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Rockers (1978)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace ...
Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall ...
Dirty Harry
Monica Craig ...
Marjorie Norman ...
Jacob Miller ...
Gregory Isaacs ...
Jah Tooth (as Gregory Issacs)
Winston Rodney ...
Burning Spear
Frank Dowding ...
Robbie Shakespeare ...
Big Youth ...
Big Youth (as Manley Buchanan)
Leroy Smart ...
Lester Bullocks ...
Ashley Harris ...
Peter Honiball ...
L. Lindo ...


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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Horsemouth: Give thanks, Higher.
Higher: I-wah.
Horsemouth: True Rasta.
Higher: How the-I feeling now?
Horsemouth: I-man feel I-ney now.
Higher: You must feel upful some more. You will feel more upful within time. The man is advancing - him just survive.
Horsemouth: True, true.
Higher: I-rey. Within a time I and I can get a bath.
Horsemouth: I like the-I to cook up some Ital, Rasta.
Higher: The Ital scene is coverage. One need the Ital in ever'ting to survive. The Ital don't stop. So I and I forward within this time.
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27 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rockers is so completely enjoyable and totally unique. Shot on location and starring a community full of Reggae superstars. I would disagree that the plot here is inconsequential. The plot is a quest for a man to rise above his status and make himself, his family and community stronger. His values - peace, love, neighborliness - are tested by the gangsters who try to stop him. But he rises above them and meets the challenge. The end is perfect and sweet. The use of real people as actors and the very poignant of real life in Jamaica is incredibly unusual. And the real question here is who is this Greek director and writer and how did he get so deep inside the Rasta community?

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