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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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Richard Linklater

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Richard Linklater (screenplay by), Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | War

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R | See all certifications »

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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:

$1,869,037
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

Col Wilits' rank insignia are positioned incorrectly on his shirt collar. 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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Slow Walk
Written by Sil Austin and Irving Siders
Performed by Sil Austin
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Something I dread and look forward to
3 April 2018 | by reece-771-107399See all my reviews

Watching this movie took me through the motions, happy, sad, egotistical, angry, sad, nostalgic, fearful, respectful and impressed.

This movie takes you through friendship, loss, growth, walllowing and back through the same again.

Three men so different yet so connected reconnect after years and years of change, some changes Inside some only outside.

They relive old moments and help each other explerience new once through their own independent changes..

It's emotional funny and inspiring..

Bryan Cranston and Steve Carelle steak the show....


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