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Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The horror...the horror.
[last lines] [voiceover]
The horror... the horror...
Oh man... the bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it.
You can either surf, or you can fight!
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.
Terminate the Colonel?
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.
Terminate with extreme prejudice.
You understand, Captain, that this mission does not exist, nor will it ever exist...
Smell that? You smell that?
Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.
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...
[suddenly walks off]