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Set in the then-future of 1996, Harley Davidson meets a life long friend, a cowboy who is nicknamed The Marlboro Man and they later plan a bank robbery to help save their friend's bar from being foreclosed 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, 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 assassins hunt for Harley and Marlboro, and the film continues to details their attempts to escape with their lives.

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Set in the then-future of 1996, Harley Davidson meets a life long friend, a cowboy who is nicknamed The Marlboro Man and they later plan a bank robbery to help save their friend's bar from being foreclosed 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, 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 assassins hunt for Harley and Marlboro, and the film continues to details detail their attempts to escape with their lives.


* YourCheatingHeart: Both heroes are involved in adultery. Harley had an (offscreen) fling with Lulu prior to the start of the story which resulted in Jack (then her boyfriend and currently her husband) ready to murder him for it, while Marlboro spends a night with his old flame Virginia, whom he finds out midway through is engaged.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: All of the heroes have them: Jose Cuervo, Virginia Slim, Jack Daniels... one of the last lines of the film is a rodeo VA saying Marlboro's real name ("Robert T. Ellison", not bad for a cowboy). We never find out if "Harley Davidson" is Harley's actual name or a nickname.

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* CorporateWarfare: [[RobbingTheMobBank Unfortunately]] [[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime for our heroes]], it turns out that the World Bank has a team of hitmen at its beck and call to secretly (and [[MultipleGunshotDeath brutally]]) eliminate thieves. Said hitman squad is equipped with [[CoolGuns top-of-the-line weapons]] and [[BadassLongcoat armored longcoats]], and although they don't end up using it (but [[BuyThemOff our heroes do]]), the helicopter that takes them around [[GunshipRescue has a concealed minigun]].


* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Marlboro Man's name (Robert T. Ellison) is thrown by a rodeo announcer in a quick line at the very end of the film. He's the only character that gets his real name said on-screen (unless we are to believe Harley's name ''is'' "Harley Davidson").

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Marlboro Man's name (Robert T. Ellison) is thrown by a rodeo announcer in a quick line at the very end of the film. He's the only titular character that gets his real name said on-screen (unless we are to believe Harley's name ''is'' "Harley Davidson").


* TheAllegedCar: Marlboro's first bike that we see him own in the film has a very faulty ignition. After Harley and Marlboro take turns testing [[HandCannon the Desert Eagle]] Harley gifts the latter "putting the bike down", Marlboro goes and steals the bike of the man who took his girlfriend. We also have a rare case of The Alleged ''Shoes'' in Marlboro's cowbow boots.

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* TheAllegedCar: Marlboro's first bike that we see him own in the film has a very faulty ignition. After Harley and Marlboro take turns testing [[HandCannon the Desert Eagle]] Harley gifts the latter "putting the bike down", Marlboro goes and steals the bike of the man who took his girlfriend.girlfriend Virginia. We also have a rare case of The Alleged ''Shoes'' in Marlboro's cowbow boots.

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* TheAllegedCar: Marlboro's first bike that we see him own in the film has a very faulty ignition. After Harley and Marlboro take turns testing [[HandCannon the Desert Eagle]] Harley gifts the latter "putting the bike down", Marlboro goes and steals the bike of the man who took his girlfriend. We also have a rare case of The Alleged ''Shoes'' in Marlboro's cowbow boots.

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* UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime: The idea was to steal an armored truck, and that is what was accomplished. Unfortunately, instead of cash, the gang stole a multi-million-dollar load of the hot new drug on the street, because the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive bank turns out to be its top distributor]]. The result: the bank sends its secret group of assassins to get the gang.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Jack Daniels, the gigantic biker that can pick up Harley and toss him around like a rag doll, turns out to be this to his wife Lulu. When he pulls a BigDamnHeroes entrance by [[MolotovTruck using his bike as an impromptu Molotov]] during the heist, he tells his friends he's ''not'' looking forward to explaining to Lulu what happened to his bike.


%%* GunshipRescue: Tom the chopper pilot rescues our heroes when they're about to be shot by Chance's guards in the climax... By tearing apart Chance's office with his helicopter's built-in minigun.

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%%* * GunshipRescue: Tom the chopper pilot rescues our heroes when they're about to be shot by Chance's guards in the climax... By tearing apart Chance's office with his helicopter's built-in minigun.



* NiceHat: Marlboro, natch.

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* NiceHat: Marlboro, natch. It's a nice white Stetson.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Marlboro Man's name (Robert T. Ellison) is thrown by a rodeo announcer in a quick line at the very end of the film. He's the only character that gets his real name said on-screen (unless we are to believe Harley's name ''is'' "Harley Davidson").



%%* ThrowAwayGuns

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%%* ThrowAwayGuns* ThrowAwayGuns: Harley tosses his shotgun at a guard during the heist to distract him as he's charging at him (which makes Marlboro admonish him over it), and in the final confrontation Marlboro solves the problem of Chance being unarmed (he doesn't wants to shoot an unarmed man, you see) by tossing him an empty Desert Eagle and then charging at him.


* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: [[TheDragon Alexander]] tries this when he captures Marlboro. Subverted when Harley attempts to take out the baddie with a well-placed shot, but is such a poor marksman he just ends up [[CrowningMomentOfFunny shooting Marlboro in the shoulder]].

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* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: [[TheDragon Alexander]] tries this when he captures Marlboro. Subverted when Harley attempts to take out the baddie with a well-placed shot, but is such a poor marksman he just ends up [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments shooting Marlboro in the shoulder]].


* SexySecretary: Chance's secretary Kimiko, as played by Tia Carrere.

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* SexySecretary: Chance's secretary Kimiko, as played by Tia Carrere.Creator/TiaCarrere.


* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: A billboard is shown advertising [[DieHard Die Hardest V]].

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* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: A billboard is shown advertising [[DieHard [[Franchise/DieHard Die Hardest V]].

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* CrapsackWorld: Being set TwentyMinutesInTheFuture, it features several motifs consistent with that trope, including protagonists who are rebellious anti-heroes, corrupt businessmen who operate without any civil oversight, increased crime rates (with police not acting either due to corruption, disinterest or being overwhelmed), new designer drugs, skyrocketing cost-of-living and the entire city of Burbank razed and turned into an airport.


* BadassLongcoat: The villains all wear long black coats that not only conceal the assault rifles they carry, but are also BULLETPROOF.

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* BadassLongcoat: The villains all wear long black coats that not only conceal the assault rifles they carry, but are also BULLETPROOF.[[note]]Mostly. The first two mooks are killed by a spray of machine gun fire at relatively close range (though it might have been an accidental headshot) and a shotgun blast (though again, might be due to pellet spray hitting the head). The remaining three, however, all explicitly require headshots to take down.[[/note]]

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