Last Flag Flying

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Director(s): Richard Linklater
Production: Amazon Studios
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min


She said she's

a prostitute, but I don't...

- I don't do that.

- Well, you got to understand

- where I'm coming from.

- If you could

just see yourself right now.

You look like you just had

a lobotomy.

What's wrong with you?

This is reality.

Reality? My ass.

It's all made-up.

Let me ask you this, huh,

how many times on this show

have you seen the cops

arrest, you know,

killers and-and rapists

or something like that?

How many times

did they slap the cuffs

on some crooked CEO f***?

What can I get you?

- Beer.

- Beer.

Bottle? Draft?

- Uh, draft.

- Draft.

What you see is them always

catching drug users and johns,

you know, people just hurtin',

just looking for

a little pleasure out of life.

Three dollars.

What have you got against cops?

Got nothin' against cops.


I'll tell you

what I got something against.

I got something against

stupidity. Good ol' stupidity.

That's what I got something

against. There you go.

- Oh, keep it.

- Oh, thanks.

You comin' or goin'?

Passing through, kind of.

I swear to God,

a fly can go in your mouth

and you wouldn't even know it.

You'd just swallow it,

'cause it's, like,

the only protein

you've ever had.

It's good beer.

- Huh?

- Good beer.

Yeah. Mm.

From Pennsylvania.

So, how long

have you had this place?

Too long.

It's real homey.

You think so?

Where the hell do you live?

New Hampshire. Portsmouth.

Home of the Navy prison.

Yeah, I know the place.

You don't remember me, do you?

Wait a minute.

It can't be.

Could be.

No way.


Sweet Jesus. Doc?

Wow, "Doc" --

Nobody's called me that

in a long, long time.

F*** me. Doc, you made it.

Yeah, yeah.

Wow! Hey, O'Toole, looky here.

He's an old 'Nam buddy of mine.

I saved his life once.

He never saved my life.

Didn't think so.

You got to excuse me, Doc.

Boy, I'm sh*t for names.

Sheppard. Larry Sheppard.

Shep. That's right.

19-year-old kid. Navy corpsman.

- Huh?

- Once.

Yeah, well,

we were all something once.

Now we're just something else.

So you do remember me?

Of course I remember you.

You heard?

I got busted down to E-1.

Yeah. Yeah.

Most unfair. Boy.

The green weenie--

They broke it off in you.

How long was it? Was it,

like, what, three years?

Ended up about two

with good behavior.

Oh. Well, see,

that's not so bad.

Well, it was pretty bad.

- Mm.

- It was a long time ago.



- Yeah.

- Yeah.

But at some point,

instead of calling it

a Bad Conduct Discharge,

I started calling it

a better career decision.

F***in' A.

So, how'd you, uh,

find my lonesome ass?

Oh, it was easy. The Internet.

You can find anybody

on the Internet these days.

Boy, that is really f***ed.

So, Portsmouth, huh?

- Mm-hmm.

- What do you do for a living there?

I'm a stocking clerk

at the Navy Exchange.

You got to be shitting me.

That's all right,

that's all right.

Don't you go someplace

when you close?

Like where?

I don't know. Home?

It'll be there tomorrow.


Reveille! Reveille!

Drop your c*cks

and grab your socks!


Hey. This is the last slice

of pizza.

- You want it?

- No.

That's it. Once this is gone,

- there's no more pizza.

- No. Ow.

You sure? Going once,

going twice, gone.

Mmm. I love cold pizza.

Hey, you want a beer?

- Mm-mm.

- You sure?

Hair of the dog.

Always works for me.

Oh, f***.

I'm still a little f***ed up

from last night,

if you want to know the truth.

I think I'm getting a little

too old for this sh*t, frankly.

What's the deal with the grill

part of "Sal's Bar & Grill"?

Well, gone to rust is the deal.

That's too bad.

I guess people just lost their

taste for an honest burger.

Why? Are you hungry?

No, just curious.

Hey, you know what,

we got Mexicans here now,

so we can get

some chorizo con huevos.

Hey, we qualify for menudo,

if you got the balls for that.

No, thanks.

You don't want a bite?

There's something

I want to show you, though,

- if you're up for it.

- Mm-hmm.

Sure. I'm always up for it.

You got a car?

Of course I got a car.

I'm a f***in' businessman.

You want to go now?

Yeah, whenever.

F*** it.

Oh, I just f***in' love it,

you know?

It's priceless.

What is?

The Navy.

They put the cock to you

and then they let you work

at the Navy Exchange.

I got five people

working under me.

You're a f***in' inspiration.

You know what amazes me

about you?

Could be anything.

I'm a pretty amazing guy.

You turn the keys to your bar

over to the guy

who's asleep on your pool table

and then you jump in your car

and you drive me

to hell and gone and you don't

even know where we're going.

Well, I didn't think

it would take so f***in' long.

Take this left up here.

- Right here?

- Mm-hmm.

That's going into a church.

- Yep.

- Oh, no.

What-what are you doing here?

No, no, no, no. You're

gonna love this, I promise.

I don't know, Doc.

Look, I mean, you seen one,

- you seen 'em all, right?

- No, this is gonna be good.


What'd you get me

into here, huh?

See, as Christians,

brothers and sisters,

we have choices, hmm?

We can choose

to lay down our will

and follow God's will.

- That's right. That's right, Pastor.

- That's right.

The question is,

are you willing to do that?

- Oh, my f***ing God.

- Not are you ready, but are you willing?

You see, 'cause if you're willing,

if you're willing,

you can trust and believe...

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