Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man Review

Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man
The tuff biker Harley and his no less tuff Cowboy friend Marlboro learn that an old friend of them will loose his bar, because a bank wants to build a new complex there and demands 2.5 million dollars for a new contract in advance. Harley and Marlboro decide to help him by robbing the corrupt bank.

by Kim Newman |
Published on
Release Date:

23 Aug 1991

Running Time:

98 minutes



Original Title:

Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man

Many a strange decision is made in Hollywood every day, but sometimes one comes along that’s more stranger than the rest. Someone obviously thought it would be a good idea to co-star Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson in a science fiction Western biker heist buddy movie, because here is just such an animal.

Set in the year 1996 when your high street bank are now pushing drugs as well as mortgages, this has Rourke as a battered biker and Johnson as a lonesome cowboy brawling, boozing, womanising and spouting philosophy as they rob armoured cars, jump off hotels, gun down baddies and whine at each other about how they’re the last real men in America.

This film was clearly an excuse for Johnson and Rourke to misbehave at the studio’s expense and it show’s through the obvious lack of effort put in by stars and director.

For a while, its crassness is amusing, but as the plot sets in, it gradually turns into a stultifying bore.
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