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|Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man|
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin, Giancarlo Esposito
Director: Simon Wincer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
"Hotly staged bike chases" (Variety), state-of-the-art weaponry and "excellent explosions" (Hollywood Drama-Logue) form a deadly combination in this "lively" (Los Angeles Times) action film about a couple of modern-day, mo... more »
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"Bon Jovi sings over the opening credits. Heavy on the heavy metal, chopper hogs and chrome fetishes. Loud motorcycles and pole-dancing strip clubs. Even the convenience store clerk is drop dead gorgeous. Loud guns, bar fights, big explosions and high speed chases.
HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN is one of those testosterone loaded guy flicks that more or less defies criticism. Set in the near future - 1996 (the movie was released in 1991) - Mickey Rourke plays Harley Davidson and Don Johnson plays Marlboro Man, a pair of hard-living buddies who find themselves in possession of $2.5 million worth of `crystal dream,' a street drug that its owner, sleazy banker Tom Sizemore, will go to great lengths to get back. He sends heavily-armed and kevlar armored Daniel Baldwin and his gang of identically clad goons to retrieve the stuff.
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Best film i ever watch in television
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(5 out of 5 stars)
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One of Those Must Haves...
Robert Hill | Northern Virginia | 12/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, I actually saw this movie at the theater. Anyone else out there? I loved it then, and I love it now.
I'm a big fan of Mickey Rourke, and this is my favorite role of his (a close second is SIN CITY). Is there one guy out there that wouldn't love to trade places on that great bike of his for at least an hour? Too cool; he was the only pick to make that role as believable as the script could carry.
Next is Don Johnson. I personally think the guy is a shmuck, but he's great in this role. As a buddy movie, he was the perfect compliment to Rourke. And he provides some of the best lines of the film.
The supporting characters are also great, with Tom Sizemore (who makes great military and home porn flicks, and beats his girlfriends), Big John Studd (of pro wrestling fame), Daniel Baldwin (before he got fat), Tia Carrera (before WAYNE'S WORLD), and of course a gorgeous Vanessa Williams (the real hottie of this movie).
The script and acting overall may be suspect (especially that little twerp Giancarlo Esposito), but who cares...it's lots of violence, hotties, and action.
Bottomline is that this is one of the best movies for guys that like movies, and a must-have for the film collection."
'Modern Classic' and the Hard Road of Life
VideoPhile | Central Coast, California United States | 06/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a much deeper more evolved movie than most realize at first glance. On the surface, its a simple action adventure movie about the little guy vs. the BIG corporation. It has enough action in it to satisfy the action movie buff many times over with everything from exploding motorcycles to jumping off of rooftops. On a more subtle level, character development is strong and quick. The internal demons that haunt Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) and the Marlboro Man (Don Johnson) are very real bringing these characters to life. Their moral dilemmas and loyalty to themselves, each other and their friends are believable. The movie does take the 'action' movie formula: Good Guys versus Bad Guys but includes an element often not seen in 'classic action' movies where the good guys actually have flaws. This movie is more 'classical' in that respect where the villian is the villian, but the good guy isn't perfect. For a comparative type movie, 'The Replacement Killers' is a good example: Action Movie where the 'good guys' aren't necessarily all that good but 'Do the Right' thing. Another way to view it would be 'Robin Hood' meets the 21st Century. This is must have 'Classic' of eighties film making. Amazingly deep dialog for an 'action' movie. It includes excellent cameo performances by Chelsea Field, Vanessa Williams, and Tia Carrera. The last three lines of the movie are classic in themselves: Harley: 'Hey, where you headed?', Girl: 'Nowhere Special.', Harley: 'Get on, I'll take you there'."