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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Last Boy Scout 1991 * * * Stars

picture is of the movie the last boy scoutDirector: Tony Scott
Year: 1991
Rated R
Rating: * * * Stars
Cast: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans

After the enormous success of 1988's Die Hard, Bruce Willis continued to flaunt his tough guy, anti-hero persona in The Last Boy Scout. As Mr. five-o-clock shadow Joe Hallenbeck, he teams up with comedian Damon Wayans (James Alexander Dix) to solve the murder of Dix's girlfriend all the while taking down a crooked football team owner. Wayans plays a has-been quarterback and Willis plays a once fallen secret service agent.

With Brucie all guns blazing and at his macho best, this is one gritty, down and dirty action flick that almost defines him more than all the Die Hards combined. There's plenty of great one liners (eat your heart out Schwarzenegger) and stuff blowing up so just sit back, grab some popcorn, and hold on. Oh, and watch for the final, violent showdown at the L.A. Coliseum between Hallenbeck and villain Milo (played by Taylor Negron who actually announces himself as the bad guy). It gives new meaning to the term, "if I get out of this I swear I'm gonna dance a jig." You'll know what I mean if you check your brain at the door and let the chaos spill onto the screen. Tony Scott directed, nuff said.

Written by Jesse Burleson 

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