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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.

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Richard Linklater (screenplay by), Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Sal Nealon
Laurence Fishburne ... Reverend Richard Mueller
Steve Carell ... Larry 'Doc' Shepherd
J. Quinton Johnson ... Washington
Deanna Reed-Foster ... Ruth
Yul Vazquez ... Colonel Wilits
Graham Wolfe ... John Redman
Jeff Monahan ... O'Toole
Dontez James Dontez James ... DAFB Guard
Tammy Tsai ... Mother (Irene)
Richard Barlow ... Angry Father
Cathy O'Dell ... Grieving Mother
Jane Mowder Jane Mowder ... Rental Truck Employee
Richard Robichaux ... Anorak
Jerry Lee Tucker ... Raincoat
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In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Larry "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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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne was the only actor Richard Linklater had in mind for the role of Mueller. See more »

Goofs

Colonel Wilits is wearing silver jump wings with a star above it. Only the army wears this badge, the Marines wear basic silver jump wings if they have fewer than 10 jumps or no combat jumps. Otherwise, they have gold wings. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sal Nealon: If you could just see yourself right now. You look like you just had a lobotomy. What's wrong with you?
O'Toole: [sitting on his barstool] This is reality.
Sal Nealon: Reality? My ass. It's all made-up. Let me ask you this, huh, how many times on this show have you seen the cops arrest, you know, killers and-and rapists or something like that? How many times did they slap the cuffs on some crooked CEO fuck?
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Without Me
Written by Jeff Bass (as Jeffrey Bass), Eminem, DJ Head (as Kevin Dean Bell), Anne Dudley (as Anne Jennifer Dudley), Trevor Horn (as Trevor Charles Horn), Malcolm McLaren
Performed by Eminem
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A moving rehearsal
22 November 2017 | by danielledecolombieSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Flag Flying See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,558, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$965,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,872,950
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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