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The magic and madness of making Apocalypse Now

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Cast

Name Character
Laurence Fishburne He was 30, now 60 years old as Himself
George Lucas He was 47, now 78 years old as Himself
John Milius He was 47, now 78 years old as Himself
Robert Duvall He was 60, now 91 years old as Himself
Martin Sheen He was 51, now 81 years old as Himself
Francis Ford Coppola He was 52, now 83 years old as Himself
Dennis Hopper He was 55, 74 years old when he died as Himself
Marlon Brando He was 67, 80 years old when he died as Himself
Doug Claybourne He was 44, now 75 years old as Himself
Sofia Coppola She was 20, now 51 years old as Herself
Albert Hall He was 54, now 84 years old as Himself
Vittorio Storaro He was 51, now 82 years old as Himself
Dean Tavoularis He was 59, now 90 years old as Himself
Frederic Forrest He was 54, now 85 years old as Himself
Sam Bottoms He was 36, 53 years old when he died as Himself
Eleanor Coppola She was 55, now 86 years old as Herself
Fred Roos He was 57, now 88 years old as Himself

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Crew

Name Department
Fax Bahr as Director. Directing
Fax Bahr as Screenplay. Writing
Les Mayfield as Producer. He was 31 (now 62) years old Production
Igor Meglic as Cinematography. Crew
George Zaloom as Producer. Production
Doug Claybourne as Executive Producer. He was 44 (now 75) years old Production
George Hickenlooper as Director. He was 28 (47) years old when He died Directing
George Hickenlooper as Screenplay. He was 28 (47) years old when He died Writing
Les Blank as Camera Operator. He was 56 (77) years old when He died Camera
Michael Greer as Editor. He was 53 (64) years old when He died Editing
Shana Hagan as Cinematography. Crew
Todd Boekelheide as Original Music Composer. He was 8 (now 22) years old Sound
Jay Miracle as Editor. Editing
Larry Carney as Cinematography. He was 25 (now 56) years old Crew
Steven Wacks as Cinematography. Crew
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The magic and madness of making Apocalypse Now

  • Release day: Friday, September 06, 1991
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Revenue: 1318449.00