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Rockers (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  1978 (Jamaica)
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Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace ...
Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall ...
Dirty Harry
Monica Craig ...
Madgie
Marjorie Norman ...
Sunshine
Jacob Miller ...
Jakes
Gregory Isaacs ...
Jah Tooth (as Gregory Issacs)
Winston Rodney ...
Burning Spear
Frank Dowding ...
Kiddus-I
Robbie Shakespeare ...
Robbie
Big Youth ...
Big Youth (as Manley Buchanan)
Leroy Smart ...
Himself
Lester Bullocks ...
Dillinger
Ashley Harris ...
Higher
Peter Honiball ...
Honeyball
L. Lindo ...
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Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters reign of terror and restore justice to the people of Kingston(?) Written by BGSMC

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Marjorie Norman, who plays Sunshine, was discovered by the producer and director when they were on a recce for one of the village locations used in the film. She returned to her village life immediately after filming was completed. See more »

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Joe Gibbs: Give you two-hundred of my record? I don't give record - I *sell* record!
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Remake of Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Fade Away
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The reggae Robin Hood
16 April 2002 | by (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews

In this movie we have the thinnest thread of a plot. A young man makes a living as a drummer while he uses a newly-purchased motorbike to sell records to shops around Kingston.

Then his bike is stolen. And he steals it back. When the mafia types ("mafia" being the reggae patois for any gangster) catch up to his and beat him up he swears to get justice. And, with a little help from his friends, he does.

The big attraction here is the music, not the plot. The soundtrack includes Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Jacob Miler & Inner Circle, Bunny Wailer, Kiddus I and Leroy Wallace (who plays the protagonist). The DVD has seven extra audio tracks which are accompanied by stills from the production.

The DVD also has a nice essay on Rastafarian culture, as well as a glossary of the rasta patois.

A lot of fun. Buy it. Play it. The play it again.


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