Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.





Credited cast:
Frank Adamski Frank Adamski ... Self (as SSG Frank Adamski)
Ofren Arrechaga Ofren Arrechaga ... Self (as SFC Ofren Arrechaga)
Ed Bankston Ed Bankston ... Self (as Cpt Ed Bankston)
Carlos Boettcher Carlos Boettcher ... Self
Mike Boettcher ... Self
Bryan Burgess Bryan Burgess ... Self (as SSG Bryan Burgess)
Christian Cabaniss Christian Cabaniss ... Self (as Lt Col Christian Cabaniss)
Jeremy Faulkner Jeremy Faulkner ... Self (as PFC Jeremy Faulkner)
Dustin Feldhaus Dustin Feldhaus ... Self (as SPC Dustin Feldhaus)
Chris Fields Chris Fields ... Self (as CSM Chris Fields)
Brit Jacobs Brit Jacobs ... Soldier
Jameson Lindskog Jameson Lindskog ... Self (as SPC Jameson Lindskog)
Steve Lutsky Steve Lutsky ... Self (as Lt Col Steven Lutsky)
Kevin Mott Kevin Mott ... Self (as Cpt Kevin Mott)
Tye Reedy Tye Reedy ... Self (as Cpt Tye Reedy)


Career Journalist Mike Boettcher takes his son to the war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. Combat Troops on the front lines. What starts out as an effort to reconnect with his son, becomes a remarkable true story and fight for survival for all. Written by Anonymous

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Mike and Carlos Boettcher originally did not want their journey to be part of the film. They only wanted to tell the stories of the Army, Marine, Air Force and Navy units they were embedded with for almost two years. They were the only father-son conflict journalist team to ever do this type of long term embedded in a war zone and became the only father-son team to win two Emmys for the work that is the basis of part of the film. The Co-Directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud convinced them their story and journey was critical to the heart of the story. See more »


Last One Home
Written by: Michael Trella
Lyrics by: Michael Trella and Annika Horne
Performed by: Annika Horne
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The worst parts of the doc are when either Boettcher is on camera.
24 September 2018 | by edthesheepSee all my reviews

The best parts are when neither Boettcher is on camera.

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Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Kunar Province, Afghanistan


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$26,550, 11 May 2014

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