Apocalypse Now quotes

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It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him. Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will...

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr (narration)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, mystery, war
Year: 1979
MetaScore: 94/100
ImdbRating: 8.4
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 15 Aug 1979
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 32 nominations.


61 Clips & Quotes

We train young men to drop fire on people - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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We train young men to drop fire on people
The horror - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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The horror
You smell that - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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You smell that
That's my dream - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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That's my dream
It's pretty hairy in there - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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It's pretty hairy in there
I'm still only in Saigon - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I'm still only in Saigon
Talk to Colonel Kurtz - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Talk to Colonel Kurtz
How come all you guys sit on your helmets - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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How come all you guys sit on your helmets
'Never get out of the boat - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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'Never get out of the boat
Did they say why - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Did they say why
I will not hurt or harm you - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I will not hurt or harm you
Your mission is to proceed up the Nung River in a Navy patrol boat - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Your mission is to proceed up the Nung River in a Navy...
Kurtz's memory any more than being back in Saigon was an accident - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Kurtz's memory any more than being back in Saigon was an...
Everyone gets everything he wants - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Everyone gets everything he wants
They train young men to drop fire on people - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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They train young men to drop fire on people
This is the way the fucking world ends - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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This is the way the fucking world ends
No wonder Kurtz put a weed up Command's ass - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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No wonder Kurtz put a weed up Command's ass
In this war - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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In this war
The bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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The bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam
Don't you think its a little risky for some R R - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Don't you think its a little risky for some R R
The machinist - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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The machinist
How many people had I already killed - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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How many people had I already killed
That's classified - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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That's classified
Have you ever considered any real freedoms - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Have you ever considered any real freedoms
Don't you see - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Don't you see
If that's how Kilgore fought the war - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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If that's how Kilgore fought the war
I worry that my son might not understand what I've tried to be - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I worry that my son might not understand what I've tried to...
Looking at it - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Looking at it
'Someday this war's gonna end' - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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'Someday this war's gonna end'
She's not dead - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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She's not dead
Lieutenant - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Lieutenant
Who are you - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Who are you
They were gonna make me a Major for this - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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They were gonna make me a Major for this
I didn't come here for this - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I didn't come here for this
What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin
My mission is to make it up into Cambodia - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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My mission is to make it up into Cambodia
You're looking at the heads - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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You're looking at the heads
Are you giving away our fuel for a Playmate of the Month - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Are you giving away our fuel for a Playmate of the Month
What do you think - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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What do you think
How come you guys sit on your helmet - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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How come you guys sit on your helmet
What the hell do you know about surfing - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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What the hell do you know about surfing
He likes you because you're still alive - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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He likes you because you're still alive
One through nine - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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One through nine
The crew were mostly kids - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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The crew were mostly kids
Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice
They expected you here a little sooner - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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They expected you here a little sooner
This is sure enough a bizarre sight in the middle of all this shit - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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This is sure enough a bizarre sight in the middle of all...
He's a great man - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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He's a great man
Then you are like us - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Then you are like us
I knew the risks - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I knew the risks
The war will still be here tomorrow - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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The war will still be here tomorrow
Outstanding - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Outstanding
Buddha Time - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Buddha Time
I don't know - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I don't know
Goddamn it - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Goddamn it
Don't look at the camera - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Don't look at the camera
Communist traitor's at home - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Communist traitor's at home
He wasn't a bad officer - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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He wasn't a bad officer
This is a Romeo Foxtrot - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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This is a Romeo Foxtrot
I don't know how you feel about this shrimp - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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I don't know how you feel about this shrimp
Fucking tiger - screenshot from movie Apocalypse Now
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Fucking tiger

Cast

Colonel Walter E. Kurtz - Marlon Brando
Captain Benjamin L. Willard - Martin Sheen
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore - Robert Duvall
Jay 'Chef' Hicks - Frederic Forrest
Lance B. Johnson - Sam Bottoms
Tyrone 'Clean' Miller - Laurence Fishburne
Chief Phillips - Albert Hall
Colonel Lucas - Harrison Ford
Photojournalist - Dennis Hopper
General R. Corman - G.D. Spradlin
Jerry, Civilian - Jerry Ziesmer
Lieutenant Richard M. Colby - Scott Glenn
MP Sergeant #1 - 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
Playmate, Miss May - Colleen Camp
Playmate - Linda Carpenter
Soldier in Trench - Jack Thibeau
Lieutenant Carlsen - Glenn Walken
Soldier with Suitcase - George Cantero
Machine Gunner - Damien Leake
Roach - Herb Rice
Spotter - William Upton
MP Sergeant #2 - Larry Carney
AFRS Announcer - Marc Coppola
Major from New Jersey - Daniel Kiewit
Catholic Priest - Father Elias
Agent - Bill Graham
Mrs. Miller, Clean's Mother (voice) (as Hattie James) - Hattie Bell
Johnny from Malibu - Jerry Ross
Helicopter Pilot - Dick White
Hubert de Marais (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Christian Marquand
Roxanne Sarrault (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Aurore Clément
Philippe de Marais(Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Michel Pitton
Gaston de Marais (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Frank Villard
Christian de Marais (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - David Olivier
Claudine (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Chrystel Le Pelletier
The Tutor (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Robert Julian
Sergeant Le Fevre (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Yvon LeSeaux
Francis de Marais (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Roman Coppola
Gilles de Marais (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Gian-Carlo Coppola
French Soldier #1 (Redux and Final Cut versions only) (as Henri Sadardiel) - Henri Sadardeil
French Soldier #2 (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Gilbert Renkens
Radio Operator / Soldier - Don Gordon Bell
Director of TV Crew - Francis Ford Coppola
Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot - R. Lee Ermey
Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Narration) - Joe Estevez
Soldier Clinging to Helicopter - Larry Franco
Extra - Jim Gaines
Soldier - Evan A. Lottman
Soldier - Nick Nicholson
Guitarist in Band - Linn Phillips III
Soldier with Colby - Charles Robinson
Tribal Child - Sebastián Roque
French Soldier (Redux and Final Cut versions only) - Pierre Segui
TV Photographer - Vittorio Storaro
Helicopter Skid Marine - Lonnie 'Lono' Woodley