The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh heartfelt comedy, Last Flag Flying, starring Oscar nominees Steve Carell (Best Actor, Foxcatcher, 2014), Bryan Cranston (Best Actor, Trumbo, 2015), and Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor, What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993) arrives on Digital January 16 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 30 from Lionsgate and Amazon Studios. Based on Darryl Ponicsan’s book of the same name and directed by Oscar nominee Richard Linklater (Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Writing, Boyhood, 2014), Last Flag Flying reunites three Vietnam War veterans 30 years later when one of their sons tragically dies in the Iraq War. Jointly written for the screen by Ponicsan and Linklater and considered “one of the very best films of the year” (Clayton David, AwardsCircuit.com), the warmhearted film about the bonds of brotherhood also stars Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson (Best Actress, Sounder, 1972) and Yul Vazquez. Featuring new bonus content including never-before-seen deleted scenes, audio commentary, and behind-the-scenes featurettes, the Last Flag Flying Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
In 2003, thirty years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard “Doc” Shepherd (Carell) reunites with former marines Sal Nealon (Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Fishburne) on a different type of mission: burying Doc’s son, a young marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a burial at Arlington National 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. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.