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The Harder They Come

Seminal Jamaican drama about a country boy who heads for Kingston hoping to make it as a singer - but his musical career only begins to take off when he turns to a life of crime. His first record only becomes a hit when he has to go on the run as a cop killer and folk hero. Featuring a reggae soundtrack with songs from Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and Desmond Dekker.

Release date:

1 hour, 39 minutes

Last on

Sat 29 Oct 2016 23:30
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
Ivan MartinJimmy Cliff
ElsaJanet Bartley
JoseCarl Bradshaw
PedroRas Daniel Hartman
PreacherBasil Keane
HiltonBob Charlton
Detective Ray JonesWinston Stona
MotherLucia White
DirectorPerry Henzell
WriterTrevor Rhone
WriterPerry Henzell