About

Ivanhoe Martin 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, soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk...

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Directed by

Perry Henzell

Written by

Perry Henzell (Writer)
Trevor D. Rhone (Writer)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

Jamaica

Language

English

Tagline

With a Piece in His Hand He Takes on the Man!

Cast

Keywords

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