"Last Flag Flying"
With the post-9/11 drama Last Flag Flying, Austin-based writer/director Richard Linklater takes us back to that fateful weekend in December 2003 when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was captured and incarcerated. Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Lawrence Fishburne star as three Vietnam War veterans who reunite following the death of Carell’s son during the Iraq War to transport the marine’s body to his burial site in New Hampshire. The eventful road trip affords the three former marines to examine how their experiences in Vietnam shaped their lives while contemplating the War on Terror that the United States wages at home and overseas. Last Flag Flying costars Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! discovery J. Quinton Johnson as a marine who served with Carell’s son in Iraq. Richard Linklater adapted the 2005 novel “Last Flag Flying” with author Darryl Ponicsan, who also wrote the 1970 novel "The Last Detail" that was the basis of the 1973 Hal Ashby drama that starred Jack Nicholson, Otis Young and Randy Quaid. Last Flag Flying represents Richard Linklater’s follow up to last year’s comedy Everybody Wants Some!! Richard Linklater also directed Slacker, Dazed & Confused, the Before trilogy, and Boyhood, among other films. His next film, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, stars Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Judy Greer and is scheduled to open May 11, 2018. Last Flag Flying is now in theaters.
Aired: Nov. 16, 2017