“Apocalypse Now” quotes(1979)
Plot – Walter Kurtz, Colonel of the US Army, was on a mission in Vietnam. In the middle of the jungle, he went insane and traveled to Cambodia with his troops to form a sort of empire and set himself as the leader. Captain Willard has to find him and kill him for this reason. The journey will be terrible: Kurtz territories are full of pitfalls and many other horrors. Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now' is a transposition of Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and is set in the tangled, filthy surroundings of the Vietnam war.
All actors – Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, G.D. Spradlin, Jerry Ziesmer, Scott Glenn, Bo Byers, James Keane, Kerry Rossall, Ron McQueen, Tom Mason, Cynthia Wood, Colleen Camp, Linda Carpenter, Jack Thibeau, Glenn Walken, George Cantero, Damien Leake, Herb Rice, William Upton, Larry Carney, Marc Coppola, Daniel Kiewit, Father Elias, Bill Graham, Hattie James, Jerry Ross, Dick White, Christian Marquand, Aurore Clément, Michel Pitton, Frank Villard, David Olivier, Chrystel Le Pelletier, Robert Julian, Yvon LeSeaux, Roman Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola, Henri Sadardeil, Gilbert Renkens, , Don Gordon Bell, Francis Ford Coppola, R. Lee Ermey, Jim Gaines, Evan A. Lottman, Nick Nicholson, Linn Phillips III, Charles Robinson, Sebastián Roque, Pierre Segui, Charlie Sheen, Vittorio Storaro, Henry Strzalkowski, Lonnie 'Lono' Woodleyshow all
“Apocalypse Now” Quotes 23 quotes
“I like the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like... victory.”
“How many people had I already killed? There were those six that I knew about for sure. Close enough to blow their last breath in my face. But this time, it was an American and an officer. That wasn't supposed to make any difference to me, but it did. Shit... charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Chef: I was supposed to go to Paris, study at the Escoffier School. That's when I got my orders. Well, I joined the Navy. Heard they had better food. Cook school, that did it.
- Willard: Oh yeah? How's that?
- Chef: They lined us up in front of a hundred yards of prime rib. All of us, you know, lined up and looking at it. Magnificent meat!...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Captain Benjamin L. Willard: I was sent on a classified mission, sir.
- Colonel Walter E. Kurtz: It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?
- Captain Benjamin L. Willard: They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.
- Colonel Walter E. Kurtz: Are my methods unsound?
- Captain Benjamin L. Willard:...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Chief Phillips: My orders say I'm not supposed to know where I'm taking this boat, so I don't! But one look at you, and I know it's gonna be hot!
- Captain Benjamin L. Willard: We're going up river about 75 klicks above the Do Lung bridge.
- Chief Phillips: That's Cambodia, captain.
- Captain Benjamin L. Willard: That's classified. We're not...” (continue)(continue reading)
“The Vietnamese... we worked with them, made something, something out of nothing... we want to stay here because it's ours, it belongs to us. It keeps our family together. I mean, we fought for that. While you Americans... you are fighting for the biggest nothing in history!”
“I used to think if I died in an evil place, then my soul wouldn't be able to make it to Heaven. But now? Fuck! I mean, I don't care where it goes, as long as it ain't here.”
“- Roxanne Sarrault: Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice?
- Willard: Yeah, 'cause it's always moving.”
“- Captain Benjamin L. Willard: Terminate the Colonel?
- General Corman: He's out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. And he is still in the field commanding troops.
- Jerry, Civilian: Terminate with extreme prejudice.
- Colonel Lucas: You understand, Captain, that this mission...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like [sniffing, pondering] victory. Someday this war's gonna end...”
“Disneyland? Fuck, man, this is better than Disneyland!”
“You can have the whole goddamn fuckin' shit, man! You can kiss my ass in the county square cause I'm fuckin' buggin' out! I didn't come here for this! I don't fuckin' need it, I don't want it! I didn't get out of the goddamn Eighth grade for this kinda shit! All I wanted to do was fuckin' cook! I just wanted to learn to fuckin' cook, man!”
“- Jay 'Chef' Hicks: Why do all you guys sit on your helmets?
- Soldier: So we don't get our balls blown off.”
“I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means.”
“What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin? A lie. A lie and we have to be merciful.”