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Bad Movies: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

It’s better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool.

I love bad movies! Well, movies others think are bad anyway. I’ve watched Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man several times. I don’t own it but it’s available for streaming here and there (on VUDU free with ads at the moment) and I enjoy the action and back and forth between the two leads.

Mickey Rourke has been a favorite actor of mine since 9 1/2 Weeks, a completely different kind of movie, which was 50 Shades long before that movie came about.

Don Johnson is still a good actor nowadays and I still have a place for Sonny from Miami Vice in my head.

From the wiki:

The film was a critical and financial failure, earning only $7 million at the domestic box office (the budget was estimated at $23 million). It has since become aΒ cult classicΒ following its release to video.

Two guys who know each other so well that they don’t see each other for two years and fall right back in step. Men showing up and having each other’s backs because that’s just the way it is. This is part of why I love the movie.

The action and the violence gives it a decidedly 80s tone even though this film was made in 1991.

Reportedly Rourke says he felt like a sellout making this movie and that it started his decline into self loathing. It a quote but something I picked up from IMDB. Who knows?

I was glad to see him show up in The Expendables, another testosterone driven “your my friend, no your my brother” type film.

I’ll keep watching all these movies others deem as unworthy.

I came to be entertained not to experience an emotional change or some other fluff.

I ain’t here for a long time, I’m just here for a good time.

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