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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • UPC: 760137482697
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Source: Mvd Visual
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 36,490

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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  • 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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