In the trailer for THE LAST FULL MEASURE, we’re given an impassioned account of the true-life actions 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 the bloodiest battle 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.
Directed and written by LONELY HEARTS helmer Todd Robinson, THE LAST FULL MEASURE aims to celebrate the bravery and selfless actions of a bonafide war hero. In addition to highlighting Pitsenbarger’s heroism, the film also exposes a grotesque conspiracy within the United States government, that resulted in American soldiers fighting against one another in a hail of gunfire and confusion.
Starring alongside Sebastian Stan in this potentially gripping war epic are Christopher Plummer, William Hurt with Ed Harris and Samuel L. Jackson. Meanwhile, the film co-stars Peter Fonda, LisaGay Hamilton, Jeremy Irvine, Diane Ladd, Amy Madigan, Linus Roache, John Savage, Alison Sudol and Bradley Whitford.
You can also check out the new poster for Robinson’s upcoming film below.
THE LAST FULL MEASURE will be deployed into theaters on January 17, 2020.