1979   USA Apocalypse Now Redux
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Director:Francis Ford Coppola
Studio:Paramount
Writer:Joseph Conrad, John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr
IMDb Rating:8.6 (206,770 votes)
Awards:Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 32 nominations
Genre:War
Duration:202 min
Languages:English
IMDb:0078788
Amazon:B00005OWEG
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Francis Ford Coppola  ...  (Director)
Joseph Conrad, John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr  ...  (Writer)
 
Sam Bottoms  ...  Lance B. Johnson
Marlon Brando  ...  Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Bo Byers  ...  MP Sergeant #1
Colleen Camp  ...  Playmate, Miss May
Robert Duvall  ...  Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
Martin Sheen  ...  Captain Benjamin L. Willard
Frederic Forrest  ...  Jay 'Chef' Hicks
Laurence Fishburne  ...  Tyrone 'Clean' Miller
Albert Hall  ...  Chief Phillips
Harrison Ford  ...  Colonel Lucas
Dennis Hopper  ...  Photojournalist
G.D. Spradlin  ...  General Corman
Jerry Ziesmer  ...  Jerry, Civilian
Scott Glenn  ...  Lieutenant Richard M. Colby
James Keane  ...  Kilgore's Gunner
Kerry Rossall  ...  Mike from San Diego
Ron McQueen  ...  Injured Soldier
Tom Mason  ...  Supply Sergeant
Cynthia Wood  ...  Playmate of the Year
Linda Carpenter  ...  Playmate
Jack Thibeau  ...  Soldier in Trench
Glenn Walken  ...  Lieutenant Carlsen
George Cantero  ...  Soldier with Suitcase
Damien Leake  ...  Machine Gunner
Herb Rice  ...  Roach
William Upton  ...  Spotter
Larry Carney  ...  MP Sergeant #2
Marc Coppola  ...  AFRS Announcer
Daniel Kiewit  ...  Major from New Jersey
Father Elias  ...  Catholic Priest
Bill Graham  ...  Agent
Hattie James  ...  Mrs. Miller, Clean's Mother (voice)
Jerry Ross  ...  Johnny from Malibu
Dick White  ...  Helicopter Pilot
Christian Marquand  ...  Hubert de Marais (Redux version only)
Aurore Clément  ...  Roxanne Sarrault (Redux version only)
Michel Pitton  ...  Philippe de Marais (Redux version only)
Franck Villard  ...  Gaston de Marais (Redux version only)
David Olivier  ...  Christian de Marais (Redux version only)
Chrystel Le Pelletier  ...  Claudine (Redux version only)
Robert Julian  ...  The Tutor (Redux version only)
Yvon LeSeaux  ...  Sergeant Le Fevre (Redux version only)
Roman Coppola  ...  Francis de Marais (Redux version only)
Gian-Carlo Coppola  ...  Gilles de Marais (Redux version only)
Henri Sadardeil  ...  French Soldier #1 (Redux version only) (as Henri Sadardiel)
Gilbert Renkens  ...  French Soldier #2 (Redux version only)
Don Gordon Bell  ...  Soldier
Francis Ford Coppola  ...  Director of TV Crew
R. Lee Ermey  ...  Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot
Evan A. Lottman  ...  Soldier
Nick Nicholson  ...  Soldier
Linn Phillips III  ...  Guitarist in Band
Carmine Coppola  ...  composer
Vittorio Storaro  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: The Horror. . . The Horror. . .

Summary: Digitally remastered with 49 minutes of previously unseen footage, Apocalypse Now Redux is the reference standard of Francis Coppola's 1979 epic. A metaphorical hallucination of the Vietnam War, the film was reconstructed by Coppola and editor Walter Murch to enrich themes and clarify the ending. On that basis Redux is a qualified success, more coherent than the original while inviting the same accusations of directorial excess. The restored "French plantation" sequence adds ghostly resonance to the war's absurdity, and Willard's theft of Colonel Kurtz's beloved surfboard adds welcomed humor to the film's nightmarish upriver journey. An encounter with Playboy Playmates seems superfluous compared to the enhanced interplay between Willard and his ill-fated boat crew, but compensation arrives in the hellish Kurtz compound, where Willard's mission--and the performances of Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando--reach even greater heights of insanity, thus validating Redux as the rightful heir to Coppola's triumphantly rampant ambition. --Jeff Shannon


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