Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. ...
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Bill Harley and brothers Walter and Arthur Davidson found a motorcycle company in a shed behind the Davidson's home. But competition is fierce, and Walter has to put their fledgling business on the ...
Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. Walter, Arthur, and Bill cemented Harley-Davidson's reputation as a builder of bikes that go anywhere, can ride hard and ignore all the rules. It's a legacy that has endured over 100 years - and at the heart of the brand and its loyal riders.Written by
I don't know much about the history of motorcycles, though I did own a few when I was in my 20s. I wanted to see this movie because I grew up in Milwaukee and was hoping some effort had been made to situate the HD company in the history of the city.
There was none.
Instead, in between the clichéd melodrama - young Irish men drink and punch each other's lights out, all the while hurting the women in their lives - we got scenic views of countryside - and mountains! - that have never been found in or near Milwaukee.
I found it very suspect that there was no mention of the Harley Davidson Museum in the lengthy credits, nor of the Davidson family. How much of this movie actually has a basis in history? This movie might interest those who like early, primitive motorcycles. Other than that, I don't know whom it would appeal to.
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