Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater
USA 2017
124 min

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd reunites with former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard 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. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. “I think we learn as a culture to not judge soldiers in war. There was an overreaction to all the judgment in Vietnam and now we’ve gone to the other extreme where we’re not judging what they do at all. We’re just giving them total praise. It’s such a complex relationship, society’s relationship to the military.” (Richard Linklater, interviewed by Steven Zeitchik)

On October 24th with free breakfast. 

  • Steve Carell - Larry «Doc» Shepherd
  • Bryan Cranston - Sal Nealon
  • Laurence Fishburne - Richard Mueller
  • Richard Linklater
  • Darryl Ponicsan
  • Shane F. Kelly
  • Justin Hennard
  • Sandra Adair
  • Graham Reynolds
  • Bruce Curtis
  • Kari Perkins
Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Cinetic Media, Detour Filmproduction

FilmNation Entertainment

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