A seedy, run-down island resort becomes the center of action after the owner decides to bring it back to life. Wonderful cast includes several SCTV and SNL alumni!
As fugitive Ivan's hit song plays, a cop sees Ivan's graffiti in the slums, Ivan's producer takes a call, and Ivan himself (Jimmy Cliff) learns to drive on a golf course in The Harder They Come, 1972.
Jose (Carl Bradshaw) is pursuing his former friend Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) through the slums of Kingston, with Toots and the Maytals' Pressure Drop in the background in The Harder They Come, 1972.
Jimmy Cliff is portraying the hero Ivan in this famous scene depicting the recording of the title song, Cliff's own composition, from The Harder They Come, 1972.
Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) happens in on Toots and the Maytals' recording of Sweet and Dandy, and schedules his own recording date with producer Hylton (Bobby Charlton) in The Harder They Come, 1972.
Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) races from crime to punishment after he attempts to collect a bicycle in a brutal sequence on Jamaican justice from director Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come, 1972.
Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) is introduced on a bus ride into Kingston in director Perry Henzell's ambitious opening to The Harder They Come, 1972, with Cliff's You Can Get It If You Really Want as background.
Jose (Carl Bradshaw) invites his new friend Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) to the movies where they see Franco Nero in Django, 1966, foreshadowing the story in The Harder They Come, 1972.
Lucia White plays the mother of Ivan (Jimmy Cliff) who brings her important news from the country in this early scene from director Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come, 1972.
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Jamaican songstress Tessanne nails her take on Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross."
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous, bullying preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits na ve hopefuls. In desperation, the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan s dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of the pop charts and the most-wanted lists. This gritty, groundbreaking film brought reggae music to the international stage and made Jimmy Cliff a star worldwide.
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff performs his greatest hits and songs from his LP Existence. 6/8/2013
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