R | | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Richard Linklater wanted actors who could not only handle the film's dramatic elements but also that could add a humorous touch for the more light-hearted moments.
If you could just see yourself right now. You look like you just had a lobotomy. What's wrong with you?
O'Toole: This is reality.
Sal Nealon: 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...
In the funeral scene, Lance Corporal Washington is wearing his Marine Dress Blue uniform but his cover is not square, it is cocked to the right. Marines are always "squared away" and that includes their cover.
$40,558 (USA) (5 November 2017)
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