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The Harder They Come (1972)

Directed by


Starring
Jimmy Cliff Jimmy Cliff
Ivanhoe Ivan Martin
Prince Buster Prince Buster
DJ at Dance
Franco Nero Franco Nero
Django


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


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A good movie

7 years, 10 months 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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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.
Release date: 14 April 1976
UPC: 715515010825
Tags: Music (5), Blaxploitation (5), Crime (5), Drama (5), Jamaica (4), Poverty (4), Reggae (4), Murder (4), Jamaican (4), Drug Dealer (3), Midnight Movie (3), Music Industry (3), Jail (3), 1972 (3), Independent Film (3), Police (3), Marijuana (2), Record (2), Cult Favorite (2), Singer (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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