Thirty years ago, Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) served in Vietnam alongside Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne), with the three men forming friendships for life. Now, when his son is killed in action in Iraq, Doc gets the band back together to help him with the heart-rending funeral.
LAST FLAG FLYING is both an adaptation of Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel and a “spiritual sequel” to Hal Ashby’s 1973 counterculture classic THE LAST DETAIL, with Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne taking over the roles originated by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson, and Otis Young. Celebrated director Richard Linklater (BOYHOOD, DAZED & CONFUSED, the BEFORE trilogy) brings the film to life with his trademark subtlety and attention to character, weaving a heartfelt and subversive tale of friendship and family.
Fresh from an opening-night appearance at the New York Film Festival, LAST FLAG FLYING follows up on a cult classic, and stands on its own as a funny, thoughtful road movie with a stellar cast and something to say.