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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

With a Piece in His Hand He Takes on the Man!Sep. 01, 1972Jamaica103 Min.R
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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.

The Harder They Come
The Harder They Come
Original title The Harder They Come
IMDb Rating 6.9 6,002 votes
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Jimmy Cliff isIvanhoe
Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin
Basil Keane isPreacher
Winston Stona isDetective Ray Jones
Detective Ray Jones
Volair Johnson isPushcart Boy
Pushcart Boy