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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson

Rated: R for language
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: August 23, 1991

Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson team up in this action-adventure movie. They play friends who try to avenge an old man who is being squeezed by a bank on his restaurant property. Instead of robbing the bank as intended, they mistakenly take a drug shipment meant for bad guys played by Tom Sizemore and Daniel Baldwin.

Directed by Simon (Phar Lap) Wincer, there is a lot of fighting and shooting, but the characters are vulgar and obnoxious, and you don't really care who wins.

Johnson is earnest in his attempt to carry off this ridiculous film, but Rourke is a surly as ever. Rourke, so promising in his early career (i.e. The Pope of Greenwich Village), hasn't made a good movie in years - Desperate Hours and Wild Orchid come to mid.

Next time, Johnson should team up with the motorcycle and leave Rourke at the nearest crossroads.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man  D   D                     D 

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