In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic
Richard “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston)
and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) 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. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms
with shared experiences of the war that continue to shape their lives. Director Richard Linklater
and author Darryl Ponicsan collaborated on the screenplay which follows the trio as they wrestle
with the pangs of war both past and present.
You know what amazes me about you?
Well, it could be anything.
I'm a pretty amazing guy.
You turned the keys to your bar over to the guy who's asleep on your pool table.
And then you jump in your car and you drive me to hell and gone and you don't even know where we're going.
Ask the question.
Am I willing to surrender to God?
What the hell happened to Mueller the mauler?
First-class drinker, gambler.
I see we have some visitors amongst us here today.
We were in the service together with your pastor.
I haven't seen these men in decades.
They represent a dark period in my life.
That went down awfully quick.
I'm drinking for two, now that you've got old and boring.
Because of my son I came here, found you guys.
A year ago he joined the Corps, and then two days ago they told me that he'd been killed.
He's gonna be buried in Arlington, and I was wondering if you guys could come with me.
They sent him off to a godforsaken desert.
I'm taking Larry home.
With all due respect, sir, he deserves to lie at Arlington.
You're gonna take Doc back and try to make him fun.
You're cutting off your nose to spite your face?*
Did you look at these faces?
They've already been spited.
I thought we were going to a funeral.
We are going to a funeral.
It just looks like it's gonna take a little longer to get there.
What are you gonna do?
Strap the coffin to the roof of your car?
We could do that.
The thing that made Larry different from the rest of us, he had a happy childhood.
He said that?
If there's one minute that's not too terrible, I'd like to try to enjoy it.
His Holiness can hardly walk, let alone handle a big rig with a hydraulic lift.
This is a rental with an automatic transition.
You guys ready for an adventure?
What do you smell?
I love it, it's like the official scent of the city.
Things that come into your head and out of your mouth.
You worry too much.
That's why your hair went so gray.
Could you resist a man in this uniform?
I don't think I could.
Be there for your brothers.
That's all that really matters.
Get out of the way.
Okay, you wanna play?
You try to get me killed, I will bury your ass!
Mueller has arrived!
* cut off your nose to spite your face: 빈대 잡으려고 초가삼간 다 태운다, 교각살우, 누워서 침뱉기.