Sunday, August 30, 2009
HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN (1991) (Motorcycle Movies Part IV)
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.