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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.

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Jimmy Jiles
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Lulu Daniels
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Two lone riders and childhood friends, the rough and silent Harley Davidson and the ragged sun-baked cowboy Marlboro, assemble once more when they learn that their favourite hangout and the place where they grew up, the notorious Rock 'n' Roll Bar and Grill is facing imminent foreclosure. For this reason, against the preposterous demands for a new contract, the two lifelong buddies in unflinching determination to win back the bar, they will decide to hold up the corrupt bank's armoured car, unbeknownst to them that its cargo is not money but a new lethal and highly experimental street drug: the Crystal Dream. Now the bank wants it back and they are unstoppable. Is everything lost for Harley and Marlboro, the two well-meaning but amateurish thieves? Written by Nick Riganas

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marlboro | drugs | bar | biker | cowboy | See All (153) »

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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23 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos duros sobre ruedas  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,231,000 (USA) (25 August 1991)

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$7,434,726 (USA)
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"Die Hardest V" Billboard about 10 minutes in. See more »

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A radio tracking device shown in the film would not be powerful enough to send a signal for more than a few miles. While this was an adequate range during an early bar scene, it would have been inadequate for scenes later in the film when the protagonists are shown to be miles away from a major urban area. See more »

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Harley Davidson: We're gonna jump.
Marlboro: Are you out of your fuckin' mind?
Harley Davidson: C'mon, it's the only way.
Marlboro: Uh-uh.
Harley Davidson: You're gonna get shot up here.
Marlboro: Well, you're gonna get squashed down there.
Harley Davidson: I'd rather be squashed than shot.
Marlboro: Not me.
Harley Davidson: Fine, then.
[punches Marlboro]
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What Will I Tell My Heart
Performed by Vanessa Williams
Written by Peter Tinturin (as Tinturin), Irving Gordon (as Gordon) & Jack Lawrence (as Lawrence)
Vanessa Williams appears courtesy of Wing/PolyGram Records
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Guilty? Sort of. A pleasure? Indubitably!
21 August 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is my ultimate guilty pleasure. All my critical faculties tell me it's a trashy action flick with no particular value. But critical faculties don't mean a thing when chemistry is as kinetic as that between Rourke and Johnson, who for my money have Newman and Redford beat by a mile in one of the best "buddy" teamings ever. Moreover, the movie is beautifully cast down the line and the pace is always great. Everything from the costuming of the lead characters to the atmosphere in the bar to the performances by Tom Sizemore and Daniel Baldwin are right on target. But mainly it's Johnson and Rourke's connection that makes the movie. They're terrific. I've seen this movie several times and it never loses me for an instant. Yeah!


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