4: The Harder They Come

4: The Harder They Come

This tiny-budget movie, made by a BBC TV director, focused on a singer’s struggle for some kind of success in Kingston, Jamaica. The quasi-exploitation film spread reggae music around the world, and launched the international career of legend Jimmy Cliff with its smash hit soundtrack. Join Brett, David, and Nicole as we dig into this movie’s rough charms, its record company’s parallels to the American recording industry, and whether the mostly amateur cast help or hurt the feel of the film.

Next episode, Movie-Go-Round will suffer through what you made us watch: “Dunston Checks In.” Really? … Why? See you this Saturday!

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