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The film is a spiritual sequel to The Last Detail (1973).
Filmed in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In the novel, which is an actual sequel to The Last Detail, the renamed character played by Laurence Fishburne is a minister. And the actor who played the original character from the 1973 film The Last Detail, Otis Young, also became an ordained minister in his later years.
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Richard Linklater first attempted to adapt Darryl Ponicsan's novel in 2006, but held off claiming "the timing wasn't right."
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The novel which inspired the movie is a sequel to The Last Detail, also written by Darryl Ponicsan, which was similarly adapted to film in 1973. The Last Flag Flying's director, Richard Linklater, has stated that the two films, however, are not connected.
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Steve Carell consulted with his father, a WWII veteran, to prepare for his role.
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Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston had previously worked together on the 2011 film Contagion.
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Laurence Fishburne was the only actor Richard Linklater had in mind for the role of Mueller.
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Bryan Cranston was initially reluctant to accept the role of Sal, since his busy schedule had him juggling a TV series, multiple movies, a Broadway play, and a book tour. He was persuaded to take the part after being impressed by the story and the caliber of the cast.
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Sal was originally written as an Italian-American with a heavy Queens accent, but Bryan Cranston suggested, with Linklater's blessing, to perform the character as half-Irish.
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Principal photography took 32 days to complete, with most of the filming taking place in Pittsburgh.
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The film's editor, Sandra Adair, suggested to use Bob Dylan's song, Not Dark Yet, to play over the end credits.
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Richard Linklater wanted actors who could not only handle the film's dramatic elements but also that could add a humorous touch for the more light-hearted moments.
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Cinematographer Shane Kelly filmed the movie using a Panasonic VeriCam. He worked with Richard Linklater to give bleaker and more somber tone compared to their previous collaborations with a darker hue and muted colors.
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A Pennsylvania Airport Hanger was used to film the scenes taking place within the Dover Air Force Base.
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