IS BASED ON…
Last Flag Flying – Darryl Ponicsan
Last Flag Flying, published in 2005 by Darryl Ponicsan is a sequel to his book The Last Detail published in 1970. The Last Detail was also turned into a movie of the same name so this movie is a sequel set 30 years after the events in the original.
In the book, old friends from the Navy reunite to help Meadows bring home the body of his deceased son who was killed in the Iraqi War.
Ponicsan wrote the screenplay for the film with director Richard Linklater.