The Last Boy Scout

Factual error: The football game at the end of the movie supposedly takes place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. However, the overhead shots after Milo is killed show that the endzone says "SAN DIEGO". The end zone paint is red, white, and blue. This footage was obviously shot in San Diego, most likely during the Holiday Bowl college football game, which is held in San Diego in mid-December. (01:36:30)

Factual error: When the black car lands upside down in the pool, you can see that it lands as if it were dropped straight down. The car should have hit the pool at an angle, for it was speeding off a hilltop at a very high rate of speed when it entered the pool. (01:18:35)

Factual error: In the final scene Dix is carrying a beer in the hand he just got shot in. After being shot in the palm of the hand there would be too much bone/ muscle trauma to be able to grip anything for quite a while, if ever. (01:34:15)


Factual error: C4 needs a detonator or blasting cap to explode, and so wouldn't go off from being shot in the trunk of Joe's car. You can even set it on fire and it will just burn slowly. (00:44:35)

Factual error: Senator Calvin Baynard orders police officers to arrest Joe Hallenbeck for crank calling him. In California, a person can only be arrested for a misdemeanor if caught in the act by law enforcement. At the time, harassment (unless it was a threat) by telephone was only a misdemeanor. In 1996 it became a felony due to the passing of the Telecommunications Act Of 1996 signed into law by then-president Bill Clinton. (01:36:59)

Continuity mistake: Watch the Mustang blow up at the beginning of the movie. It looks to be about an 88 GT convert. When it is shown after the explosion it changes to an 86. Two completely different looking cars. Check out the headlamps. (00:17:50)

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Mike Matthews: How long have we been friends?
Joe Hallenbeck: I'd say roughly until you started banging my wife.

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Question: At what point does the suitcase with the money in it get placed in the trunk of the White BMW? It's clear that when Hallenbeck and Jimmy are running out of the rich white guy's house and take his car, you can see Jimmy putting the (money) briefcase in the car with him, and at no time in the trunk. Then, when they get back with the other briefcase containing the bomb, Jimmy also puts this case in the car with him, in the backseat. So when did anybody put the money briefcase in the trunk?

Answer: You're right, I reviewed the clip. You see Joe holding the briefcase and Jimmy run out of the rich man's house, then get directly into his car. At no time do you see him putting the briefcase anywhere. It's most likely a bad editing job.

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