Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

The magic and madness of making Apocalypse Now

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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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  • Francis Ford Coppola

    as Himself
  • Eleanor Coppola

    as Herself
  • John Milius

    as Himself
  • George Lucas

    as Himself
  • Sam Bottoms

    as Himself
  • Albert Hall

    as Himself
  • Frederic Forrest

    as Himself
  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Himself
  • Dean Tavoularis

    as Himself
  • Fred Roos

    as Himself
  • Martin Sheen

    as Himself
  • Vittorio Storaro

    as Himself
  • Robert Duvall

    as Himself
  • Doug Claybourne

    as Himself
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Himself
  • Marlon Brando

    as Himself
  • Sofia Coppola

    as Herself
Directing Fax Bahr Director
Directing George Hickenlooper Director
Writing George Hickenlooper Screenplay
Writing Fax Bahr Screenplay
Production Les Mayfield Producer
Production George Zaloom Producer
Production Doug Claybourne Executive Producer
Production Fred Roos Executive Producer
Sound Todd Boekelheide Original Music Composer
Crew Larry Carney Cinematography
Crew Shana Hagan Cinematography
Crew Igor Meglic Cinematography
Crew Steven Wacks Cinematography
Editing Michael Greer Editor
Editing Jay Miracle Editor
Camera Les Blank Camera Operator
Directing Eleanor Coppola Director