First Glance: “The Last Full Measure”


In “The Last Full Measure” writer and director Todd Robinson digs into the inspiring true story of U.S. Air Force medic William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. He was a Vietnam veteran who is credited with saving the lives of over sixty men during one of the war’s bloodiest battles. When given the chance to take the last helicopter out, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to help the soldiers who remained.

Years later an officer at the Pentagon Scott Huffman (played by Sebastian Stan) is investigating Pitsenbarger’s service for the Congressional Medal of Honor. According to the new trailer Huffman uncovers a high-level military cover-up that puts his own distinguished reputation on the line. Some great names round out the cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Diane Ladd, and Peter Fonda among others.

“The Last Full Measure” is set to hit theaters January 17, 2020. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

6 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Last Full Measure”

    • You’re not wrong. Sometimes they can miss the mark. I’m pretty interested in this one though. I’ll give it a shot. The battlefield side of the story reminds me of Hacksaw Ridge.

  1. I like the cast but I’m not sure about this one. Those flashback scenes alone look off to me. I can’t put my finger on way.

    • I can understand where you’re coming from. I tend to like these types of true story adaptations but realize they sometimes miss their mark. I’ll give this one a shot.

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