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The Harder They Come

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  • Wed, Jul 24

Director: Perry Henzell Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 1972

Starring: Basil Keane, Carl Bradshaw, Janet Bartley, Jimmy Cliff, Ras Daniel Hartman

Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, “The Harder They Come,” but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton, soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status. Meanwhile, his record is topping the charts.

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