The Apocalypse Now Redux: An Original Screenplay

Francis Coppola introduces a new version - wholly re-edited from the original - of the movie masterpiece that won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1979 and has since asserted itself as one of the great American movies. Milius's and Coppola's scenario relocates Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to the Vietnam War, focusing on the hazardous mission of Captain Willard to find and terminate with extreme prejudice a renegade American colonel in Cambodia.