Film 1979. Written by John Milius and Francis Coppola. Directed by Francis Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne and Dennis Hopper.
Source Features: BBB (4) TIMELINE (24) OTHER (43) THEMES (3)

Key Word Search
Source
Categories
Order by

Categories

Literature
Plans
Quotes
Research Institutes
Themes
Vehicles

Total Records: 71 - Medium: FILM
#
Record Name
Group 
Category
Subcategory
BOGUS BUSINESS BUREAU
1The Center for Democratic StudiesBBBResearch InstitutesInstitutes

The Center for Democratic Studies
Willard skims through a document near end of the film that was "Commissioned by The Center For Democratic Studies, Santa Barbara, California".

2Erebus BBBVehiclesWatercrafts

Erebus
The boat, named after the son of the Greek god of utter darkness.



3The Philippines Insurrection: American F... BBBLiteraturePrinted Matter

The Philippines Insurrection: American Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia, 1898-1905
Kurtz's Thesis for his Masters Degree from Harvard University.



4The Role of Democratic Force in the Unde...BBBLiteraturePrinted Matter

The Role of Democratic Force in the Underdeveloped World
Document by Walter E. Kurtz, Colonel USSF that Willard skims through near end of the film that was "Commissioned by The Center For Democratic Studies, Santa Barbara, California".

FICTITIOUS TIMELINE
5March 29, 1945 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfBirth Dates

March 29, 1945
Date of Birth of Tan Tran Dinh, one of the men that Kurtz orders to be assassinated.



6September 10, 1945 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfEvents

September 10, 1945
Kurtz enters West Point.



7May 10, 1946 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfEvents

May 10, 1946
Date of letter to Mrs. Kurtz containing the Operational Wings and Certificate in recognition of the gallant services rendered by her son Flight Sergeant D.H. Kurtz.



8May 18, 1946 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfEvents

May 18, 1946
Date stamped on letter to Mrs. Kurtz containing the Operational Wings and Certificate in recognition of the gallant services rendered by her son Flight Sergeant D.H. Kurtz.



9September 30, 1947 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfBirth Dates

September 30, 1947
Date of Birth of Vo Van Sau, one of the men that Kurtz orders to be assassinated.



10June 14, 1949 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfBirth Dates

June 14, 1949
Date of Birth of Ngo Minh Tung, one of the men that Kurtz orders to be assassinated.



11June 14, 1951 Dates20th Century: 50sEvents

June 14, 1951
Benjamin L. Willard marries Janet Anderson.



12January 24, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

January 24, 1964
Company A mans sector of the perimeter assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group.



13March 9, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

March 9, 1964
Walter E. Kurtz sends a transfer request to Lyndon B. Johnson and The Joint Chiefs of Staff.



14May 21, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

May 21, 1964
Walter E. Kurtz applies for a transfer.



15May 23, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

May 23, 1964
Walter E. Kurtz's transfer application denied.



16September 23, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

September 23, 1964
Walter E. Kurtz's transfer application approved.



17October 3, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

October 3, 1964
Walter E. Kurtz's availability date.



18November 10, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

November 10, 1964
Kurtz' report date to U.S. Fort Benning.



19March 12, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

March 12, 1965
Date of Training Certificate in Kurtz' dossier for successfully completing Intelligence and Psychological Operations Counter-Insurgency Specialist Course.



20April 7, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

April 7, 1965
Date if article Commitment and Counter-Insurgency in the journal of SE Asian Affairs by Col. Walter E. Kurtz.



21August 30, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

August 30, 1965
Colonel William E. Kurtz writes a letter of appreciation to Benjamin L. Willard.



22November 8, 1966 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

November 8, 1966
Walter E. Kurtz joins Special Forces.



23September 22, 1967 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

September 22, 1967
Date of Time magazine article about the Vietnam War that Kurtz reads out loud.



24January 7, 1968 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

January 7, 1968
Date of The Saigon Post newspaper clipping with Kurtz' photo.



25April 16, 1968 Dates20th Century: 60sHeadlines

April 16, 1968
Date of article headline: Green Beret Colonel Under Fire in Kurtz dossier, about a negotiating team.



26June 2, 1968 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

June 2, 1968
Date of photo in Kurtz file.



27November 11, 1968 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

November 11, 1968
Date of last photograph of Walter E. Kurtz before he disappears.



28January 15, 1969 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

January 15, 1969
Effective Date on Captain Benjamin L. Willard's new orders.



OTHER
29ChefOtherQuotesQuotes

Chef
Chef: I used to think if I died in an evil place then my soul wouldn't make it to heaven. Well, fuck. I don't care where it goes as long it ain't here.

30ChefOtherQuotesQuotes

Chef
Chef: He's worse than crazy, he's evil!

31Chef & SoldierOtherQuotesQuotes

Chef & Soldier
Chef: Why do all you guys sit on your helmets?
Soldier: So we don't get our balls blown off.


32Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: We train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write 'fuck' on their airplanes because it's obscene!



33Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: You're an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill.



34Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: Are you an assassin?



35Colonel KurtzOtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: What do you call assassins who accuse assassins?

36Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: I've seen the horrors, horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me, you have a right to do that, but you have no right to judge me.



37Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face, and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.



38Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving.



39Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: We must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig. Cow after cow. Village after village. Army after army.



40Colonel Kurtz OtherQuotesQuotes

Colonel Kurtz
Colonel Kurtz: The Horror. The Horror.



41Famous Last Words OtherThemesBillboard


#7f2000#d75714#ff8a3d


42Lance OtherQuotesQuotes

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



43LanceOtherQuotesQuotes

Lance
Lance: There's mines over there, there's mines over there, and watch out those goddamn monkeys bite, I'll tell ya.

44Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore OtherQuotesQuotes

Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore
Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore: You smell that? Do 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 twelve 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.



45Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore OtherQuotesQuotes

Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore
Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore: What the hell do you know about surfing? You're from goddamned New Jersey.



46Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore OtherQuotesQuotes

Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore
Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore: If I say it's safe to surf this beach, it's safe to surf this beach!



47Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore OtherQuotesQuotes

Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore
Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore: Charlie don't surf!



48Operation Archangel OtherPlansOperations

Operation Archangel
Operation mentioned in Kurtz' dossier.



49Photojournalist OtherQuotesQuotes

Photojournalist
Photojournalist: The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad.



50Photojournalist OtherQuotesQuotes

Photojournalist
Photojournalist: Hey, mac, you don't talk to the colonel. Well, you listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. he's a poet warrior in the classic sense.



51Photojournalist OtherQuotesQuotes

Photojournalist
Photojournalist: These are all his children, as far as you can see. Hell, man, out here, we're all his children.



52Photojournalist OtherQuotesQuotes

Photojournalist
Photojournalist: I'm a little man, I'm a little man. He's a great man.



53Photojournalist OtherQuotesQuotes

Photojournalist
Photojournalist: Do you know that the man, the man really likes you? He likes you, he really likes you. But he's got something in mind for you. Aren't you curious about that?



54Photojournalist OtherQuotesQuotes

Photojournalist
Photojournalist: Did you know that "if" is the middle of the word "life"?



55Untitled OtherThemesDiff|rent Strokes


#c80901#777777#d78c2f


56Untitled OtherThemesGray Eagle


#7c4f24#cb8b4c#d7a575


57Willard OtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable - plugged straight into Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz's memory - any more than being back in Saigon was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling my own. And if his story really is a confession, then so is mine.



58WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: If that's how Kilgore fought the war I began to wonder what they really had against Kurtz. It wasn't just insanity and murder, there was enough of that to go around for everyone.

59Willard OtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce.



60Willard OtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
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?



61WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: He had only two ways home: death, or victory.

62WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: 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.

63WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: Everybody wanted me to do it, him most of all. I felt like he was up there, waiting for me to take the pain away. He just wanted to go out like a soldier, standing up, not like some poor, wasted, rag-assed renegade. Even the jungle wanted him dead, and that's who he really took his orders from anyway.

64Willard OtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: Been 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.



65Willard OtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: When I was here, I wanted to be there, when I was there all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.



66Willard OtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: Saigon, shit, I'm still only in Saigon. Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle.



67WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: On the river, I thought that the minute I looked at him, I'd know what to do, but it didn't happen. I was in there with him for days, not under guard, I was free, but he knew I wasn't going anywhere. He knew more about what I was going to do than I did. If the Generals back in the Trang could see what I saw, would they still want me to kill him? More than ever probably. And what would his people back home want if they ever learned just how far from them he'd really gone? He broke from them, and then he broke from himself. I'd never seen a man so broken up and ripped apart.

68WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: Oh man, the shit piled up so fast in Vietnam you needed wings to stay above it.

69WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: No wonder Kurtz put a weed up Command's ass. The war was being run by a bunch of four star clowns who were gonna end up giving the whole circus away.

70WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: Never get out of the boat. Absolutely god damn right. Unless you were goin' all the way. Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole fuckin' program.

71WillardOtherQuotesQuotes

Willard
Willard: It's a way we had over here with living with ourselves. We cut 'em in half with a machine gun and give'em a Band-Aid. It was a lie. And the more I saw them, the more I hated lies.


Information in The Fiction Empire, including fictitious business information and the sources in which they appear, retain their original copyright as owned by their creators and/or respective production or publishing companies. Content in The Fiction Empire is intended for entertainment purposes only. The Fiction Empire is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within The Fiction Empire is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided is correct, complete or up-to-date. There may be spoilers in the Fiction Empire. The Fiction Empire will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath. Some of the content contained in Fiction Empire may not be suitable for young viewers.

The Fiction Empire / FictionEmpire.com Concept & Design by MADASIAM Productions © 1999. All Rights Reserved.