The Last Boy Scout


1h 45m 1991

Brief Synopsis

In this entertaining early '90s classic, a former Secret Service agent teams up with a former pro-football star to solve the mysterious murder of his girlfriend. This is a must-see for any action-film aficionados. Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry, Taylor Negron and Chelsea Field.

Film Details

Also Known As
Den siste scouten, El Ășltimo boy scout, Last Boy Scout, Le Dernier Samaritain, dernier samaritain
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Sports
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

In this entertaining early '90s classic, a former Secret Service agent teams up with a former pro-football star to solve the mysterious murder of his girlfriend. This is a must-see for any action-film aficionados. Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry, Taylor Negron and Chelsea Field.

Crew

Jan H. Aaris

Special Effects

Paul Abascal

Hair Stylist

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunts

William R Aldridge

Special Effects

Dick Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Anderson

Set Decorator

Mike Anderson

Other

Pete Antico

Stunts

Jacki Arthur

Assistant Costume Designer

Wayne L Artman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Linda Arvidson

Stunts

Bub Asman

Sound Effects Editor

Bruce Babcock

Music Arranger

Howard Bachrach

Transportation Captain

Stuart Baird

Editor

James Barber

Assistant Camera Operator

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Jim Barr

Production Accountant

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Ken Bates

Stunts

Tom Beckert

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Bergman

Stunts

Sandy Berumen

Stunts

John Bettis

Song

Shane Black

From Story

Shane Black

Executive Producer

Shane Black

Story By

Shane Black

Screenplay

Michael Blaze

Props Assistant

Martin Bolger

Sound Mixer

Pat Boone

Song Performer

Matthew Booth

Apprentice

Steve Boyum

Stunts

Janet Brady

Stunts

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Gary Bruce

Song

Lindsey Buckingham

Song

Conrad Buff

Editing

John Cade

Stunts

Brian Callahan

Costumes

James D Camomile

Special Effects

Brian Chatton

Song

Rick Chavez

Props Assistant

Tony Ciccone

Apprentice

Richmond G Cogswell

Video Assist/Playback

Gil Combs

Stunts

John Connors

Assistant Camera Operator

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Sound Effects Editor

A C Cowlings

Technical Advisor

Monty Cox

Stunts

Cindy Daniels

Stunts

Dan Delgado

Lighting Technician

Vince Derosa

Soloist

Al Di Sarro

Special Effects Supervisor

Greg Dillon

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Dorff

Song

Lisa Dorney

Assistant

Marion Dougherty

Casting

Robert Doyle

Location Manager

Steven S Duncan

Transportation Captain

Chris Durand

Stunts

Scott Eddo

Makeup Artist

Curtis Schmerd Edge

Assistant Editor

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Robert Fernandez

Other

Karyn A Fields

Assistant

Spencer Franklin

Production Coordinator

Barbara Gandolfo-frady

Sound

Nancy Garber

Art Assistant

Michael A. Genne

Camera Operator

Philip Giffin

Music Arranger

Mark Goldblatt

Editor

Patrick Gordon

Special Effects

Robert R Graham

Special Effects

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Randy Hall

Stunts

Mark Helfrich

Editor

Robert Henderson

Sound Effects Editor

Greg Hicks

From Story

Greg Hicks

Story By

John Hinkle

Other

Sean Hobin

Assistant Director

Avis Hope

Apprentice

David M Horton

Sound Effects Editor

David L Horton

Foley Editor

Norman Howell

Stunts

Keii Johnston

Stunts

Barry Josephson

Executive Producer

Michael Kamen

Music Conductor

Michael Kamen

Music

Laura Lee Kasten

Production

William Krattiger

Rigging Gaffer

David E Larson

Dga Trainee

Ernest H Lauterio

Craft Service

Gene Lebell

Stunts

Chris Lebenzon

Editing

Donald J. Lee

Assistant Director

Michael Levy

Producer

Jim Lewis

Stunts

Captain Jack Lietzke

Transportation Coordinator

Eric Mansker

Stunts

Mike Marasco

Stunts

Sherry Marshall

Other

Darrin Martin

Sound

Frank Mathews

Lighting

Lauren Mathews-sweeney

Assistant Production Accountant

Stephen Mclaughlin

Music

Bill Medley

Song Performer

Michael Meinardus

Special Effects

Thomas Milano

Music Editor

Charnett Moffett

Music

Brian Morris

Production Designer

Michael A. Muscarella

Construction Coordinator

Kenneth Nishino

Assistant Camera Operator

Vanessa Norris

Assistant

Alan Oliney

Stunts

Albert Lloyd Olson

Music Arranger

Eric Orbom

Set Designer

Frank Orsatti

Stunts

John S Owens

Boom Operator

Michael Papac

Property Master

Jayme S Parker

Sound Effects Editor

Olivia L Patton

Production

Victor Paul

Stunts

Paul P Payette

Assistant

John Penotti

Production

Steve Perry

Unit Production Manager

Steve Perry

Coproducer

Charles Picerni

Stunt Coordinator

Chuck Picerni Jr.

Stunts

Paul Picerni

Stunts

Craig Pinckes

Production

Janice Polley

Location Manager

Jim Porter

Other

Darrell Pritchett

Special Effects

Alan Purwin

Stunts

Bob Putynkowski

Color Timer

Nico Ramsden

Song

Joe Ramsey

Special Effects Foreman

Chad Randall

Stunts

Dwight Raymond

Apprentice

Jennifer Reynolds-irvine

Production

Nick Richards

Song

Lisa Risen

Adr Editor

Dan Romero

Transportation Captain

Caroline Ross

Assistant Editor

Patrick Russ

Music Arranger

Ward T Russell

Dp/Cinematographer

Ward T Russell

Director Of Photography

William Rustic

Best Boy Grip

Jonathan Sacks

Music Arranger

Lorraine Salk

Assistant Editor

John Santini

Stunts

Lisanne Sartor

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nick Scarano

Costume Supervisor

Alan Schechter

Assistant

Michael L Schwake

Dolly Grip

Norman B Schwartz

Writer (Dialogue)

Norman B Schwartz

Screenplay

Dennis Seawright

Assistant Camera Operator

Andrew Sebok

Special Effects

Jeff Seopardi

Song

Corinne Sessarego

Adr Editor

Larry Shorts

Special Effects

John Shouse

Dialogue Editor

Joel Silver

Producer

Charmaine Nash Simmons

Costume Supervisor

James Skotchdopole

Assistant Director

Lori Stilson

Costumes

Kevin Stitt

Assistant Editor

Mike Tamburro

Stunts

Scott Thompson

Special Effects

P R Tooke

Script Supervisor

Tommy Trama

Stunts

Michael Tronick

Editing

Tierre Turner

Stunts

Marilyn Vance-straker

Costume Designer

Stephen Vaughan

Photography

Ed Villa

Props Assistant

Ciro Vuoso

Foreman

Theresa Wachter

Assistant Art Director

Debbie Wacker

Assistant

Christiaan Wagener

Art Director

Christian Adam Wagner

Editing

Brooke Henderson Ward

Sound

Brad Warnaar

Music Arranger

Louise Weber

Assistant

Rosemarie Wheeler

Adr Editor

George Wilbur

Stunts

Glenn Wilder

Stunts

Brian Witten

Assistant

Ellen Wong

Makeup Artist

William C Young

Key Grip

Chuck Zito

Stunts

Carmine Zozzora

Associate Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Den siste scouten, El Ășltimo boy scout, Last Boy Scout, Le Dernier Samaritain, dernier samaritain
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Sports
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Articles

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)


Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72.

Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others.

Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981).

By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama.

His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role.

In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson.

by Michael T. Toole
Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72. Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others. Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981). By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama. His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role. In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video April 15, 1992

Released in United States Winter December 13, 1991

Began shooting March 11, 1991.

Completed shooting mid June 1991.

The rights to Shane Black's screenplay were bought by Warner Bros for a reported $1,750,000.

Released in United States on Video April 15, 1992

Released in United States Winter December 13, 1991