The Last Boy Scout

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)

The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Bruce Willis is outside the bar waiting for Halle Berry, and he gets hit over the head with a baton. If you slow the shot down, you can see that the baton bends when clashing with his head. (00:25:20)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy finds the tape in the fake spray can, it's a micro cassette. Later, when they try to play it in the car, it magically changes to a standard audio cassette. (00:39:20)

wizard_of_gore Premium member
The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: On the freeway chase scene, when Jimmy Dix and Joe Hallenbeck are shot at, the window gets shattered by a bullet. In some later shots, the window is completely intact. (01:18:05)

The-Immortal

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)

The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When the three bad guys throw Jimmy Dix off of the road onto the car below, if you slow it down, you can see, it is not the actor but a stunt double. (00:56:50)

The-Immortal
The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Wayans and Willis are chasing the limo on the freeway, Wayans draws a picture of a bomb to hold up to the guys in the limo. He draws a large circle with about 6 lines coming out of it with the word "BOM" underneath it. When he holds the picture up at the window, there is only 1 line radiating from the circle. (01:20:40)

Continuity mistake: When Joe and Milo are up on the steel structure where the stadium lights are, just before Joe throws the bag of ammo over the edge, a sniper runs to the right in the background, then in a following shot, the sniper runs to the right again. It is the same sniper. (01:31:15)

The-Immortal
The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy Dix is in the bar, and says " to Alex the astronaut" he is holding the glass with his left hand. In the following shot he drinks it with his right, then it switches back to his left. (00:19:10)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: After Joe kills Chet by punching his nose up into his brain there is an instant cut and as Chet is collapsing to his knees, he already impossibly has a stream of blood running out of his ears all the way down to under his shirt collar.

Phaneron Premium member

Revealing mistake: After Hollenbeck has been tasered and dragged unconscious to the bad guys car, they open the door to put him in and lift him. Hollenbeck uses his right leg to step forward.

Continuity mistake: Big Ray Walston screams that his nose was broken, and has blood coming out of it, despite the fact that Jimmy Dix blatantly hit him in the forehead with a football. (00:12:00 - 01:25:10)

The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: Close to the end of the film when we see Joe in the woods with all the bad guys, he has his hand in the puppet that his daughter gave to him, now as the camera pans down from a wide shot, look to the right beyond the tree and there is a crewmember standing next to a red ladder, the shot is quick but very visible. (01:13:25)

The-Immortal
The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film where we see Joe and his best friend Mike standing outside of Joe's house, if you look Joe is standing in front of the tree and his car is parked in line with the tree, yet when Mike walks away and Joe turns around, the car is now parked almost in front of the tree, and Joe is standing behind the tree. (00:16:35)

The-Immortal
The Last Boy Scout mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Joe has been kidnapped, and then killed one of the bad guys, Milo says to Pablo, "Take the corpse out of here and fix Mr Hallenbeck a drink." Pablo is holding his gun in his right hand, but in the next wide shot Pablo is now holding his gun in his left hand. (01:03:10)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Joe and Jimmy are walking down a tunnel going to Marcone's office, several players are running down the tunnel, and then you hear the voice of the big guy (Jimmy broke his nose in the pool scene). Lots of players are running down the tunnel, yet when the big guy grabs him all you see are the players in the distance, when we should see loads more players running past Jimmy, Joe and the big guy. (01:21:35)

The-Immortal

Revealing mistake: This is when Joe finds out his wife is cheating on him and shoots their wedding photo. If the bullet hit the photo, where is the bullet hole? It shows that something other than a gun was used to destroy the frame in this shot. (00:16:40)

Continuity mistake: When Bruce Willis' daughter asks Damon Wayans to autograph his football card, he signs just his name. But when she looks at it the card reads 'To the daughter of the Last Boy Scout, Jimmy Wills', with perfect penmanship. There is no way he could have written all that. (00:58:00)

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)

EMTurbo

Continuity mistake: At the very end of the movie as Bruce Willis is talking to another character (I think its his wife I can't remember) the camera keeps switching between close-ups of Bruce Willis and the other character as each of them is speaking. Watch the cuts and bruises on Bruce Willis's face - each time the camera goes back to him the cuts and bruises very obviously change. They change between very severe damage to just slight scratches and light bruising.

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.

More quotes from The Last Boy Scout

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.