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The Harder They Come (1972)

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Starring (View all)
Jimmy Cliff Jimmy Cliff
Ivanhoe Ivan Martin
Janet Bartley Janet Bartley
Elsa
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw
Jose Smith
Ras Daniel Hartman Ras Daniel Hartman
Pedro
Basil Keane Basil Keane
Preacher
Bob Charlton Bob Charlton
Hilton
Winston Stona Winston Stona
Detective Ray Jones
Lucia White Lucia White
Mother


Written by
Perry Henzell Perry Henzell
(written by)
Trevor D. Rhone Trevor D. Rhone
(written by)


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A good movie

1 year ago at Jul 27 10:35
Since I’m a huge Reggae fan, of course, I had to watch this movie at some point. Eventually, 40 years later, it might look pretty cheap and since it was pretty much the very first movie of this kind ever produced in Jamaica, the directing and acting were sometimes rather weak due to some lack of experience. Still, it was a huge box-office hit when it was released in Jamaica. Indeed, it was focus... read more
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Release date: 5 August 1977
UPC: 715515010825
Tags: Music (6), Crime (6), Drama (6), Blaxploitation (5), Reggae (4), Jamaica (4), Murder (4), Poverty (4), Jamaican (4), Midnight Movie (3), 1972 (3), Music Industry (3), Police (3), Independent Film (3), Drug Dealer (3), Jail (3), Marijuana (2), Record (2), Knife Fight (2), Subtitled (2)
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A good movie

“Since I’m a huge Reggae fan, of course, I had to watch this movie at some point. Eventually, 40 years later, it might look pretty cheap and since it was pretty much the very first movie of this kind ever produced in Jamaica, the directing and acting were sometimes rather weak due to some lack of experience. Still, it was a huge box-office hit when it was released in Jamaica. Indeed, it was focusing on a black guy, speaking with the heavy Jamaican accent, going through some realistic hardship so it was highly recognizable for the local audience. You might argue that the plot was rather straightforward but the bleak and realistic approach was really neat. Furthermore, as any decent Reggae fan, I really loved the soundtrack with the major classic title song done by Jimmy Cliff himself,  wh” read more

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