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A poor jamaican, a 1970s anti-hero, tries to make a hit record but finds that payola rules.

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Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 202041585
UPC 000799432204
UPC 14 00000799432204
Format DVD
Release Date 8/22/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.66:1
Actors
Name Cliff,Jimmy
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Cast & Crew
Carl Bradshaw - Actor
Chris Blackwell - Executive Producer
Janet Barkley - Actor
Jimmy Cliff - Actor
Jimmy Cliff, et. al. - Original Music By
Perry Henzell - Producer
Perry Henzell - Director
Perry Henzell - Writer
Peter Jessop, et. al. - Cinematographer
Ras Daniel Hartman - Actor
Seicland Anderson, et. al. - Editor
Trevor D. Rhone - Writer
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Reggae's second-most important figure, singer Jimmy Cliff, is the film's star. He plays the character called Ivan Martin, a country boy who becomes a pop star and a legendary outlaw. In America, "The Harder They Come'' became a cult phenomenon, running for years on the midnight-movie circuit and spawning a soundtrack album that blazed a trail toward the mainstream for reggae...A cautionary gangster flick, a crude musical and a rags-to-riches yarn rolled into one, "The Harder They Come'' is director Perry Henzell's 1972 vision of emerging Jamaican identity.
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Reviewer James Sullivan
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Movie & Video Guide
Review Country-boy Cliff comes to Kingston to make it as a singer; ironically, it isn't until he turns to a life of crime that his record starts to climb the charts. Crude but powerful film almost single-handedly launched reggae music's popularity in America; still a major cult favorite. Terrific song score includes "You Can Get It If You Really Want," "Many Rivers to Cross," title tune.
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Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Cliff,Jimmy
Label Xenon/arena/praise/solar
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Christopher Null, FilmCritic.com ...a piece of Jamaicana...owns a unique place in cinematic history.
James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk ...a hard-hitting social drama with revolutionary political overtones...
Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies Entertaining...incredibly professional.

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