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.
- Genre: Drama, War
- Studio: United Artists, American Zoetrope
- Keyword: cia, drug abuse, journalist, based on novel or book, guerrilla warfare, vietnam, vietnam war, vietcong, cambodia, secret mission, army, insanity, epic, surrealism, tribe, mission, green beret, jungle, descent into madness, brutality, riverboat, military, anti war
- Cast: Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall