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Quotations from Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now is a drama film about the Vietnam War, where a Capatain is sent on a mission to Cambodia to kill a renegade Green Beret Colonel that has been doing hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes the Colonel has already gone insane, but he is one of the most decorated officers in the United States Army. Furthermore, the Green Beret already made himself as a god by the local tribe. This film won two Oscar awards. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford and Robert Duvall.

Read some of the great quotes by one of these famous actors below in the film Apocalypse Now.

Willard: [voiceover] Saigon... shit; I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission... getting softer; every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around, the walls moved in a little tighter.

Willard: How many people had I already killed? There was those six that I know 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 Indy 500. I took the mission. What the hell else was I gonna do?

Lance: Disneyland. Fuck, man, this is better than Disneyland.

Photojournalist: He likes you because you're still alive.

Colonel Lucas: Your mission is to proceed up the Nung River in a Navy patrol boat. Pick up Colonel Kurtz's path at Nu Mung Ba, follow it and learn what you can along the way. When you find the Colonel, infiltrate his team by whatever means available and terminate the Colonel's command.
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.
Civilian: Terminate with extreme prejudice.
Colonel Lucas: You understand Captain that this mission does not exist, nor will it ever exist.

Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?
Lance: What?
Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.
[kneels]
Kilgore: 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... victory. Someday this war's gonna end...
[Kilgore unhappily walks off]

Willard: Hey soldier, do you know whose in command here?
Soldier: Ain't you?

Kilgore: [after the Red Team gunship spectacularly knocks out a heavy AA artillery unit] Outstanding, Red Team, outstanding! Get you a case of beer for that one.

Clean: Run, Charlie!

Kurtz: [voiceover] The horror... the horror...
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