The Harder They Come [Film & Soundtrack special edition]
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Bobby Charlton
Director: Perry Henzell
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who
leaves his rural village for the city of Kingston, 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
young 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 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, made Jimmy Cliff
a star worldwide, and demonstrated that music and art can change the world.