Video Release: January 1, 2012
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Xenon Pictures, Inc.
- Runtime: 105 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Reggae music serves as both soundtrack and plot element in this film which stars music legend Jimmy Cliff. A poor Jamaican youth looks for success in the recording industry but finds corruption everywhere he turns. But you can get it if you really want it, mon..
"The Harder They Come" was reportedly the first Jamaican feature film to be made by Jamaicans.
Produced by International Films Ltd.
Screened at the 1972 Venice Film Festival, where the running time was 105 minutes.
Filmed in Eastmancolor.
Additional cast: Bobby Charlton (Hylton) and Winston Stone (Detective).
Performing artist: Toots & The Maytals.
The Polygram video #83743 has been out of print on VHS as of summer 1992.