The Harder They Come

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"With a Piece in His Hand He Takes on the Man!"
  • R
  • 1972
  • 2 hr
  • 6.9  (5,711)

This musical crime story stars reggae musician Jimmy Cliff as Ivanhoe Martin, a singer who travels from the United States to Jamaica to pursue his musical career. Once in Kingston, Martin resorts to crimes, some petty and some not so petty, to makes ends meet as he struggles to get his musical career off the ground. The film is notable not so much for its plot or performances, which the consensus holds to acceptable at best, but for its soundtrack, which is often credited with bringing reggae to a broader North American audience in the early 1970s. The film was directed by Perry Henzell.

The Harder They Come
The Harder They Come (Clean Trailer)
The Harder They Come (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 12 sec

The Harder They Come
The Harder They Come

Trailer - 2 min 12 sec

The Harder They Come (Teaser)
The Harder They Come (Teaser)

Trailer - 30 sec

The Harder They Come (Music Video)
The Harder They Come (Music Video)

Trailer - 3 min 30 sec

Description
This musical crime story stars reggae musician Jimmy Cliff as Ivanhoe Martin, a singer who travels from the United States to Jamaica to pursue his musical career. Once in Kingston, Martin resorts to crimes, some petty and some not so petty, to makes ends meet as he struggles to get his musical career off the ground. The film is notable not so much for its plot or performances, which the consensus holds to acceptable at best, but for its soundtrack, which is often credited with bringing reggae to a broader North American audience in the early 1970s. The film was directed by Perry Henzell.

The Harder They Come is a 1972 crime movie with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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  • Release Date
    1972
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (5,711)