Last Flag Flying


Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:125 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Richard Linklater
Cast:Bryan Cranston
Steve Carell
Laurence Fishburne


Their last mission wasn’t on the battlefield.

In 2003, thirty years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps Medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) 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.

“Last Flag Flying” was written and directed by five-time Academy Award nominated director Richard Linklater.

“A triumph!” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“A film that earns its stripes, its laughs and tears in every way.” — Pete Hammond, Deadline

“One of the very best films of the year!” — Clayton Davis,

“Steve Carell just soared into the Oscar race.” — Patrick Ryan, USA Today

“A poignant portrait of honor and the bonds of brotherhood.” — Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

“A sincere and funny Valentine to everyday American life.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times