Last Flag Flying is a 2017 American war comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater with a screenplay by Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan, based upon the latter's 2005 novel of the same name. It stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne as three Vietnam War veterans who reunite after one of their sons is killed in the Iraq War.

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Last Flag Flying
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Linklater
Screenplay by
Based onLast Flag Flying
by Darryl Ponicsan
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyShane F. Kelly
Edited bySandra Adair
Music byGraham Reynolds
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release dates
  • September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28) (NYFF)
  • November 3, 2017 (2017-11-03) (United States)
Running time
124 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$1.9 million[2]
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Ponicsan's 2005 novel Last Flag Flying is a sequel to his 1970 novel The Last Detail, which covered the same characters earlier in their lives. For that reason, Last Flag Flying has been described as an unofficial sequel to the earlier novel's 1973 film adaptation, The Last Detail.[3]

Principal photography began in Pittsburgh in November 2016. The film had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 28, 2017, and was released in the United States by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate on November 3, 2017.

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