What if you could take a journey that would change your ordinary life from mild into a wild, freewheeling adventure? In WILD HOGS, Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy -star as a group of weekend-warrior friends who decide to rev up their ho-hum suburban lives with one last-hurrah, cross-country motorcycle trip.
The original script and log line featured the HELLS ANGELS but was later revised to the DEL FUEGOS, because… …In March 2006, the Hells Angels sued Walt Disney Co. for allegedly engaging in trademark infringement. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of California alleges that the film uses both the name and distinctive logo of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corp. without permission. Tagline: “A lot can happen on the road to nowhere.” Bill Macy had to learn to ride a bike: "These are big-ass bikes, and when they start to tip over, they're going. I don't care if you're Arnold Schwarzenegger-you're not going to be able to correct it when it hits the tipping point." Did you know?
CAST MARTIN LAWRENCE (Bobby Davis) TIM ALLEN (Doug Madsen) JOHN TRAVOLTA (Woody Stevens) WILLIAM H. MACE (Dudley Frank)
Back in the "Easy Rider" heyday of the Harley, hitting the road on a motorcycle, destination unknown, was considered the ultimate outlaw act of freedom, rebellion and "cool." Today, however, the average motorcycle rider provides a rather different picture- because the average motorcycle rider is a suburban male on a weekend cruise around town! These are the so-called "weekend warriors," who jump on their "hogs" at the end of the workweek, hoping to find even a flash of that free spirit that still burns beneath their everyday roles as daddies, bosses and breadwinners.
But what would happen if a group of suburbanites actually fired up their growling engines, donned their leathers, straddled the gleaming chrome and truly tried to hit the open road- ready for whatever outrageous situations that might come their way?
Four suburbanite men from Cincinnati who share in common a feeling of being stuck in their day to day lives and a Harley hobby: Doug (ALLEN), a dentist with such an inferiority complex, he always introduces himself as a doctor; Woody (TRAVOLTA), the group's seeming "golden boy," a wealthy, charismatic businessman who looks like one of life's big winners-but whose secret troubles are about to catch up with him; Bobby (LAWRENCE) a hen-pecked husband and plumber-on-hiatus who just took a year off to try, unsuccessfully, to become a writer; and Dudley (MACY), a computer-geek bachelor with a knack for always finding himself in embarrassing situations.
As the movie progresses there are subtle revelations on how the characters are being transformed as their cross-country trip ensues. The movie begins muted in their day to day lives and then breaks out into very vivid and alive adventures "I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” --Jesus Christ “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” --Arthur Ashe “Even with the best of maps and instruments, we can never fully chart our journeys.” --Gail Pool “We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths... and tell the world the glories of our journey.” --John Hope Franklin THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE JOURNEY
THE JOURNEY TO NEW LIFE! They had suffered! Tim Allen plays the one whose wife treats him childishly, John Travolta plays the one who has been dumped, Martin Lawrence has the bossy wife, and William H. Macy, the nerdy one, is scared silly by women. They just needed a break! A new life! And the best way to do that is to “journey.” There are moments in life when, as philosopher Vernon Howard put it, “You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay your journey... Leave, depart, if not physically, then mentally. Go your own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last.” You take that leap of faith. Just thinking about your journey will not take you even a single step. You need to do it. And that journey will transform you.
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13 It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. --Vince Lombardi A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. --Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC) We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. --Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,