15 certificateThe Harder They Come is a Film programme that first aired in 1973 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Harder They Come is a 4 star programme


The Harder They Come (1973)

Directed by
Perry Henzell

Seminal Jamaican drama about a country boy who heads for Kingston hoping to make it as a singer - but his musical career only begins to take off when he turns to a life of crime. Featuring a reggae soundtrack with songs from Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and Desmond Dekker.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1973

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Jamaica

Filmed in Colour

When is The Harder They Come next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 October 29th, 10:30pm and on BBC 2 Scotland October 29th, 10:30pm. See more...


Jimmy Cliff...Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin
Janet Barkley...Elsa
Carl Bradshaw...Jose
Ras Daniel Hartman...Pedro
Basil Keane...Preacher
Bob Charlton...Hilton
Winston Stona...Det. Ray Jones
Lucia White...Mother
Volair Johnson...Pushcart Boy
Beverly Anderson...Housewife
Clover Lewis...Market Woman
Elijah Chambers...Longa
Prince Buster...DJ at Dance
Ed 'Bim' Lewis...Photographer
Bobby Loban...Fitz