Charlie and Martin Sheen reunite for 'Apocalypse Now' spoof on Comedy Central! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


I love the sight of a family reunion in the morning! Charlie Sheen has teamed with his father for a parody of Martin Sheen’s legendary film Apocalypse Now. The Comedy Central digital short was filmed to promote Charlie Sheen’s roast and marks the first time the father and son have appeared together in a scripted project since Martin Sheen guest starred on Two and a Half Men six years ago. The Sheen patriarch has largely turned down interview requests since his son’s headline-making departure from the CBS sitcom, but his supportive role in this video speaks volumes. To say any more would spoil the fun. Check out this must-watch video short titled Charpocolypse (which included Roman Coppola as a technical adviser), and an interview with Comedy Central about the making of the spoof below:

In the run-up to the roast, “we were fantasizing about doing something on Apocalypse Now with Charlie for a month,” said Comedy Central creative director Ari Douthit. “Charlie came in and he could recite the entire movie from beginning to end.”

The spoof was originally going to be just Charlie and the girls in the jacuzzi, and it needed a location. So Sheen suggested shooting in his own backyard. Then Apocalypse Now director Francis Ford Coppola’s son Roman Coppola came on board as a technical adviser to try and match the opening shot as close as possible with the original film. (Charlie and Roman Coppola are also reportedly teaming for an indie film, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III.)

If that pairing wasn’t surreal enough, on the morning of the shoot, Sheen dropped a bombshell. “Charlie said, ‘We’re going to need some lines for my father,'” recalls vp of production Jonas Larsen. “We never imagined that would happen.”

The video will be used to promote Charlie Sheen’s roast, which airs Sept. 19. The executives said they were struck by the strong relationship between the actors off camera. “It was a revelation just how sweet they were together,” Larsen says.

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  • SisterZip


    • Dustin Ingle

      There’s our new sit com !!!!

      Funny !

    • Michael

      I love Martin Sheen, (and Emilio Estevez, for that matter), but I’m really getting sick of hearing anything and everything Charlie Sheen…

      • Judith

        eyeroll…don’t watch, don’t care don’t comment in this case Michael.

  • amy

    Good to see Martin Sheen again! No matter how old you are it’s nice to have your parents in your life. Good for them!

    • Liz

      Charlie may be a jackass and a doutch but I’m pretty sure his dad still supports him. Nice to know they are still a tight family and keep thier (not charlie) personal life personal.

  • mimi


  • remmez

    Absolutely Loved Watching this Promo. It’s truly Hilarious.

    • Teri

      Co-sign, LMAO!

  • Moses Ashford

    Charlie Sheen had such a promising career and I am so disappointed to see the direction that his life and career has gone. He has done some great movies in his time such as Wall Street (1987), The Three Musketeers (1993), The Arrival (1996), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), Postmortem (1998), etc. I always wanted him to just do mainstream movies, particularly serious films and dramas, try to reach his full potential as an actor, join the A-list and try to win an Oscar. But now I have just given up on him. He hasn’t surpassed his father, Martin Sheen who still gets better roles and does bigger movies and he has become the laughing stock of Hollywood.

    • jay

      I’ll give you Wall Street and The Arrival, two very good to great movies. The others, mediocre at best. He was great on Two and a Half Men, showed a real gift for comic timing, he’s a natural TV star, not so much for the movies. It’s a shame he pooped in his own cereal, but maybe he’ll come to his senses, and return to TV, bigger and better.

      • movie addict

        i disagree he has the charisma for movies it is just to bad he wasted his talent with his off-screen troubles, i would like to see him again on movies but this time directed by strong is maybe a good come back with the Roman Coppola movie..i hope..would love to see what The Coen Brothers could do with him..

      • BC

        Let’s not forget the genius that is Men at Work…

      • Ricki

        Charlie Sheen has had a great career. If you’ve been consistantly working since the mid 80s then that is pretty good. Also, he starred in many classics (Platoon, Wall St, Major League) and was the star of one of the highest rated TV shows for 8 years. What else do you want from the guy to be considered a success? Oscars – maybe not but he has won multiple Emmys

      • Judith

        he could have been nominated for oscars (at least for Platoon) but it is not too late, just watch Bill Murray, or even Robert Downey Jr and George Clooney; they made some really well-acclaimed and quality works (and still do) late in their careers..but for Charlie he quite made some middle finger to medias and the industry so it could be harder..sadly

      • ashlee

        Jay, I love your comments. And yes, he did poop in his cereal–big time. Sober Sheen won’t last long, which is what the Hollywood Professionals fear. Working with him has always been like walking a mine field.

  • DaDude

    Ya know Charlie Sheen is a douchebag, but for some reason i cant dislike the guy. He still makes me laugh for no real reason.

  • Abe Froman

    If Martin Sheen is so worried about Charlie and his obvious problems, should he be making light of them? Makes you go hmmmmmmm.

    • footballmom

      Sometimes things are so bad you can’t do anything else but find humor……or else you would be crying all the time.

    • hob

      After his ‘Torpedo of Truth’ tour crapped out, he came to his senses and really got help. It did seem like he was pretty much begging for his old job back near the end there.

      • Robin

        actually his ‘torpedo of truth’ tour was well received in lot’s of cities but medias tried to depict (and succeed it seems) as some uber disaster, it was not so much that..

    • Angelo Barovier

      Y’know what? If you take an adversarial or absentee role in ‘trying to help’ your kids, where’s that gonna get you? At some point, you have to reach out. And I won’t even try to guess if this move helps or hinders him but the spot seemed pretty middle-ground in addressing ‘his obvious problems’.

  • João Paulo

    Great see Charlie and Martin Sheen together.

  • harry


  • harry

    Martin is the best!!!

  • Cnn

    I see a sitcom in there..

  • jlh

    Charlie — you’re the man! Great to see this clip with Martin and Charlie.

  • Lolita

    Awesome, LOL.

  • Julian

    Good idea, but it was meh. Really happy to see Martin in this video, even though he hasn’t exactly been crazy about Charlie’s behavior.

  • Dinana

    “His dad is the president”…funny stuff!

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