Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Last Flag Flying"

Sneak Peek director Richard Linklater's upcoming drama "Last Flag Flying", based on the novel by author Darryl Ponicsan, starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and J. Quinton Johnson, as the sequel to director Hal Ashby's 1973 feature "The Last Detail":

"...three men who once served in the same US Marine unit together reunite to go to a funeral, when one man's son is killed in combat..."

Cast also includes Richard Robichaux, Lee Harrington, Kate Easton, Deanna Reed-Foster, Yul Vazquez, Graham Wolfe and Ted Watts Jr.

In "The Last Detail":

"...'Signalman First Class Billy Buddusky' (Jack Nicholson) and 'Gunner's Mate First Class Richard Mulhall' (Otis Young) are awaiting orders in Norfolk, Virginia when they are assigned a shore patrol detail escorting a young sailor, 'Seaman Larry Meadows' (Randy Quaid), to 'Portsmouth Naval Prison' near Kittery, Maine.

"Meadows has drawn an eight-year sentence for the petty crime of trying to steal $40 from a collection box of his Commanding Officer's wife's favorite charity. 

"Despite their initial resentment of the detail, the two Navy 'lifers' begin to like Meadows as they escort him on a train ride through the wintry northeastern states; particularly as they know what the Marine guards are like at Portsmouth and the grim reality facing their young prisoner.

"As the pair begin to feel sorry for Meadows and the youthful experiences he will lose being incarcerated, they decide to show him a good time before delivering him to the authorities..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Last Flag Flying" and "The Last Detail"...