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The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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A private 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.

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Shane Black (screenplay by), Shane Black (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Joe Hallenbeck
Damon Wayans ... Jimmy Dix
Chelsea Field ... Sarah Hallenbeck
Noble Willingham ... Sheldon Marcone
Taylor Negron ... Milo
Danielle Harris ... Darian Hallenbeck
Halle Berry ... Cory
Bruce McGill ... Mike Matthews
Badja Djola ... Alley Thug
Kim Coates ... Chet
Chelcie Ross ... Senator Baynard
Joe Santos ... Bessalo
Clarence Felder ... McCaskey
Tony Longo ... Big Ray Walton
Frank Collison ... Pablo
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Danielle Harris, who played Bruce Willis' daughter, said in a 2018 interview that this is still one of her favorites roles. See more »

Goofs

When the red convertible goes down the hill during the chase, the windshield is alternately missing/intact between shots. 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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Alternate Versions

When the film aired on TV1 in New Zealand in mid 2010s, all the 'F' words in the film were bleeped out. See more »

Connections

References Flash Gordon (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Friday Night's A Great Night 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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One of the best in its field!
24 March 2005 | by wilfredsagenSee all my reviews

Before commenting on the movie itself I would like to explain my position on "judging" movies (since I'm a newbie here). Namely - IMHO, one has to analyze the "how", not the "what". Meaning - if you, for instance, compare this movie to a, for example, Pasolini / Bertolucci / Tarkovski / Whoever-else, you won't get far. There's no way to choose between a melon and a steak - one is a main course, another is dessert. Now then, all I gotta say on the actual movie is: an excellent specie of a purely commercial entertainment for grown-ups with a lot of kid stuff inside. The advantages and limitations of the genre - which is your typical action with a twist of comedy - are played on beautifully by the great action hero (who, IMHO, is also much more than that) Bruce Willis with his usual charisma and self-irony. Damon Wanes gives a very decent, even if a bit "afroamerican-comedy-club stereotype" performance, every note is in it's rightful place, though he is not as yet the actor we know from "Bamboozled". Danielle Harris is easy-going, natural and convincing as a teen daughter of the Last Boyscout. Chelsea Field is a bit shallow in this, your standard "wife". I think the role needed more "soulsearching". Taylor Negrin was too "cartoony" for my taste, a bit over the top, so didn't affect me as scary, which was obviously intended. The screenplay is fast, alive and has a good balance of drama/comedy, without rubbing our faces in either. Tony Scott keeps it interesting with his very own and unique visual style. On the whole - a highly enjoyable quality entertainment. WATCH IT - HAVE FUN!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,923,669, 15 December 1991

Gross USA:

$59,509,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,509,925
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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