The Last Boy Scout

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Chelsea Field as Det. Sgt. 'Peck' Peckham
Danielle Harris as Angela
Halle Berry as Nina
James Gandolfini as Kenny Kane
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23.976 fps
105 min
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Reviewed by tomgillespie2002 7 / 10 / 10

They just don't make 'em like this anymore

Tony Scott's The Last Boy Scout arrived at a time when the macho action thrillers popularised in the 1980's were starting to die out. This, combined with its odd Christmas-time release, meant that the film would go on to underwhelm at the box-office, although it would prove a hit in the rental market and reignite Bruce Willis' action career after the failure of Hudson Hawk. It also took a beating from critics, many voicing their displeasure at the foul-mouthed dialogue and particularly brutal violence. It's a shame really, as looking back, The Last Boy Scout really represents the pinnacle of this overly masculine sub-genre, even though it arrived at a time when audiences were growing tired with it. Yes, it's preposterous, crude and slightly misogynistic, but it's also funny, clever and features screenwriter Shane Black at his most quotable best. The movie begins with making a mockery of American Football's televised musical intros, before diving right into the thick of the action on a particularly dark and rainy night. Running back Billy Cole (Tae Bo guru Billy Blanks) is having a great night on the field before outside pressures and a hit of PCP lead him to shoot up half of the opposition before turning the gun on himself. Deadbeat private investigator Joe Hallenback (Bruce Willis) is acting as a bodyguard for young stripper Cory (Halle Berry), whilst dealing with his own marital problems in a cheating wife and brat daughter. When Cory is killed, her boyfriend - disgraced former quarterback Jimmy Dix (Damon Wayans) - finds himself reluctantly buddying up with Joe to slowly unravel a conspiracy that may expose corruption on a massive scale, and offer an explanation for Billy Cole's mysterious suicide. Their snooping isn't appreciated however, and they soon find themselves the target of a criminal gang desperate to cover their tracks and see their plan through to the end. The Last Boy Scout was famously dogged by production problems, where producer Joel Silver was often cited as the cause of it all. Silver and Willis allegedly took over production, forcing Scott to film scenes he didn't approve of and altering Black's script so much that the finally story barely resembled his original idea. Scott would take revenge in his next film True Romance, where the role of a controlling, cocaine-fuelled producer was modelled on Silver. On top of everything else, Willis and Wayans hated each other. Impressively, these troubles somehow can't be seen in the final product. The chemistry between the two leads is one of the movie's strongest suits, and the plot unravels coherently with more car chases and shoot-outs than you could ever hope for. Scott shoots the film with a glossy commercial aesthetic that works well in the context of the tacky world the film is looking to expose. But the real winner here was Black, who pocketed a cool $1.75 million for his efforts after suffering a setback in his personal life. Despite the changes, this still has the writer's fingerprints all over it, even eclipsing what is undoubtedly his most popular work, Lethal Weapon. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.

Reviewed by A 7 / 10 / 10

Every time you see a quarterback throw in a movie it looks like his arm is moving too quickly to be real....

Great idea to use this over opening credits. Thee are no marching bands in pro football. Great jerk into "reality" from upbeat music to drenching. You would not see that many umbrellas at the stadium. Who is running towards Billy Cole after that?! And how are there so many police with shotguns that quickly?! Great scene with punks. His door lock is tremendously tall. The get what they deserve :) That looks like a house not an office. Worst positive affirmation. Is that Ray Weinstein? I think Joe is funny :) All that time as a PI on Moonlighting paid off. Ooo. Mike makes such a serious face. He didn't like that. He is a professional. Go to hell #@D#@! At least Sarah yelled for Joe. One great interaction after anther... Joe and Corey, Joe and Jimmy... Joe and Goons. She changes outfits extremely quick. $2.25 for cigatettes? That did not age well. Not only are cigarettes way more expensive, but they are almost nonexistent nowadays. Nice aim with the glass. That wasn't planned... it just worked out. ... Joe and the leather pants... Always love the raster on the overturned TV. Polaroid! It got dark quick. Jake's handler is Milo's protege. Lethal Weapon! Cool within cool. I like how Joe pauses for the crash from the ice cream impact to complete. That's adult-ish to say "down the hall, first door on your right". Slightly forced to have Jimmy buying a paper. Fantastic face in reaction to the approaching car. Let Joe have one minute without calamity! No one is gonna want to buy Joe's house. ...Joe and Chet... Which becomes creepy... Chet's "corpse" is a beautiful choice of words. Several dogs in this movie. That's worth a point. Did this movie have stock in C4? Hell of a kick Darien. Sorry Jimmy, you misspelled bomb and boom. F-u Baynard. The guy's helping you up and you shove him. Go to hell! That helicopter got there quick! I'm always surprised by how much of the blade entry they show. Greatest dancing scene on film. F-u again Baynard. He just saved your life. Billy Cole is Billy Blanks! Wow! Milo is the greatest villain. Using full names is such a charming and sometimes irritating quirk. Still a great movie for many reasons... And I'm not just saying that because I am an Eagle Scout. Highly re-watchable. Highly quotable. And could do well on MST3K... how many great movies can do that.

Reviewed by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviews 7 / 10 / 10

"You even look at her funny, I'll stick an umbrella up your ass and open it."

Football is ravaged by scandals. "No heroes left". Can Sarcastaball be far off? Disgraced player Jimmy(Wayans, funny, and charming if not as easy-going as other roles of his) is insulted that "outside protection" is hired by his girlfriend Cory(Berry, sultry, sweet). As such, he gets off on the wrong foot with former Secret Serviceman Joe(Willis, washed-up). Well, most people do. He gets no respect. Not from his ex-colleagues, his wife, daughter, etc. Both leads are down-on-their-luck losers who are still tough, bad-ass guys. And they're going to have to start trusting each other, even if they don't want to. For the woman they are to keep safe. This is a classic, an excellent buddy comedy. I don't think Robert Rodriguez watched very much of this before he decided Bruce should play Hartigan. Heck, maybe Miller watched this before he wrote it. Not sure why he didn't go with Halle for Nancy. Then again, nobody knows why he went with Jessica Alba. But I digress. This has 102 f-words, that's an average of 1 per minute of this 1 hour, 41 minute movie. Or 37 if you don't count the end credits. And I loved every second. There is a ton of machismo in this. Several shootouts and explosions. Dozens of deaths, including stand-out ones for a select few. Tons of violence inflicted and/or threatened. It's very clearly directed by Tony Scott(with his inimitable style, its visual flair), and written by Shane Black(countless quotable quips. Memorable pairs of goons). This is realistic on drugs, football and gambling. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys action flicks. 7/10

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