The Harder They Come

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The Harder They Come ★★½ 1972 (R)

A poor Jamaican youth becomes a success with a hit reggae record after he has turned to a life of crime out of desperation. Songs, which are blended nicely into the framework of the film, include “You Can Get It If You Really Want it” and “Sitting In Limbo.” 93m/C VHS, DVD . JM Jimmy Cliff, Janet Barkley, Carl Bradshaw, Bobby Charlton, Ras Daniel Hartman, Basil Keane, Winston Stona; D: Perry Henzell; W: Perry Henzell, Trevor D. Rhone; C: Peter Jessop, David McDonald; M: Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff.