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Apocalypse Now Quotes

Apocalypse Now is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Apocalypse Now stopped airing in 1970.

It features Francis Coppola as producer, Carmine Coppola, and Francis Coppola in charge of musical score, and Vittorio Storaro as head of cinematography.

Apocalypse Now is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Apocalypse Now is 153 minutes long. Apocalypse Now is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Robert Duvall as Kilgore, Robert Duvall as Willard, Albert Hall as Chef, Harrison Ford as Colonel Lucas, and G. D. Spradlin as General Corman.

Apocalypse Now Quotes

Robert Duvall as Kilgore

  • (Robert Duvall) "It's pretty hairy in there. That's Charlie's point."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Charlie don't surf."
  • (Robert Duvall) "All right, let's see what we have. Two of spades. Three of spades. Four of diamonds, six of clubs -- there isn't one worth a jack in the whole bunch. Four of diamonds --"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I never wanted another."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Are you crazy, Goddammit? Don't you think its a little risky for some R&R;?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "If I say its safe to surf this beach, Captain, then its safe to surf this beach. I mean, I'm not afraid to surf this place, I'll surf this whole f***ing place."
  • (Robert Duvall) "How're you feeling, Jimmy?"
  • (Door Gunner) "Like a mean motherf***er, sir."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Hey soldier, do you know who's in command here?"
  • (Soldier) "Ain't you?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "What the hell do you know about surfing, Major? You're from god****ed New Jersey."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Smell that? You smell that?"
  • (Lance) "What?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that."
  • (Robert Duvall) "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"
  • (Robert Duvall) "victory. Someday this war's gonna end --"
  • (Robert Duvall) "In a war there are many moments for compassion and tender action. There are many moments for ruthless action; what is often called ruthless; what may in many circumstances be only clarity, seeing clearly what there is to be done and doing it, directly, quickly, awake, looking at it."
  • (Robert Duvall) "This is a Romeo Foxtrot. Shall we dance?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Well, he wasn't a bad officer, I guess. He loved his boys, and he felt safe with 'em. He was just one of those guys with that weird light around him. He just knew he wasn't gonna get so much as a scratch here."
  • (Chief Quartermaster (QMC) Phillips) "Captain, are you giving away our fuel for a Playmate of the Month?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "No, Playmate of the Year, Chief."
  • (Chief Quartermaster (QMC) Phillips) "My orders say I'm not supposed to know where I'm taking this boat, so I don't. But one look at you, and I know it's gonna be hot."
  • (Robert Duvall) "We're going up river about 75 klicks above the Do Lung bridge."
  • (Chief Quartermaster (QMC) Phillips) "That's Cambodia, captain."
  • (Robert Duvall) "That's classified. We're not supposed to be in Cambodia, but that's where I'm going."
  • (Hubert) "You don't understand our mentality; the French officer mentality. At first, we lose in Second World War. I don't say that you Americans win, but we lose. In Dien Bien Phu, we lose. In Algeria, we lose. In Indochina, we lose. But here, we don't lose. This piece of earth, we keep it. We will never lose it, never."
  • (Gaston de Marais) "You Americans. In 1945, yeah, after the Japanese war, your president Roosevelt didn't want the French people to stay in Indochina. So, you Americans implant the Vietnam."
  • (Robert Duvall) "What's he mean?"
  • (Hubert) "Yeah, that's true. The Vietcong were invented by the Americans, sir."
  • (Robert Duvall) "The Americans?"
  • (Gaston de Marais) "And now you take the French place. And the Vietnam fight you. And what can you do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
  • (Hubert) "The Vietnamese are very intelligent. You never know what they think. The Russian ones who help them, "come and give us their money. We are all Communists. Chinese give us guns. We are all brothers." -- They hate the Chinese. Maybe they hate the American less than the Russian and the Chinese. I mean, if tomorrow the Vietnamese are Communists they will be Vietnamese Communists. And this is something you never understood, you American."
  • (Gaston de Marais) "I don't know. Maybe in the future we can make something with the Vietnam."
  • (Philippe de Marais) "Don't you understand? The VC say, "go away, go away". That's finish for all the white people in Indochina. If you're French, American, that's all the same. "Go." They want to forget you. Look, Captain. Look, this is the truth. An egg."
  • (Philippe de Marais) "The white left, but the yellow stays."
  • (Robert Duvall) "My mission is to make it up into Cambodia. There's a Green Beret Colonel up there who's gone insane. I'm supposed to kill him."
  • (Albert Hall) "What? Oh, that's typical. s***. f***in' Vietnam mission. I'm short, and we gotta go up there so you can kill one of our own guys? That's f***in' great. That's just f***in' great. s***. That's f***in' crazy. I thought you were going in there to blow up a bridge, or some f***ing railroad tracks or something."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I'm sorry. Look, I'll cut you loose here and you can turn around and --"
  • (Albert Hall) "No, no, we go together -- on the boat. We came this far, so we go together. All the way. We'll take you up there, we'll go with you -- but on the boat. Okay?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Lieutenant, bomb that tree line about 100 yards back. Give me some room to breathe."
  • (Robert Duvall) "What are you talking about?"
  • (Chief Quartermaster (QMC) Phillips) "We're taking her to some friendlies, Captain. She's wounded, she's not dead."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Get off there, Chef."
  • (Albert Hall) "f*** it."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I told you not to stop. Now let's go."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Outstanding, Red Team, outstanding. Get you a case of beer for that one."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I will not hurt or harm you. Just give me back the board, Lance. It was a good board -- and I like it. You know how hard it is to find a board you like --"
  • (Robert Duvall) "As for the charges against me, I am unconcerned. I am beyond their timid lying morality, and so I am beyond caring."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Could we, uh -- talk to Colonel Kurtz?"
  • (Photojournalist) "Hey, man, you don't talk to the Colonel. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he'll -- uh -- well, you'll say "hello" to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you. He won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab you, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, "Do you know that 'if' is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you" -- I mean I'm -- no, I can't -- I'm a little man, I'm a little man, he's -- he's a great man. I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas --"
  • (Kurtz) "Where are you from, Willard?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "I'm from Ohio, sir."
  • (Kurtz) "Were you born there?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Yes, sir."
  • (Kurtz) "Whereabouts?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Toledo, sir."
  • (Kurtz) "How far are you from the river?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "The Ohio River, sir?"
  • (Kurtz) "Uh-huh."
  • (Robert Duvall) "About 200 miles."
  • (Kurtz) "I went down that river once when I was a kid. There's a place in that river; I can't remember; must have been a gardenia plantation at one time. It's all wild and overgrown now, but about five miles, you'd think that heaven just fell on the earth in the form of gardenias. Have you considered any real freedoms? Freedoms from the opinions of others. Even the opinions of yourself."
  • (Roxanne) "Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Yeah, 'cause it's always moving."
  • (Lt. Carlsen) "I'm Lt. Carlsen. I was sent from Nha Trang with this message for you three days ago, sir. They expected you here a little sooner. This is mail for the boat's crew. You don't know how happy this makes me in delivering all this."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Why?"
  • (Lt. Carlsen) "Because now I can get out of here -- if I can find a way."
  • (Lt. Carlsen) "You're in the asshole of the world, Captain."
  • (Kurtz) "Did they say why, Willard, why they want to terminate my command?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "I was sent on a classified mission, sir."
  • (Kurtz) "It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound."
  • (Kurtz) "Are my methods unsound?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "I don't see any method at all, sir."
  • (Kurtz) "I expected someone like you. What did you expect? Are you an assassin?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "I'm a soldier."
  • (Kurtz) "You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill."

Albert Hall as Chef

  • (Albert Hall) "Why do all you guys sit on your helmets?"
  • (Soldier) "So we don't get our balls blown off."
  • (Albert Hall) "You can have the whole god**** f***in' s***, man. You can kiss my ass in the county square cause I'm f***in' buggin' out. I didn't come here for this. I don't f***in' need it, I don't want it. I didn't get out of the god**** Eighth grade for this kinda s***. All I wanted to do was f***in' cook. I just wanted to learn to f***in' cook, man."
  • (Albert Hall) "I was supposed to go to Paris, study at the Escoffier School. That's when I got my orders. Well, I joined the Navy. Heard they had better food. Cook school, that did it."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Oh yeah? How's that?"
  • (Albert Hall) "They lined us up in front of a hundred yards of prime rib. All of us, you know, lined up and looking at it. Magnificent meat. Really. Beautifully marbled -- magnifique. Next thing, they're throwing the meat into these big cauldrons. All of it, boiling it. I looked inside, man, and it was turning gray. I couldn't f***in' believe that one."
  • (Albert Hall) "How come you guys sit on your helmet?"
  • (Door Gunner) "So we don't get our balls blown off."
  • (Albert Hall) "Lance. Hey, Lance. What do you think?"
  • (Lance) "It's beautiful."
  • (Albert Hall) "What's the matter with you? You're acting kinda weird."
  • (Lance) "Hey, you know that last tab of acid I was saving? I dropped it."
  • (Albert Hall) "You dropped acid? -- Far out."
  • (Albert Hall) "This Colonel guy? He's wacko, man. He's worse than crazy. He's evil. It's f***in' pagan idolatry. Look around you. s***. He's loco -- I ain't afraid of all them f***in' skulls and altars and s***. I used to think if I died in an evil place, then my soul wouldn't be able to make it to Heaven. But now? f***. I mean, I don't care where it goes, as long as it ain't here. So whaddya wanna do? I'll kill the f***."

Harrison Ford as Colonel Lucas

  • (Harrison Ford) "Your report specifies intelligence/counterintelligence with ComSec I-Corps."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I'm not presently disposed to discuss these operations, sir."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Did you not work for the CIA in I-Corps?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "No, sir."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Did you not assassinate a government tax collector in Quang Tri province, June 19th, 1968? Captain?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Sir, I am unaware of any such activity or operation -- nor would I be disposed to discuss such an operation if it did in fact exist, sir."

G. D. Spradlin as General Corman

  • (G. D. Spradlin) "Well, you see, Willard, in this war, things get confused out there. Power, ideals, the old morality, and practical military necessity. But out there with these natives, it must be a temptation to be God. Because there's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and irration, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

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