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The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

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Milo
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Chet
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Senator Baynard
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Bessalo
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McCaskey
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Big Ray Walton
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Pablo
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A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They're two fallen heroes up against the gambling syndicate in pro sports. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for graphic violence and very strong language | See all certifications »

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13 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Den siste scouten  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$59,509,925 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At around seven minutes into the film, Fox Tower can be seen in the background. It was the building used as Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard (1988). See more »

Goofs

Around 01:22:33, when Joseph is landing, we can see that's not Bruce Willis, it's a stuntman. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Locker Room Kid: Billy Cole. Billy Cole.
Head Coach: The first half stunk! Open the holes up! Get in there like hogs! Like pigs!
Locker Room Kid: Billy Cole. You got a call on line three.
Head Coach: Let's go out there in this half and kick some butt! Let's get out of this town as a winner! I hate Cleveland!
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Referenced in The Nice Guys (2016) See more »

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I Wanna Be A Cowboy
Written by Brian Chatton, Nico Ramsden, Nick Richards and Jeff Seopardi
Performed by Boys Don't Cry
Courtesy of Microhits, Inc.
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they don't make action movies like this anymore...
10 December 2004 | by (Houston, Tx) – See all my reviews

In the early 90's, there was a definite, consistent presence in action movies: slow motion cinematography, wild gun-play, and funny one-liners. Granted, there are still some of those today (2004), but it just wasn't the same as back in the day. Now there are so many special effects in the current action films that it drowns out what used to be the great style of a "popcorn flick".

Die Hard paved the way for these type of movies, and some of the offspring of this did well and did not. The Last Boyscout was one that did well. This was a very intelligent and fun action/thriller/buddy-comedy that can still be enjoyed to this day. Tony Scott is the master of under-appreciated action movies in the 90's, such as this and True Romance.

My suggestion is to get a 6-pack, go rent this movie, sit back and enjoy the ride.


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