SummaryA country boy who travels to Kingston to make it big as a reggae singer is ruthlessly exploited, first by his employer, then by the producer of his hit record. At last he becomes a pot-pushing desperado in an effort to live up to the code of his favorite movie heroes.
Reggae musicians -- Jamaica -- Drama.
Reggae music -- Jamaica.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, CA :Xenon Pictures,2006
|Edition||Film & soundtrack special ed.|
|Other Titles|| Jimmy Cliff in The harder they come : original soundtrack recording.
screenwriter, film producer, film director.
Rhone, Trevor D., 1940-2009, screenwriter.
Cliff, Jimmy, actor.
Bartley, Janet, actor.
Bradshaw, Carl, actor.
Hartman, Ras Daniel, actor.
Charlton, Bobby, actor.
International Films, production company.
Xenon Pictures, publisher.
Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Bobby Charlton.
Photography, David MacDonald, Peter Jessop, Franklyn St. Juste ; editor, John Victor-Smith, Richard White, Reicland Anderson ; art director, Sally Henzell.
MPAA rating: R.
In Jamaican English with optional English subtitles.
Title from videodisc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Accompanying compact disc, Jimmy Cliff in The harder they come : original soundtrack recording, previously issued in 2001 as Island: 314 586 158-2.
Special features: "One and all: the phenomenon of The harder they come" and "Hard Road to Travel: the making of the harder they come" featurettes; interviews with Jimmy Cliff, Arthur Gorson, and director Perry Henzell; slide show, "The wild side of paradise"; "The harder they come" music video; exclusive preview of Perry Hezell's "No place like home".
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen 16x9; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo., 5.1 surround or original mono.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)