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Harley and the Davidsons

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Entertaining docudrama about America's famous motorcycle.

Movie NR 2016 246 minutes
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This miniseries offers an entertaining account of the beginnings of American motorcycle culture. It successfully weaves the history of the Harley Davidson bike and the company, with partly imagined personal stories of three of its co-founders. But the life of the fourth co-founder, older brother William Davidson (played by Daniel Coonan), isn't fully fleshed out, leaving a gap in the narrative.

Nonetheless, history buffs will appreciate how HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS articulates the way modern invention and global events contribute to the practical and cultural role Harley Davidson has played in the U.S. for more than a century. Motorcycle lovers will enjoy the chronicling of the bike's original enhancements, including the V-Twin engine, a chain drive, and the step starter. But regardless of why you tune in, what you'll find is a story that celebrates the spirit of American entrepreneurship.

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