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The Harder They Fall 

Lisa's very protective father wants to scare Will out of having a relationship with her.


Shelley Jensen


Benny Medina (format by), Jeff Pollack (format by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Will Smith ... Will Smith
James Avery ... Philip Banks
Daphne Reid ... Vivian Banks (as Daphne Maxwell Reid) (credit only)
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons ... Hilary Banks
Tatyana Ali ... Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Joseph Marcell ... Geoffrey Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Demonico ... Clerk
Johari Johnson ... Customer (as Johari)
Lance Reed Lance Reed ... Ranger Franklin
Darryl Sivad Darryl Sivad ... Ranger
Cree Summer ... Lisa Adams
John Witherspoon ... Augustus Adams


Lisa's very protective father wants to scare Will out of having a relationship with her.

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Release Date:

14 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based off the phrase "the bigger they come the harder they fall" See more »


The reflection of studio lights on the top of the plane. See more »


[after landing in a tree, Will realises he's still alive]
William 'Will' Smith: I'm alive! Hahahaha, I'm alive!
Augustus Adams: What? How'd the hell you get here boy, your parachute wasn't supposed to open!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, an additional scene with Augustus Adams is shown. See more »


References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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11 May 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

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The Harder They Fall

The origin of Will Smith's fame and too many mentions from The Graham Norton Show got me to binge watch this series which I think has a potential to be a typical one-time-watch sitcom. The creators made the relations pretty much clear from the first frame now all one seek and wait for is their character development through this journey with hopefully no dips on content or humor. The relation between Will Smith and Tatyana Ali seems interesting (something to look forward especially when she grows up) and is definitely supposed to bring the laughs whilst with James Avery there is a soft spot hidden in there.

After third season one can easily deduce that the bonding between Alfonso Rebeiro and Will Smith despite of being polar opposite in nature and taste that they rely upon. Having said that, the other characters are left undercooked except for James Avery whose portrayal as a disturbed father of teen kids is brilliant. Karyn Parsons' same old ideology may provide a laugh here and there but it can also annoy you.

Will's track is certainly intriguing enough to invest in it but it doesn't match its potential on humor, addition to that the intensity and the stakes doesn't quite communicates due to lack of essential execution.

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