All in all, 2.24 seconds were cut out via a total number of 2 cuts.
Runtime of the shorter version (without credits): 1:30:11 (PAL).
Runtime of the uncut version (without credits): 1:30:23 (PAL).
The time designations refer to the uncut version.
California in a lawless future: A ruthless banker tries to scare away the owner of the biker bar "Rock'n'Roll Bar & Grill" because he wants to build a new subsidiary at the same spot. Motorcycle freak Harley Davidson and his buddy - the Marlboro man - didn't need to be told twice to help their friend to save their favorite bar. Without hesitation they rob a money transporter. But instead of money they only find drugs inside the van. Logically, the banker is not amused and therefore starts hounding Harley and Marlboro.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) is a pretty mediocre action-comedy movie - the nonchalant actiong of the main actors Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson and the great soundtrack can't really compensate for the dull script. The action scenes are quite good but repetetive - most of the scenes are shootouts and (bar) fights. All in all, the movie is entertaining but does not stand out amongst other movies of the same genre.
According to melonfarmers.co.uk, the Theatrical Version and the VHS-release in the UK were relieved of two seconds. The reason for these cuts is a butterfly knife. However, the movie was released on DVD in 2003 - finally, British viewers are able to see the movie in it's uncensored version (also rated BBFC 15).
For this report, we compared the shortened VHS released by MGM/UA (BBFC 15) and the uncut German DVD released by MGM/20th Century Fox (FSK 16).
The DVD version begins with an information board.
The sequence where the Indio playfully equips his butterfly knife was cut out.
The Indio waves about his butterfly knife in front of Marlboro.
At the end of the movie the German DVD shows the MGM logo.
Flaws of the master were not regarded for this report.