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The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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An 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.

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Tony Scott

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Shane Black (story), Greg Hicks (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den siste scouten See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$59,509,925
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Eszterhas was so incensed by news that the film's script sale dethroned his rank as highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood that he committed himself to reclaim his mantle with a new work. The resulting work, which paid him $3 million, nearly doubling Shane Black's $1.75 million sale for The Last Boy Scout, was Basic Instinct (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Joe and Jimmy are leaving the police station, Joe pulls out a cigarette which become automatically lit in the next shot. 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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"Touch me again and I kill you..."
1 September 2005 | by martoforeverSee 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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