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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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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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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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$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$59,509,925 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Released in U.S. theaters the day before the one-year anniversary of the day that Look Who's Talking Too (1990) was released in U.S. theaters. This film also starred Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans as buddies, although they simply provided the voices of two characters. See more »

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Joe's cigarettes disappear and reappear between shots throughout the film. 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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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"Touch me again and I kill you..."
1 September 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

It's been 14 years since Tony Scott's The Last Boyscout was released and it was not a major hit at the box office.

Too bad.

Still, this guilty pleasure is one of funniest action movies ever made. The movie starts with the rocky (and cheesy) theme "Friday Night is A Great Night For Football" sung by Bill Medley. You can't top that way to begin a movie.

But then Scott surprises us again. the opening sequence, where a football player is going to use any way possible to score a touchdown, is breath taking too. Enter Joe Hallenback (Willis) and Jimmy Dix (Wayans) two fallen heroes. One, a detective, the other an ex pro of the Stallion's league. The mob is there too, gamble, money, bets, a murdered young girl and big explosions. All of this wrapped up in a great story, which I won't spoil. This film is one of Tarantino's favorites. It's full of one liners and classic scenes. Violent and graphic. "Touch me again and I kill you..." says Willis' character to one of the gangsters. You should see the result. Written by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) you've got a guarantee you're going to have a great time. Taylor Negron is great as Milo, the villain, a young and beautiful Halle Berry is Kory a girl that knows too much, the sexy Chelsea Field is Hallenback's wife and Danielle Harris is her daughter a great characters that nearly steals the show.

This is not an "art" movie. It's pure entertainment, an excellent flick. Is anything better than that?


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