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WWII Vets on the Run in 'Last Man Club'

Four World War II veterans reunite for one final adventure in Last Man Club, available now on DVD, video on demand & all digital platforms. James McKrell stars as WWII veteran John "Eagle" Pennell in the biggest role in a long and varied career that's included appearances in dozens of movies, a stint hosting game shows in the '70s and more commercials than you could begin to count.

"Eagle" lives with his son's family and they're about to send him to a retirement home when he gets a letter from Pete (Barry Corbin, Northern Exposure and about a hundred other movies you've seen), one of the members of his WWII B-17 crew. Eagle takes off to visit Pete and picks up Romy, a mysterious young woman (Kate French) who's on the run from shadowy mob guys. Eagle and Romy pick up fellow B-17 crew member Will (William Morgan Sheppard) from his house trailer and head to a nursing home to rescue Grady (Richard Riehle, who played the memorable role of car accident survivor Tom Smykowski in Office Space). We've got a clip from that features their nursing home escape.

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It turns out the mob guys want to kill Romy and the movie shifts into high gear as a race against both the bad guys and the FBI as the crew tries to get to Pete. Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) make brief appearances but they're neither bad guys or Feds.

 

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The action in Last Man Club seems to be happening in the present but math (WWII service + 50-55 years) would suggest that it should be set in 1999 or maybe 2001. It's not a slick or polished movie but everyone's game and having a blast.

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