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Rockers -- Trailer for this musical drama starring some of the most famous 70s Jamaican musicians


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1978 (Jamaica) See more »
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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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  (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

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
Terence Dackombe .... grateful acknowledgment

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USA:100 min
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Monica Madgie Craig, who plays Horsemouth's wife in the film, is his real common-law wife. Their three children are also featured.See more »
Horsemouth:Jah guide and protect I against all foe.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Bicycle Thieves (1948)See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great slice of Jamaican life, 3 February 2003
Author: McGonigle from bean world, massachusetts

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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