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Release: 1979-08-15
Apocalypse Now
River Boat Massacre Scene
Clip Description
In this "puppy-sampan" scene, the action-green boys, including Captain Willard (Martin Sheen)stop a passing sampan to check its credentials; fearing a double-cross when one woman races back to a barrel, the pacifist chef and his trigger-happy sidekicks spray the boat, killing all the passengers but the woman, who barely survives. Only then does the chef discover that inside the barrel was not a bomb but a puppy.
Movie Description
At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.
Francis Ford Coppola
Omni Zoetrope Studios