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.
Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington 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.Written by
The film's editor, Sandra Adair, suggested to use Bob Dylan's song, Not Dark Yet, to play over the end credits. See more »
While Sal and Mule are driving to and from the U-Haul store, they're supposed to be in central Delaware, near Dover Air Force Base, on the Delmarva Peninsula, which is one of the flattest places in the US. The highest point is less than 20 feet above sea level. In the film, they passed hills, houses on hills, and areas that looked much more like western Pennsylvania (shot in Pittsburg) than Delaware. Nothing worked, except for viewers who have never been in Delaware. See more »
If you could just see yourself right now. You look like you just had a lobotomy. What's wrong with you?
[sitting on his barstool]
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 fuck?
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I know this won't win an academy award but not because of the acting or the plot of the movie. This was an excellent movie, it was sad in parts and very funny in others. Great acting by everyone. My boyfriend and I went, he is a Vietnam Vet and the theater was full of people our age but no younger people. Very sad.
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