- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 16, 1999
Marlon Brando's captivating performance as Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now is one of the most memorable moments in movie history. But few people realize that there is a real person behind this bizarre character.
THE SEARCH FOR KURTZ follows British investigative journalist Adrian Levy as he ventures deep into the Southeast Asian jungles on the trial of this mysterious man. Starting in a bar in Bangkok's notorious Pat Pong road frequented by U.S. servicemen and former CIA operatives, Levy interviews Jack Shirley, a former Air America mission controller who tells the story of Anthony Pospheny, a.k.a. Tony Poe.
Jack describes Poe's real-life journey into the heart of darkness and sets Levy on his journey into the wilderness. Every stage of this amazing trek is captured on film, including the climactic moment when Levy finally finds and confronts Poe at his base in Northern Laos.
THE SEARCH FOR KURTZ proves, once again, that truth is stranger than fiction.