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Ted Bafaloukos (writer)
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Release Date:
1978 (Jamaica) See more »
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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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The reggae Robin Hood See more (15 total) »

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

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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Trivia:
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 »
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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The reggae Robin Hood, 16 April 2002
Author: Klaatu-18 (b5guy@aol.com) from Dallas, TX USA

In this movie we have the thinnest thread of a plot. A young man makes a living as a drummer while he uses a newly-purchased motorbike to sell records to shops around Kingston.

Then his bike is stolen. And he steals it back. When the mafia types ("mafia" being the reggae patois for any gangster) catch up to his and beat him up he swears to get justice. And, with a little help from his friends, he does.

The big attraction here is the music, not the plot. The soundtrack includes Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Jacob Miler & Inner Circle, Bunny Wailer, Kiddus I and Leroy Wallace (who plays the protagonist). The DVD has seven extra audio tracks which are accompanied by stills from the production.

The DVD also has a nice essay on Rastafarian culture, as well as a glossary of the rasta patois.

A lot of fun. Buy it. Play it. The play it again.

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