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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Don Johnson, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Baldwin, Tia Carrere, Chelsea Field, Giancarlo Esposito
director:
Simon Wincer
distributor:
MGM
author:
Don Michael Paul
genre:
ActionAdventure, Western

We gave it a D

As the product-filled title suggests, this is the story of two walking clichés: Harley (Mickey Rourke), a Road Warrior-biker type, and his drifter pal, Marlboro (Don Johnson), a Duke Wayne wannabe. Together these macho misfits pull off a heist to help a needy friend, only to find themselves caught in a showdown with organized crime. All the virile violence in this buddy picture is lackluster — we’ve seen these fights, chases, and shoot-outs before. Video further cramps the movie’s minimal style; the action ends up so packed it’s claustrophobic — when four leather-clad bad guys show up, their long black coats alone fill the entire screen. Harley Davidson, which stalled at the box office, is unlikely to rev up on video. D

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