This is the definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of the heart of darkness in all of us. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, this classic and compelling Vietnam War epic stars Martin Sheen as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.
Won: Best Cinematography, Best Sound, 1980 Academy Awards; Golden Palm, FIPRESCI Prize, 1979 Cannes Film Festival; Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Duvall), Best Score,1980 Golden Globes
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Suporting Actor (Duvall), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, 1980 Academy Awards
A good and important film -- a masterpiece, I believe... a grand and grave and insanely inspired gesture of filmmaking.