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
Actors: Adrian Robinson, Aston 'Bam' Winter, Basil Keane, Beverly Anderson, Bob Charlton, Bobby Loban, Carl Bradshaw, Carol Lawes, Clover Lewis, Don Topping, Ed 'Bim' Lewis, Elijah Chambers, Janet Bartley, Jimmy Cliff, Joanne Dunn, Karl Leslie, Lucia White, Prince Buster, Ras Daniel Hartman, Sandra Redwood, Toots Hibbert, Ula Fraser, Volair Johnson, Winston Stona
Duration: 103 min