The Harder They Come is the essential rebel story of a young, gifted and black Kingston musician – Ivan, played by Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff – whose attempt to lift himself out of poverty leads to a life of crime and passion.
A young anti-hero who achieves fame, fortune and hit records, but ultimately spends his days on the run from gangstas.
An explosive cult thriller with a killer soundtrack, that inspired a worldwide hit album that featured Jimmy Cliff's anthem The Harder They Come, alongside hits from Toots and the Maytals and Desmond Dekker.
Fully restored and remastered for its 50th anniversary.
- Words by
- Joe Harris
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