“I prayed for a miracle, one came,” a voice can be heard in the first trailer for the Vietnam war drama “The Last Full Measure.”
The film, due out in January, is based on the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), an Air Force medic who put the lives of over 60 of his fellow soldiers above his own in the ultimate sacrifice. The film picks up 20 years later with a request that he receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
While investigating the inquiry put in by Pitsenbarger’s commanding officer (William Hurt) and his parents (Christopher Plummer and Diane Ladd), Pentagon aide Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) soon uncovers a major conspiracy behind decades of the war hero being denied the honor. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” William Hurt’s character declares.
Also starring repeat Stern Show guest Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, and the late Peter Fonda as veterans who witnessed the medic’s act of extreme bravery, the film was written and directed by Todd Robinson.
“The Last Full Measure” hits theaters Jan. 24, 2020.