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The Last Boy Scout (1991)

An LAPD detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

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Milo
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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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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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$7,923,669 (USA) (15 December 1991)

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$59,509,925 (USA)
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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 »

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The C4 that Joe hides in the trunk cannot be detonated by a gunshot. However it is possible that the bullet struck the detonator which depending on the model could be set off by the impact of the bullet. See more »

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[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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well written and directed
2 May 2005 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

We watched this on an encore channel and given it's mediocre 2 star rating and age of 14 years we didn't really expect much. First, we aren't connoisseurs of the action flick and maybe it's too uneven to please people who really dote on the genre. There are a couple of places where the plot is advanced without much pretext other than the need to cut to an exciting bit of action. And there are a couple of action scenes that a good editor would simply have cut.

But Willis and Wayans give energetic and nicely tuned performances. Chelsea Field is just perfect in a limited role as the detective's wife. The villains are far better drawn than the usual bunch of lazy thugs. And Danielle Harris steals the show as Darian Hallenbeck, the feisty and foul-mouthed 13 year old daughter. She grows during the film with barely an effort – by either writer or actor. A part written with great comic creativity. Really the best thing about a film that has a lot of imaginative lines and action moments.

And there are lots of places in this film where the writers give us lines that are head and shoulders above typical film dialog – and way, way beyond the norm for most action movies. A quick guess would be that there were a dozen places where a good line turned up instead of the usual clichés.


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