The Last Full Measure

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Synopsis

THE LAST FULL MEASURE tells the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) medic who personally saved over sixty men. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, before making the ultimate sacrifice in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. Thirty-two years later, respected Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Sebastien Stan) on a career fast-track is tasked with investigating a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and PJ partner on the mission (William Hurt) and his parents (Christopher Plummer & Diane Ladd). Huffman seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger’s extraordinary valor, including Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) and Mott (Ed Harris). But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

Cast

  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Sebastian Stan
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Ed Harris
  • Diane Ladd
  • Linus Roache
  • Jeremy Irvine
  • Michael Imperioli
  • William Hurt

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, and William Hurt appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackson played Nick Fury, Stan played Bucky Barnes, and Hurt played Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross.
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Goofs

  • In the movie they show him wearing sergeant stripes when in fact he was an airman 1st class.
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Quotes

    • Carlton Stanton: Ah right.. priorities. I don't know how you do it; wife, kids... hamster.
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Great movie based on a true story. Good flow to the movie and kept my attention the whole time.

JN
Joseph N
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An inspiring convincing story of strength courage and devotion. A great cast, wonderful depictions of those involved

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Metacritic

100
Jan 23, 2020

There’s hardly a moment in this film that doesn’t feature at least one great actor in top form.

Metacritic review by Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
40
Jan 22, 2020

This Vietnam War-themed drama is one of the dullest films made about that oft-dramatized conflict.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
60
Jan 22, 2020

At its core, The Last Full Measure is a poignant reevaluation of gallantry and of how survivor’s guilt impacts those veterans whose lives were spared. It’s not without its flaws, and Robinson’s wobbly narrative bears much of the blame, but its emotional resonance will stay with you long afterward.

Metacritic review by Candice Frederick
Candice Frederick
TheWrap