The Last Boy Scout

Plot hole: In the beginning of the movie Mike calls Joe's office. Mike thought Joe was in Las Vegas, but he finds out he is back in LA. Joe comes back home to find out that Mike is having an affair with his wife. Mike had plenty of time to leave the house before Joe got there.

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Suggested correction: Except Mike didn't think Joe was going to come home, especially if Joe was back in town but at his office. Plus Joe told Mike he'd meet him at Mike's office in an hour. So Mike took a shower to get ready. Not to mention he was sleeping with his friend's wife, so he wasn't making the best decisions to begin with.


I don't know about that. I just know that if you are having an affair with your friend's wife and your friend is Joe Hallenbeck and if there is a slight chance he might go home. You don't wait around to find out.

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)

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Plot hole: Marcone goes out into the parking lot, notices the white BMW, and then proceeds to shoot out the rear passenger window. Two problems with this scene, firstly, the front window is now perfectly intact when previously it was shot at during the limo chase, and secondly, Willis' character didn't even lock the car up, Marcones shooting of the window makes little sense with people around, which notably don't react to the shots at all. (01:21:05 - 01:31:15)

Continuity mistake: When Mike's white car gets blown up, it spins in the air and lands the opposite way around, but in a following shot the car has now moved back to facing the same way it did before it blew up. (00:18:00)


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Continuity mistake: The whole car lands in the swimming pool, with the back end stuck up in the air and the front end down because of the weight of the engine. A couple of shots later with Darian and the pool owner on the phone, the car is now sat up on its front end, which is now propped up on the side of the pool. (01:18:55 - 01:19:45)


Revealing mistake: When Mike Matthews' car explodes, it's a dummy in the car, not a person.

Jimmy Dix: Ray, if we go any faster we're gonna travel back in time.

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