It is the height of the war in Vietnam,
and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a
General to carry out a mission that, officially, does not existónor will it ever exist. The mission: to seek out a
mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed
the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions
against the Viet Cong and NVA.
The army believes Kurtz has gone
completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him.
Willard, sent up the Nung River on a
U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the
most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets
up with surfer-type Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S. Army
helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to
provide an entry point into the Nung River.
hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed,
Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do
Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will
Willard and the others be able to fulfill their mission?