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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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Simon Wincer
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,200,549, 25 August 1991

Gross USA:

$7,434,726

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,434,726
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

The LAPD motorcycle officer who stops the Marlboro Man is clearly out of uniform. Her clothing consists of a skintight shiny leather riding suit, a non-standard motorcycle helmet and high heel riding boots. She also doesn't remove her full face helmet which would limit or impair her peripheral vision. See more »

Quotes

Guard: [Harley and Marlboro are robbing an armoured car] Who are you guys?
Marlboro: Well, he's Harley Davidson, and I'm the Marlboro Man.
Guard: You look like a bunch of two-bit hoods to me.
Harley Davidson: [the car's trunk explodes] Now does that look like the work of two-bit hoods?
Guard: Yeah. Pros would've used my keys.
[Harley and Marlboro look at each other]
Harley Davidson: Well, he likes to blow things up.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Guilty Pleasures - 1992 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

Best Fun I ever had watching this as a kid!

Harley and The Marlboro man are your typical western heroes in this. Kind of like Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Is this one of the last great B Movies to made and they say that this didn't do anything good for Mickey Rourke's career. That is true but that doesn't make it a bad film. It's as straight as it is going to get as far as storytelling goes. Harley goes back to his hometown after two years to see his best friend The Marlboro Man played by Don Johnson and to see the place where he grew up is under the threat of closure and has to come up with $2 million to save it. He rustles up all his old pals including the Marlboro Man to rob the bank and of course it goes al horribly wrong and realise the people they stole from are actually the people they need to pay the $2 million dollars to, so it doesn't get much simpler than that really.

You have your thrills and chills during the movie but the characters that are brought to life through Rourke and Johnson make this film all the worth while as there are some incredible exciting action sequences. There is also some nice tender moments between the two main characters were they share each thoughts on the philosophy of life which also makes this intruding to watch.

Do not expect a masterpiece or the best action comedy ever. I think it is worthy of that title but others won't and never will but this is a good story of friendship and is a lot better than most B-movies which come your way these days.


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