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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.

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Tony Scott

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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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The goal is to survive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Posledný skaut See more »

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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:

| (cut)

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

Danielle Harris and her character Darian Hallenbeck, have the same initials: DH. See more »

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During Milo's attempted assassination on the senator, the lens cap on his rifle's scope alternates from being off to on (most notably after Joe Hallenbeck throws his bag off the rig). 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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When the film aired on TV1 in New Zealand in mid 2010s, all the 'F' words in the film were bleeped out. See more »

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References Super Dave (1987) See more »

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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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well written and directed
2 May 2005 | by edmassSee 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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