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Last Flag Flying (2017)

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Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

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In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Written by Dave

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Their Last Mission Wasn't On The Battlefield

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3 November 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last Flag Flying  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,558, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$965,481, 21 December 2017
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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston had previously worked together on the 2011 film Contagion. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Richard Mueller: I thought we were going to a funeral?
Sal Nealon: We are going to a funeral. Just looks like it's going to take a little longer to get there.
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Soundtracks

Wide River to Cross
Written by Julie Miller (as Julie Anne Miller) and Buddy Miller
Performed by Levon Helm
Courtesy of Dirt Farmer Music LLC, under exclusive license by Vanguard Records
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A moving rehearsal
22 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I had the feeling the film was shot before anyone was ready. I love Richard Linklater, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carrell is also very good but I still have to surrender to his characters. I'm far too aware of him, the actor and Last Flag Flying puts that in evidence. This wonderful actors needed to get those characters a bit more rehearsal time. Also the look is so drab that I'm not sure if that was intentional or if it's just the new digital age. In any case I was moved and I was glad I saw it.


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