Rockers

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Overview

Rockers was made after the the stunning success of the independently made 1972 hit The Harder They Come, which introduced North Americans to reggae music and the Rastafarian lives of many Jamaicans. In the story, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, who has been a drummer in reggae bands, decides to try and give his fellow musicians an even break by becoming a record distributor. When local gangsters rip him off and stop his budding music venture cold, his fellow musicians decide to rob the robbers. Practically everyone ...
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Overview

Rockers was made after the the stunning success of the independently made 1972 hit The Harder They Come, which introduced North Americans to reggae music and the Rastafarian lives of many Jamaicans. In the story, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, who has been a drummer in reggae bands, decides to try and give his fellow musicians an even break by becoming a record distributor. When local gangsters rip him off and stop his budding music venture cold, his fellow musicians decide to rob the robbers. Practically everyone in this film, beginning with its star, were reggae musicians who were well known in Jamaica.
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Special Features

Director's commentary; Interviews with director & producer; Original theatrical trailer & radio advertisements; New Rockers music videos; Poster gallery; Interactive Rasta Patois glossary & biographies; Video remastered from 35mm print; Remastered audio - new 5.1 Surround in Dolby Digital and DTS; Deluxe 16-page color booklet
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • UPC: 022891022497
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mvd Visual
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,338

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leroy Wallace Horsemouth
Richard Hall Dirty Harry
Monica Craig Madgie
Marjorie Norman Sunshine
Jacob Miller Jakes
Gregory Isaacs Jah Tooth
Winston Rodney Burning Spear
Frank Dowding Kiddus I
Robbie Shakespeare Robbie
Manley Buchanan Big Youth
Lester Bullocks Dillinger
Ashley Harris Higher
Leroy Smart Himself
Peter Honiball Honeyball
L. Lindo Jack Ruby
Trevor Douglas Leggo Beast
Herman Davis Bongo Herman
Raymond Hall Jeep Man
Junior Wilby Natty Majesty
Errol Brown Natty Garfield
Berris Simpson Prince Hammer
Theophilus Beckford Easy Snapping
Phylip Richards John Dread
Peter Tosh Himself
Burning Spear
Kiddus I
Technical Credits
Ted Bafaloukos Director, Screenwriter
Eugenie Bafaloukos Costumes/Costume Designer
Patrick Hulsey Producer
Lilly Kilvert Art Director
Nigel Noble Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Rearick Asst. Director
Peter Sova Cinematographer
Susan Steinberg Editor
David Streit Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Abyssinians, Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus - Satta Amasagana [2:54]
2. Rockers All Stars - Satta Amasagana [5:41]
3. Rockers All Stars - Man in the Street [3:09]
4. Lee Perry & the Upsetters - Dread Lion [1:17]
5. Kidous I - Graduation in Zion [6:20]
6. The Heptones - Book of Rules [1:18]
7. The Maytones - Money Worries [3:11]
8. Dillinger - Stumbling Block [:32]
9. Scully on Drums [1:00]
10. Inner Circle - We a Rockers [2:09]
11. Rockers All Stars - Satta [1:25]
12. Big Joe - Midnight Rock [1:02]
13. Dillinger - Answer Me Question [1:40]
14. Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves [3:39]
15. Burning Spear - Jah No Dead [2:30]
16. Rockers All Stars - Waiting for the Bus [3:15]
17. Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - Tenement Yard [2:10]
18. The Melodians - Sweet Sensation [2:26]
19. Rockers All Stars - Honeyball [2:42]
20. Dillinger - Natty Cool Operator [1:34]
21. Rockers All Stars - Flashlight [3:08]
22. Rockers All Stars - The Beating [1:27]
23. Rockers All Stars - Satta #2 [1:35]
24. Anglican Methodist Episcopalian Church of Mount Salem - The Water Is Power [2:45]
25. Third World - Satta Amasagana [:55]
26. Junior Byles - Fade Away [5:17]
27. The Jays - Queen Majesty [3:57]
28. Bunny Wailer - Rockers [5:45]
29. Gregory Isaacs - Slave Master [6:51]
30. Peter Tosh - Steppin' Razor [2:50]
31. Joe Gibbs - Treasure Dub [2:30]
32. Rockers All Stars - The Raid [6:23]
33. Justin Hines - Natty Take Over [2:07]
34. Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - We a Rockers [3:31]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Chapter Selector
   Extras/Options
      Director Interview
      Director's Commentary
      Rockers Music Videos
         We a Rockers
         Waiting for the Bus
      Original Rockers Theatrical Trailer
      Poster Gallery/Original Radio Spots
      Biographies
         Leroy Horsemouth Wallace
         Richard Dirty Harry Hall
         Marjorie Sunshine Norman
         Jacob Miller
         Inner Circle
         Gregory Jah Tooth Isaacs
         Peter Honeyball Honibal
         Monica Madgie Craig
         Winston Burning Spear Rooney
         Ashley Higher Harris
         L. Jack Ruby Lindo
         Frank Kiddus-I Dowding
         Robert Robbie Shakespeare
         Morris Williams (Mr. Marshall)
         Big Youth
         The Abyssinians
         Lester Dillinger Bullocks
         The Mighty Diamonds
         Leroy Smart
         Joe Gibbs
         Earl Chinna Smith
         Peter Tosh
         Bunny Wailer
         Junior Murvin
         The Heptones
         Junior Byles
         Scratch and the Upsetters ("Dread Lion")
         Justin Hinds and the Dominoes
         Third World
         The Maytones
         Rockers All Stars
         The Filmmakers
      Rasta Patois Glossary
         Babylon
         Bad
         Badness
         Bag-O-Wire
         Balo-Head
         Bandulu
         Beast
         Bucky
         Bull Bucka
         Bum-Clot, Blood Clot, Ras-Clot
         Cha! or Cho!
         Chalice
         Calp
         Control
         Cool Runnings
         Cork Up
         Corn
         Crissars
         Culture
         D.J.
         Darkers
         Daughter
         Dolly
         Dread
         Dreadlocks
         Dready
         Dub
         Duns
         Duppy
         Feel No Way
         First Light
         Forward
         Gansey
         Ganja
         Gates
         General
         Gorgon
         Hail!
         Haro
         Herb
         Hot-Stepper
         I
         I and I
         Ignorant
         I-Iy, I-Cense
         I-Man
         I-Ney
         I-Rey
         I-Tal
         Ites
         J.A., Jam-Down
         Jah
         Jah Know
         Kali
         Lion
         Little More
         Mafia
         Maga
         Mascot
         Mash It Up
         Mash Up, Mash Down
         More Time
         Mr. T
         My Baby Mother
         Natty Dread
         No True?
         Nyabingi
         One Love
         Pocomania
         Ranking
         Ras Tafari
         Rasta, Rastafarian
         Ratchet
         Reo
         Ring
         Rockers
         Roots
         Satta
         Science
         Scientist
         Screw
         Seen
         Shake-Out
         Sight
         Skank
         Skate
         Skin Your Teeth
         Skins
         Soft
         Spliff
         Star
         Step
         String Up
         Structure
         Sufferer
         Tack
         Tall
         Tam
         Teeth
         Transport
         Upful
         Uptown
         Vex
         Whole Heap
         Wolf
         Yard
         You No See It
         Youth
         Zion
      Rockers TV With Producer
      Rockers It's Dangerous Apparel
      MVD Reggae DVD Gallery
         Toots & the Maytals - Live at Santa Monica Pier
         Israel Vibration - Reggae in the Holyland
         Morgan Heritage - Live at the London Astoria
         Yellowman - Live
         Half Pint - Live in Jamaica
         Gregory Isaacs - Live
         Don Carlos - Live
         Pato Banton & the Reggae Revolution - Spreading the Good News Live
         Gladiators - Live in Paris
         Peter Tosh - Stepping Razor Red X
         Sublime - Stories, Lies & Exaggerations
         Lady Saw - Live in San Francisco
   Sound Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      DTS 5.1
      Stereo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    When I first watched this film I found it to be a unique movie that is really enjoyable. It is filled with allot of Jamaican roots music It has a Rastafarian glossary, english subtitle and great proformances by some of Jamaica's favorite artists including the late very talented Jacob Miller who passed on in 1980. I feel this movie is a must see for those who love reggae music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    buy it!

    Buy it! Buy it! It has a Rastafarian glossary and subtitles you will understand this movie. Oh, I almost forgot keep it locked away from borrowing friends Rockers might never be returned. Watch it its a great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    takes me home

    so nice to see true born jamaicans representing the history of the land and culture. the music is theraputic as is the scenes of the country itself. makes me homesick for the beautiful life of jamaica. see it-and learn! one love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Took me back!

    I saw the movie for the first time in 2003, but the music and language took me back to the 70s. Reggae music is very popular in the Caribbean, not just Jamaica. The most impressive thing is the amount of reggae stars that have roles... and the soundtrack is filled with what Caribbean people call ''big tunes'' - meaning that they were hits at some time or another. The language is so authentic that they had to use subtitles! Wow! All of the characters are real and believeable, even though the story line is a bit of a fable. A good effort that still commands respect 25 years on!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ROCKERS Golden Age of Reggae Lives

    Big Love-----One Love. Don't miss this reggae fable! The roots movie of the century. What could be better than a trip Jamaica-1977 ??? A trip to the moon? Maybe. But I doubt it!!!

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