The Harder They Come

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The Harder They Come

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The Harder They Come

Release Date: September 01, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «With a Piece in His Hand He Takes on the Man!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   Xenon Pictures, International Films
Director    :   Perry Henzell
Producers    :   Perry Henzell, Jeff Scheftel, Chris Blackwell
Writers    :   Perry Henzell, Trevor D. Rhone
RunTime    :   103 mins.

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.

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