The Harder They Come

1973 • 102 minutes
5.0
2 reviews
89%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring singer who leaves his rural village for the big city of Kingston, hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions on his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits young hopefuls. In desperation, the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan’s dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of both the pop charts... and the most-wanted lists.
5.0
2 reviews
Nikki Ismond
September 9, 2019
I remember watching this movie as a kid. I was born in 79'. My stepdad was Jamaican. Peter Tosh did well in his role. Life of a jamaican musician in those days.
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