Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Infobox Film
name = Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man


caption = promotional poster for "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man"
amg_id = 1:21590
imdb_id = 0102005
writer = Don Michael Paul
starring = Mickey Rourke
Don Johnson
Chelsea Field
Tom Sizemore
Vanessa Williams
director = Simon Wincer
producer = Jere Henshaw
cinematography = David Eggby
editing = Corky Ehlers
distributor = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
released = August 23, 1991
runtime = 98 minutes
language = English
country = USA
music = Basil Poledouris
awards =
budget = $23,000,000 (estimated)
gross = $7,434,726 (USA) (sub-total)
$586,187 (Australia) (sub-total)

"Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" is a 1991 action film, starring Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson. The film was written by Don Michael Paul and directed by Simon Wincer.

The film was a critical and financial failure, garnering many negative reviews and earning just over $7,000,000 at the domestic box office, although it does have a cult following. The budget was estimated at $23,000,000.

Tagline: "When the going gets tough... the tough take the law into their own hands."

Plot

Set in the then-future of 1996, Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) is in a motel in Texas when he hears about a dangerous new street drug named "Crystal Dream" on the radio. The significance of this street drug does not arise again until later in the film. Harley then meets a friend, a cowboy nicknamed The Marlboro Man (Don Johnson) and they plan a bank robbery to help save their friend's bar from being torn down and replaced with a skyscraper. However, after they rob a bank's armored car, they discover the cargo they stole is the designer drug "Crystal Dream", not money. Chance Wilder (Tom Sizemore), who is a bank president involved in drug dealing, demands the return of the drugs. A series of increasingly deadly encounters ensue as heavily-armed hitmen hunt for Harley and Marlboro. The movie is known for a scene where Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" is played to an extended scene of Rourke travelling across the country on his Harley Davidson with desert scenery.

Trivia

The characters in the film are named after Harley-Davidson (motor-cycle brand), Marlboro (cigarette), Virginia Slim (cigarette) - as well as Jack Daniel's & Old Grand-Dad, both whiskies. The character Jimmy was named after Jimi Hendrix, whom he resembles.

Some references are made in this movie to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", such as the scene where the Marlboro Man is doing trick shots and where he and Harley jump from a hotel rooftop into a pool.

On Harley Davidson's left sleeve of his jacket, it has the initials "SRV", the initials of American blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, and MCB for Motorcycle Boy.

The Motorcycle he rides in the movie is probably the second most famous movie bike in history besides the Captain America bike. It is known as black death 3. Gene Thomason, Dave Fournier, and Allan Barsi from Bartel's Harley Davidson built the bike from a drawing that Mickey had placed on a cocktail napkin. The original bike was a 1989 FXRS. It went under extensive work to transform it to the bike you see in the movie. Two bikes were built for the movie. One was Mickey's and the other was a stunt bike. Chuck Zito currently has Mickey's bike from the movie.

Big John Studd of WWF fame appeared in the film; this was his last film role before he died in 1995.

While living in Los Angeles Director Simon Winsor used to enjoy listening to radio personality Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton on KIISFM. This is where he got the idea of giving the role to Hamilton to play the DJ.

Despite all the references to Los Angeles in the movie, most of the filming was done in and around Tucson, Arizona.

Cast

* Mickey Rourke .... Harley Davidson
* Don Johnson .... Robert T. Anderson, The Marlboro Man
* Chelsea Field .... Virginia Slim
* Tia Carrere .... Kimiko
* Tom Sizemore .... Chance Wilder
* Daniel Baldwin .... Alexander
* Big John Studd .... Jack Daniel
* Julius Harris .... Old Man
* Vanessa Williams....Lulu Daniels
* Giancarlo Esposito .... Jimmy Jiles
* Robert Ginty .... Thom
* Eloy Casados .... Jose
* Jordan Lund .... Armored car guard
* Steve Tannen .... Armored car guard
* Kelly Hu .... Suzi
* Branscombe Richmond .... Big Indian
* Sven-Ole Thorsen .... David
* Stan Ivar .... Jake McAlister
* James Nardini .... Punk with Gun
* Brenan T. Baird .... Punk with Knife
* Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton .... Plays Himself / Radio Personality
* Theresa San-Nicholas .... Hitchhiker

External links

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