The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

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.

Director: Perry Henzell
Casts: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Basil Keane, Bob Charlton, Winston Stona, Lucia White, Volair Johnson, Beverly Anderson, Clover Lewis
Countrys: Jamaica

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Other Information

Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.0 4,705 1972-09-01 103

Crew Information

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
ProducerPerry HenzellProducerJeff Scheftel
Executive ProducerChris BlackwellMusicJimmy Cliff
MusicDesmond DekkerMusicThe Slickers
DirectorPerry HenzellWriterPerry Henzell
WriterTrevor D. Rhone

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