Apocalypse Now poster

Apocalypse Now 1979

About Apocalypse Now

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Apocalypse Now Cast

Apocalypse Now Crew


Francis Ford CoppolaDirector
Jerry ZiesmerAssistant director
Larry J. FrancoAssistant director
Tony BrandtAssistant director


Francis Ford CoppolaProducer
Terry LieblingCasting
Vic RamosCasting
Leon ChooluckProduction manager
Barrie M. OsborneProduction manager
Fred RoosCo-producer
Gray FredericksonCo-producer
Tom SternbergCo-producer
Eddie RomeroAssociate producer
John AshleyAssociate producer
Mona SkagerAssociate producer


Carmine CoppolaOriginal music composer
Walter MurchSound designer
Maurice SchellSound editor
Jay MiracleSound editor
Zakir HussainMusician
Richard BeggsSound re-recording mixer
Mark BergerSound re-recording mixer
Nathan BoxerSound recordist
Leslie HodgsonSound editor
Francis Ford CoppolaOriginal music composer


Vittorio StoraroDirector of photography
Efren LapidFirst assistant camera
Josh WeinerStill photographer
Piero ServoCamera operator


Lisa FruchtmanEditor
Gerald B. GreenbergEditor
Walter MurchEditor
Jerry RossAssistant editor


Dean TavoularisProduction design
Angelo P. GrahamArt direction
George R. NelsonSet decoration
James J. MurakamiAssistant art director

Costume & make-up

Fred C. Blau Jr.Makeup artist
Jack H. YoungMakeup artist


Kerry RossallStunts
Michael HerrAdditional writing
Terry LeonardStunt coordinator
Jeff ScheftelThanks
Joe LombardiSpecial effects coordinator
Wayne FitzgeraldTitle graphics
Gerald EndlerSpecial effects