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The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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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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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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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 USA:

$7,923,669, 15 December 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,509,925
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2.35 : 1
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In the original script, the entire third act was set on water. Also, Hallenbeck's grudge with Senator Baynard was completely different from the movie. In the script, Hallenbeck was working security for the Baynard family when Louis Baynard, President Baynard's son, kills a mother and her child in a drunken car accident. When Hallenbeck refuses to cover for the President's son, they plant half a kilo of crack in his house. Louis Baynard was also a villain in the script, and in the end, both he and his father die. See more »

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When the thugs prepare to throw Jimmy Dix over the side of the bridge, they drag him to the rail facing forward. In the next shot, he's turned around the other way and falls back-first onto the car hood. See more »

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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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Highly Implausible, but Very Entertaining
11 May 2005 | by 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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