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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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In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard "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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3 November 2017 (USA)  »

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A Melhor Escolha  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$40,558, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$930,035, 11 December 2017
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Fishburn was born in 61 and Carrell born in 62. Both were too young to be in the Vietnam War since it ended in 75. That would have made Fishburn 14 & Carrell 13. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Richard Mueller: I thought we were going to a funeral?
Sal Nealon: We are going to a funeral. Just looks like it's going to take a little longer to get there.
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Soundtracks

Wide River to Cross
Written by Julie Miller (as Julie Anne Miller) and Buddy Miller
Performed by Levon Helm
Courtesy of Dirt Farmer Music LLC, under exclusive license by Vanguard Records
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Funny AND touching!
31 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this in a packed theater at the SCAD Savannah Film Fest and liked it even better than I thought I would. It's a great buddy film that isn't full of gross out gags and appeals to both sexes because it is so funny with dramatic/touching moments. The cast is great (as expected) but so is the writing and directing. Definitely a film for grownups of all generations.


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