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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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Sarah Hallenbeck
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Sheldon Marcone
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Milo
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Mike Matthews
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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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Everyone had counted them out. But they're about to get back in the game. 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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This wasn't the first time that Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans co-starred together. They co-starred in Look Who's Talking Too (1990), voicing the thoughts of two toddlers. Willis voiced Mikey while Wayans voiced Eddie. See more »

Goofs

The senator's bodyguards shoot a single shot through the passenger window of the BMW, yet when it pulls into the parking space at the stadium and Jimmy gets out, you can see four bullet holes in the window. 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 Clerks (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Friday Night's A Great Time For Football
Written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Bill Medley
Courtesy of Curb Records
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Highly Implausible, but Very Entertaining
11 May 2005 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

One of those movies that strains plausibility to the breaking point, and beyond. However, Bruce Willis's down-on-his-luck, easy-going but tough-as-nails character makes this work. At least, in whatever alternate universe this stuff could possibly happen, anyway. The American Public is fed up with pro football?...yeah...right. Damon Wayans does not look or act like a seasoned professional quarterback, some of the football players look woefully out of shape and overweight, a prominent politician is a sexual psychopath, and nobody has a clue?. Hmmm...

Anyway, Willis's pull-up-a-chair, have-a-beer, guy-next-door character works, and makes this an enjoyable action movie. He is a tough guy when he needs to be, but yet is vulnerable in his relationships with his wife and daughter. He becomes a character that you root for.

Many of the other actors work well also, even in this cartoon plot. Not an award winner, but a decent enough way to spend a couple of hours.


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