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Ted Bafaloukos (writer)
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Release Date:
1978 (Jamaica) See more »
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It's dangerous
Plot:
Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace ... Horsemouth
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 ... Jack Ruby
Trevor Douglas ... Leggo Beast
Herman Davis ... Bongo Herman
Raymond Hall ... Jeep Man
Junior Wilby ... Natty Majesty
Robert Van Campbell ... Jah Wise
Errol Brown ... Knatty Garfield
Syndrel Easington ... T. Dread
Berris Simpson ... Prince Hammer
Theophilus Beckford ... Easy Snapping
Phylip Richards ... John Dread
Winston Thompson ... Dr. Alimantado
Joe Gibbs ... Himself
Sandy McLeod ... Tourist
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Directed by
Ted Bafaloukos  (as Theodoros Bafaloukos)
 
Writing credits
Ted Bafaloukos (writer) (as Theodoros Bafaloukos)

Produced by
Patrick Hulsey .... producer
Avrom Robin .... associate producer
David Streit .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Peter Sova 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Steinberg 
 
Art Direction by
Lilly Kilvert 
 
Production Management
Monty Diamond .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monty Diamond .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nigel Noble .... sound
Kit Whitmore .... sound recordist
Ron Kalish .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Marritz .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Leslie Gaulin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Todd Kasow .... music editor
 
Other crew
Shelley Houis .... production office coordinator
Sandy McLeod .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Terence Dackombe .... grateful acknowledgment
 

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USA:100 min
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Ashley Higher Harris is a healer in real life, as well as playing one in the film. During production, his herbal preparations actually did heal the movie's sound-man of a severe skin allergy.See more »
Quotes:
Horsemouth's Grandmother:Lord have mercy upon my grandson!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Bicycle Thieves (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Satta AmasaganaSee more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I&I support dat to de fullness., 6 July 2006
Author: irienesta from Germany

One of my all time favorites! I've been looking for this one for a long long time. Having very strong documentary features, this film keeps surprising the viewer every minute. It is (at least for the first half an hour or so) as if someone just shouldered a camera and followed Horsemouth around Kingston doing his daily hustlin' business. Most of the the main characters are real people, playing themselves, esp. reggae artists and producers, and most of the locations are real as well. Later the plot turns into kind of a Robin Hood scenario, when the ghetto people strike back against the upper class mafia guys. What I like most about this movie is its many layers. It's like a deep insight into Jamaican society of the late 70's, the golden era of roots reggae, in all its many aspects like class struggle, Rastafari, family and religious issues. Several times, like in the opening scene or when Horsey gets punched by Sunshine's father, characters directly address the viewer personally by facing the camera which I've never seen used like this anywhere else. Technically it's remarkably well done (apart from some pretty dark underexposed moments), for instance they manage to have many songs of the soundtrack coming from actual sources in the picture.

In one word: Great stuff, not only if you're into old school dub and reggae. If you have it, treasure it! If you don't, get it and then treasure it.

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