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: There is a scene where Joe is shown taking a bullet for President Carter. The scene then shows Darian visiting Joe in the hospital after the shooting holding a picture that she drew for him. Darian looks to be about 6 or 7 years old, yet this film takes place in 1991, and she is supposed to be 13 in the movie. If she would have been 6 or 7 when Carter was in office, she would be well into her late teens by 1991. (01:02:55)

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Suggested correction: Presidents have Secret Service protection for life.

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)

More mistakes in The Last Boy Scout

Alley Thug: Wrong place, wrong time. Nothing personal.
Joe Hallenbeck: That's what you think. Last night I fucked your wife.
Alley Thug: Oh you did, hah? How'd you know it was my wife?
Joe Hallenbeck: She said her husband was a big pimp lookin' motherfucker with a hat.
Alley Thug: Oh, you're real cool for a guy about to take a bullet.
Joe Hallenbeck: After fucking your wife I'll take two.

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