

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The Coppola Connection: Apocalypse Now

BBC Two England, 31 March 1985 21.05

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