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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

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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.


Simon Wincer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Harley Davidson
Don Johnson ... Marlboro
Chelsea Field ... Virginia Slim
Daniel Baldwin ... Alexander
Giancarlo Esposito ... Jimmy Jiles
Vanessa Williams ... Lulu Daniels
Robert Ginty ... Thom
Tia Carrere ... Kimiko
Julius Harris ... Old Man
Eloy Casados ... Jose
Big John Studd Big John Studd ... Jack Daniels
Tom Sizemore ... Chance Wilder
Mitzi Martin ... The Woman
Kelly Hu ... Suzie
James Nardini ... Punk with Gun


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Lots of Action, Lots of Bullets! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harley Davidson et l'homme aux santiags See more »


Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,231,000, 25 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tracking device that was used in the movie was a 1922 silver (peace) dollar. See more »


When the boys get caught behind the aircon unit on the roof, they would have been killed when Alexander and his goons opened fire. 5.56mm rounds would have penetrated the tin like it was cheese. See more »


Marlboro: Harley, if you were shootin' for shit you wouldn't get a whiff!
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 2 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of a butterfly knife. The cuts were waived for the 2003 MGM DVD release. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »


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Written by Mick Cripps (as M. Cripps), Tracii Guns (as T. Guns), Phil Lewis (as P. Lewis),
Kelly Nickels (as K. Nickels) & Steve Riley (as S. Riley)
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" I think I killed him using twelve dollars worth of bullets "
2 October 2009 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

It's not too far from anyone's life to believe there are friends, . . . and then there are Friends. This film illustrates the ladder. Two men, Harley Davidson and his partner the Marlboro Man, (Mickey Rourke & Don Johnson) reunite after a couple of year absence and discover their old life time mentor, (Julius Harris) is being evicted from a special nightclub. The club and its location has remained in the owner's hands for over thirty years. Therefore, unless, he can raise a couple of million dollars, he must vacate the property. With the help of other nightclub friends, they decide to raise the needed money by robbing the very bank which holds the mortgage. The bank job proves easy, however instead of bank money, the robbers learn they have stolen two million dollars of the latest, specialized but illegal drugs. The bank president assigns a special hit squad, led by 'Alexander' (Daniel Baldwin) to recover the drugs and dispose of the thieves. The film is very fast paced and there is no shortage of action, confrontation and physical violence. For anyone seeking a good old fashion, shoot-em-up gangster film, you are invited to this one.

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