Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
|Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Simon Wincer|
|Produced by||Missy Alpern (associate producer)
Jere Henshaw (producer)
Don Michael Paul (co-producer)
Donald L. West (line producer) (as Donald West)
|Written by||Don Michael Paul|
|Music by||Basil Poledouris|
|Editing by||Corky Ehlers|
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Box office||$7,434,726 (United States)|
The film was a critical and financial failure, earning only $7 million at the domestic box office (the budget was estimated at $23 million) and has a 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It became somewhat of a cult classic following its release to video. It promoted a "male biker" stereotype.
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 lifelong friend, a cowboy who is nicknamed The Marlboro Man (Don Johnson) and they later plan a bank robbery to help save their friend's bar from being foreclosed 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 assassins (who work for the bank) hunt for Harley and Marlboro.
- Mickey Rourke as Harley Davidson
- Don Johnson as The Marlboro Man (Robert Lee Anderson)
- Chelsea Field as Virginia Slim
- Daniel Baldwin as Alexander
- Giancarlo Esposito as Jimmy Jiles
- Vanessa Williams as Lulu Daniels
- Tom Sizemore as Chance Wilder
- Tia Carrere as Kimiko
- Big John Studd as Jack Daniels
- Julius Harris as "The Old Man" Jiles
- Eloy Casados as Jose Cuervo
- Kelly Hu as Suzi
- Robert Ginty as Thom
- Branscombe Richmond as Big Indian
- Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton as Himself (Radio Personality)
- Theresa San-Nicholas as Hitchhiker
- Jordan Lund as Guard
- Steve Tannen as Guard
- Sven-Ole Thorsen as David
- Stan Ivar as Jake McAllister
- James Nardini as Punk with Gun
- Brenan T. Baird as Punk with Knife
|Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man|
|Soundtrack album by various artists|
|Genre||Rock, Hard rock|
|1.||"Long Way from Home"||Loyd Neil Carswell||Copperhead||7:15|
|2.||"The Bigger They Come"||Frampton, Marriot, John Regan||Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott||4:26|
|3.||"Tower of Love" (from the album Roadhouse, 1991)||Paul Jackson, Richard Day, Frank Noon||Roadhouse||3:56|
|4.||"I Mess Around" (from the album Shooting Gallery, 1991)||Billy G. Bang, Andy McCoy||Shooting Gallery||4:19|
|5.||"Wild Obsession" (from the album Hollywood Vampires, 1991)||Mick Cripps, Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, Kelly Nickels, Steve Riley||L.A. Guns||4:14|
|6.||"C'mon" (from the album All for One, 1991)||Dave Gleeson, Richard Lara||The Screaming Jets||2:48|
|7.||"Let's Work Together"||Wilbert Harrison||The Kentucky Headhunters||2:14|
|8.||"Hardline"||Tom Kimmel, Dennis Morgan||Waylon Jennings||4:09|
|9.||"Ride with Me"||Dean Davidson||Blackeyed Susan||5:10|
|10.||"What Will I Tell My Heart?" (from the album The Comfort Zone, 1991)||Peter Tinturin, Irving Gordon, Jack Lawrence||Vanessa Williams||4:15|
Other songs in the film, but not included on the soundtrack are "Stop the World" by The Screaming Jets, "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi, and "Work to Do" and "The Better Part of Me" by Vanessa Williams.
- "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Rollin, Bernard E (2006). Harley-Davidson and Philosophy. Open Court. p. 174. ISBN 0-8126-9595-X.
- "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Harley Davidson, Marlboro' . . . Lively but Ludicrous". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
- Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman (1991-08-30). "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Review". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man at the Internet Movie Database
- Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man at Biker Cinema
- Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man at allmovie