Watch: The Last Boy Scout 1991 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of a pro football team.
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I think this classic Tony Scott actioner with Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans just gets better and better when it gets older. I mean the film is nearly 30 years old and I have seen it at least a dozen of times and yet it managed to entertain me and fully packed Cinemadrome screening!It is written by Shane Black and I have to admit that this is Shane Black at his shaneblackest. The jokes are constant and witty and Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans make a great onscreen buddy couple. Not to mention great cavalcade of bad guys. If 80’s and 90’s action is your cup of tea, this is definitely something you need to see!
You know, for a dancer, he is one hell of a detective.
Written by Shane Black and directed by Tony Scott, it’s not the biggest surprise in the world to find that “The Last Boy Scout” is full of high octane action and serious one liners. Plot has Bruce Willis as a private detective whose protected female witness (Halle Berry) is murdered, prompting him and the victim’s boyfriend – a disgraced gridiron star (Damon Wayans) – to investigate the crime together and all roads lead to the higher echelons of American Football.
There’s shades of “Die Hard” here, but really it’s unfair to simply put it in the cash in on an action classic genre. Anyone who knows Shane Black’s career will know that plot is secondary to action and dialogue, more so when Tony Scott is on directing duties. This may actually be Black’s most under appreciated literary work (though it was a box office hit), his buddy buddy formula, that was so brilliantly realised with “Lethal Weapon”, really shines here – making it Wayans’ best work and Willis’ most laconic.
It’s all a bit blokey, meaning that unless the girls watching are in it for the stars alone, they are sure to be disappointed by the machismo washing over the female characters of the piece. But this is electrifying stuff, both visually and orally. It’s fun and thrilling, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride. 8/10
“Touch me again and I kill you…”
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.
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?
Solid – and profane – Bruce Willis vehicle
A typical crime thriller in the vein of many ’90s films, giving us clichéd characters and plenty of action, with little plot or character development. Despite having a predictable premise of two characters who initially hate each other, team up and grow to love one another, this film benefits from some good acting from Willis and Wayans. Willis plays the character role he was stuck with in the early ’90s, basically the washed-up alcoholic cop (talk about typecasting…), but he plays it very well indeed and frequently manages to be very funny. Wayans, on the other hand, gives a very compassionate and likable performance. The chemistry between the two actually works for a change and this makes the film, as a whole, a lot easier to bear.
The plot twists and turns for a bit while our heroes try to figure out who’s responsible for a murder of a friend while in the mean time avoid being killed. The action scenes come fast and violent – just the way I like them. There are plenty of impressive moments, such as Willis killing an opponent with just one punch, or a stunt where a car flies over a house before landing in a swimming pool. The only negative point in the film – aside from the unoriginality that is – was the excessive and laboured swearing, which seemed a bit forced (unlike in RESERVOIR DOGS, where it seemed at home). Stick around for the excellent climax which has Willis battling the chief villain on top of some scaffolding at a football game. Otherwise, this is solid entertainment, even if we have seen it all before.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (cut) (Germany)
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Director Tony Scott
Writer Shane Black, Greg Hicks
Actors Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels), Dolby (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (Opening Credits: Friday Night’s A Great Night For Football), 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,869 m (Sweden), 2,915 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)