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Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing

Bruce Willis as John Smith in Last Man Standing.

Bruce Willis as John Smith in Last Man Standing (1996).


Bruce Willis as John Smith, mysterious mob gun-for-hire

Texas, Summer 1931

Film: Last Man Standing
Release Date: September 20, 1996
Director: Walter Hill
Costume Designer: Dan Moore
Willis’ Costumer: Lori Stilson


Last Man Standing is one of many film adaptations of the classic “man-playing-two-corrupt-factions-against-the-other” story that originated in modern culture with Dashiell Hammett’s 1927 novel Red Harvest. The novel was loosely translated onto the screen for 1942’s The Glass Key and, soon, the story was soon standardized as a lone drifter of few words showing up in town, befriending a bartender, and taking on two criminal gangs. Continue reading