Perry Henzell

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is Ivan, a rural Jamaican musician who journeys to the city of Kingston in search of fame and fortune. Pushed to desperate circumstances by shady record producers and corrupt cops, he finally achieves notoriety—as a murderous outlaw. Boasting some of the greatest music ever produced in Jamaica, The Harder They Come brought the catchy and subversive rhythms of the Rastas to the U.S. in the early 1970s.

Film Info

  • Perry Henzell
  • United States
  • 1973
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #83

Special Features

  • Widescreen digital transfer, supervised by writer-director Perry Henzell
  • Audio commentary by Perry Henzell and star Jimmy Cliff
  • Exclusive video interview with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell
  • Illustrated bio-discographies on the film’s contributing musicians
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Cover based on a theatrical poster

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • Widescreen digital transfer, supervised by writer-director Perry Henzell
  • Audio commentary by Perry Henzell and star Jimmy Cliff
  • Exclusive video interview with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell
  • Illustrated bio-discographies on the film’s contributing musicians
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Cover based on a theatrical poster

The Harder They Come
Cast
Jimmy Cliff
Ivan
Janet Bartley
Elsa
Carl Bradshaw
Jose
Ras Daniel Hartman
Pedro
Basil Keane
Preacher
Robert Charlton
Hilton
Winston Stona
Detective
Credits
Director
Perry Henzell
Producer
Perry Henzell
Screenplay
Perry Henzell
Screenplay
Trevor D. Rhone
Art director
Sally Henzell
Assistant director
Robert Russell
Assistant director
Tony Straw
Production manager
Yvonne Jones
Editing
John Victor Smith
Editing
Reicland Anderson
Editing
Richard White
Sound
Bob Povey
Sound
Winston Rodney
Cameramen
David MacDonald
Cameramen
Peter Jessop
Cameramen
Franklin St. Juste

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