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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.

Director:

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

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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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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harley Davidson et l'homme aux santiags See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$7,434,726
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft boneyard featured in one of the shootouts is the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base located in Arizona, and consists of over 2600 acres. The boneyard was also featured in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). 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

Harley Davidson: [after wishing Marlboro "Happy Birthday"] How does it feel to be an old man?
Marlboro: The older the bull, the stiffer the horn.
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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

References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Stop the World
Performed by The Screaming Jets
Written by Dave Gleeson (as Gleeson) / Paul Woseen (as Woseen)
The Screaming Jets appear courtesy of rooArt Records
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No gimmicks, just a fun movie
21 November 2001 | by Reel_entertainmentSee all my reviews

No big action stars here. Nor any super fantastic effects. Nope, it's just good, clean fun from start to finish. This is one of the reasons why 'Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man' is one of my fav movies. The casting is fine & the movies moves along well. Not to mention a great soundtrack to go along with it. When Harley comes back to town & finds out his favorite bar/hangout is going to close due to not being able to renew the lease, de realizes he has to do something about it. Him & his buddies decide to get the money, but robbing an armored truck. But that's when all the problems begin. Great fun!


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