Road King goes to Hollywood – Part 1

With Harley-Davidson bikes its a bit like with Apple computers, you see them very well placed in most movies. I wonder what marketing budget gets burned for this effective advertisement.

The most famous actors in the Harley Davidson lineup are the Hydra Glide and the Fat Boy.

In Easy Rider, 1949, 1950 and 1952 Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide bikes were used, designed, rebuild, and based on hardtail frames and Panhead engines. The Fat Boy came to box office prominence through Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Terminator 2. A lesser known actor, occasionally chosen  for smaller roles, unfortunately often just visible in the background, is the Road King and Road King Classic.

On the well presentet site of imcdb.org you can search for your favorite car or bike in a movie or TV series. Here the first part of short presentations of the results for the Road King models over the years.

DUS (2005)

Siddhant Dheer lives a wealthy lifestyle with his brother, Shashank, and sister, Anu. Both Siddhant and Shashank work for India’s Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC), along with Aditya and Aditi. After interrogating a suspect named Altaf, they get information that terrorists are planning a major strike in Canada that may endanger 25000 lives during the month of May.

24 (TV series, 2001 – 2010)

In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Jack Bauer is the head of an elite team of CIA agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack’s strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold?

Deja Vu (2006)

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing?

Mustang Sally (2006)

The friends Josh Henderson, Mike, Luke, Toby and Ryan overhear the conversation of three bikers at a restaurant talking about the girls of the Mustang Sally’s brothel in Malawan. Together with their friend Seamus, they drive to the place to have sex. They are hosted by madam Mustang Sally who introduces her sexy girls: Caressa, Persuasion, Likilick, Kitten, Titianna and Tushalean. Things don’t turn out as planned, however.

Daybreak (TV Series, 2006)

Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he’s been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.

Rescue Me (TV Series, 2004-)

“Rescue Me” is a drama that centers on the inner workings of Engine 62, a New York City firehouse, and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world mostly centering on Tommy Gavin, a veteran firefighter whose life is in turmoil as he copes with the stresses and fears of his job as well the separation from his wife Janet.

Cuenta Atrás (TV series 2207-2008)

The direction has his own style, a really dynamic style. The cinematography is quite good (not the typical cinematography of a TV series). The music intensifies the scenes, filling them of action. The scripts aren’t the typical police stories. The stories are full of plot turns. You can’t imagine what will be the end of the chapter. It’s a hard TV series too, full of drama. The cast is quite good, emphasizing the actresses Teresa Hurtado de Ory and Bárbara Lennie.

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