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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)
Burning Spear ...
Burning Spear (as Winston Rodney)
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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Jacob Miller: [brandishing a switchblade] Don't say nothing, y 'hear? Don't say nothing! The man eat up my food, man!
Horsemouth: No, man!
Jacob Miller: No, Rasta, Me no love that, man, me no love that! Me screw for that! You know, Rasta. Cho. I-man vex, Rasta.
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Remake of Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Great slice of Jamaican life
3 February 2003 | by (bean world, massachusetts) – See all my reviews

As others have mentioned, this isn't a "story-telling" movie. The thin plot concerns Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace's purchase and loss of a motorbike, but the real value of this movie is as a snapshot of real life in Jamaica, outside of the tourist resorts. Most of the movie takes place in an urban setting (presumably Kingston, although part of the movie seems to take place in Ocho Rios) and this is really one of the closest looks you're ever going to get at the life of Jamaica's poor, working class musicians without going to Kingston in person. The musical performances are top-notch (especially a stunning a capella rendition of "Jah No Dead" by Burning Spear) and Horsemouth actually makes a pretty good actor, filled with righteous indignation as he goes after the "Mafia boy" who "t'ief" his bike. A must-see for any fan of Jamaican music or admirer or Jamaican culture.


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