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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (104 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Xenon Pictures, 1974.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jimmy Cliff, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Winston Stona, Toots & The Maytals
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Xenon Pictures in 1974.
Summary, etc.:
Ivanhoe Martin (Jimmy Cliff) 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 (Bob Charlton), 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, all while his record is topping the charts.. "The definitive postcolonial cult-movie musical." - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice. "THE HARDER THEY COME is always exuberant, and sometimes strong, as casually surprising and effortlessly sinister as the blade sliding out of a gravity knife." - Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Motion pictures.
Genre: Classic Film
Feature films.

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