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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

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. They rob the Bank transport and get hold of an amount of a new synthetic drug. Now they are targeted by criminal bankers. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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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.


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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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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,434,726 (USA)
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Trivia

The left sleeve of Harley's jacket has the initials "SRV" above the Roman numerals "MCMLVI-XC". It stands for "Stevie Ray Vaughan 1956-90", though Vaughan was actually born in 1954. See more »

Goofs

There is a patch on the jacket Harley (Rourke) wears, that appears and disappears throughout the movie. It's on the front lower right side. It is there when he's standing outside their friends' bar with Marlboro, it's gone when they are inside. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

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C'mon
Performed by The Screaming Jets
Written by Dave Gleeson (as Gleeson) & Richard Lara (as Lara)
The Screaming Jets appear courtesy of rooArt 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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