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The Harder They Come (1972)

R 02/08/1973 (US) CrimeDramaMusic 1h 43m

With a Piece in His Hand He Takes on the Man!


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.

  1. Perry Henzell

    Director, Writer

  2. Trevor D. Rhone


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  1. Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff

    Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin

  2. Janet Bartley


  3. Carl Bradshaw


  4. Ras Daniel Hartman


  5. Basil Keane


  6. Bob Charlton


  7. Winston Stona

    Detective Ray Jones

  8. Lucia White


  9. Volair Johnson

    Pushcart Boy

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