"This is the '90s. You don't just go around punching people. You have to say something cool first."
— Joe Hallenbeck
The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 action film starring Bruce Willis as a former Secret Service agent, now working as a private detective, and Damon Wayans as a retired professional football player. The two join forces to solve the murder of Wayans' character’s girlfriend (played by the then-obscure Halle Berry). The entire film consists of often violent action scenes and an endless parade of one-liners.
Has the examples of:
Actually Pretty Funny: Hallenbeck distracts the man about to execute him by making him laugh at his "fat wife" jokes.
Bedroom Adultery Scene: Bruce Willis' character is introduced as the cuckolded husband in this scene... and as a cop, he correctly sniffs out that the other guy is hiding in the closet and nearly shoots him.
Bond One-Liner - The final scene of the movie has the Damon Wayans and Bruce Willis discussing future use of Bond One-Liners.
Bratty Teenage Daughter: Darian. However, she comes from an extremely troubled home so it's understandable (mostly).
Bribe Backfire: Subverted: The Senator rejects the villain's offer of a bribe and threatens to go to the police... because the bribe isn't large enough. The villain ends up deciding it'd just be cheaper to kill him.
Fire-Forged Friends: Joe and Jimmy started out rather ruff but they quickly becomes friends as the movie goes.
Friend to All Children: Despite his drug problems and short temper, Jimmy is remarkably good with kids, if Darian is any indication because they quickly bond with each other after a little friction.
Freudian Excuse: A lot of Jimmy's issues can be traced to the fact that his pregnant wife was hit and killed by a drunk driver, killing both her and the baby, while Jimmy was away playing one of his best games.
Gorn: Brutal moments punctuated by humor. There is a scene where Bruce Willis punches a guy's nose through brain. Also the infamous helicopter scene.
Honor Before Reason: Hallenbeck, who for all his world-weary self-loathing cynicism has an unflinching titanium core of honor deep within. At one point Jimmy lampshades this by pointing out that he is currently risking his life and his liberty to save the life of a man who unjustly got him fired and to avenge the death of a man who was sleeping with his wife and most likely tried to get him killed.
Your Cheating Heart: Gives us the Establishing Character Moment for Joe (the cuckoldee), Sarah (the wife), and Mike (the other guy). Joe is willing to put a bullet in his closet on the mere suspicion that Sarah is cheating...and he's right.