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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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We A' Rockers
by Jacob Miller and The Inner Circle
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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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