I saw that Movie before i had any real understanding of the Viet Nam war . In those days focus was all on Marlon Brando , and way down Martin Sheens , Given my age and the timeline of a few months from missing out , The movie intrigued me. So I read up ALOT about it . I think there's ALOT of misinformation,Propaganda etc that has been repeated enough to be just accepted as fact in Australia. How many people know that Australian Govt Asked South Vietnam to Request Their Assistance ? . How many know that Australian Govt was Petitioning US to Carpet Bomb North Viet Nam ? How Many Know that The Malaysian , Indonesian ,British situation Was such a major Concern with Communist influences etc in this Asian Pacific region.( Domino effect ) Doubt Average American was worried about domino effect till they were told about it .Actor Frederic Forrest who portrayed Jay "Chef" Hicks in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" epic 1979 Vietnam war movie, died age 86 after a long illness.
Any golden oldies would have seen this one, with Marlon Brando headlining.