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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  23 August 1991 (USA)
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The tough biker Harley and his no less tough cowboy friend Marlboro learn that an old friend of theirs will lose his bar, because a bank wants to build a new complex there and demands 2.5 ... See full summary »

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The tough biker Harley and his no less tough cowboy friend Marlboro learn that an old friend of theirs will lose his bar, because a bank wants to build a new complex there and demands 2.5 million dollars for a new contract in advance. Harley and Marlboro decide to help him by robbing the corrupt bank. Unfortunately they rob the wrong safety transport and get hold of an amount of a new synthetic drug. Now they are targeted both by criminal bankers and killers of the drug mob. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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drugs | marlboro | biker | cowboy | bar | See more »

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When the going gets tough... the tough take the law into their own hands.


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Rated R for violence, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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23 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,434,726 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 14th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1991. See more »

Goofs

The Ruger Super Blackhawk .454 can deliver a 250 grain (16 g) bullet with a muzzle velocity of over 1900 feet per second (580 m/s), developing more than 2000 ft·lbf (2.7 KJ) of energy. Marlboro Man's shoulder that Harley shot him in would have been blown clean off (to paraphrase Inspector Callahan), not leave him going, "You shot me!" See more »

Quotes

Marlboro: My old man told me, before he left this shitty world, never chase buses or women, you'll always be left behind.
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Connections

References Hondo (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

The Better Part of Me
Performed by Vanessa Williams
Written by Derek Bramble & Jimmy Scott
Vanessa Williams appears courtesy of Wing/PolyGram Records
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Bikers With Hearts Of Gold
25 September 2005 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Two biking buddies team up to help a friend save his L.A. nightclub from an evil banker who wants to replace the beloved bar with an impersonal high-rise. The ensuing plot has the two bikers repeatedly confronting the banker's cold blooded, robotic henchmen, who make quite a fashion statement with their slicked-back hair, their blank faces, and their irritatingly hip, long black coats. The numerous confrontations between the two bikers and the thugs culminate in explosions, fights, and gunfire.

The story is standard Hollywood fluff, aimed at kids, young boys in particular. Except for the unique "airplane graveyard" setting, the plot is mostly a dud. Fortunately, the characterizations of the two leads rescue the film from banality.

Harley (Mickey Rourke) and Marlboro (Don Johnson), swagger, posture, and strut their macho stuff, as you would expect, for two bikers. They swear. They fight. And, of course, they follow the babes. Underneath the public toughness, however, are two nonconformists, and each has his own brand of insecurity. And, they have a conscience. They want to do the right thing. It is this textured characterization of Harley and Marlboro that makes the film worth watching, especially in the first twenty-five minutes, before the action plot interferes.

The is a working man's movie ... with all the gritty realism of urban street life. The film's first half features some good cinematography, sultry music and atmosphere, great production design, and costumes suitable for the most hip biker bar. The best approach to this film is to ignore the silly action plot, and focus instead on Harley and Marlboro, and their unorthodox outlook on life.


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