The Harder They Come | Chicago Reader

The Harder They Come

With this 1972 cult hit, Jamaican filmmaker Perry Henzell produced a proud, forthright indictment of national and personal corruption, as evoked through a young reggae singer's odyssey from country to city, from innocent to outlaw. Jimmy Cliff stars.



  • Perry Henzell


  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Janet Bartley
  • Carl Bradshaw
  • Ras Daniel Hartman
  • Basil Keane
  • Bob Charlton
  • Winston Stona
  • Lucia White


  • Trevor Rhone
  • Perry Henzell


  • Perry Henzell

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