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Rockers (1980)

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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.

Mar 28, 2000

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An excellent soundtrack, and an endearingly witty script which digresses through explanations of the Rasta faith and countless idiosyncratic solidarity rituals, make for a delightful piece of whimsy.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Rockers is heavily didactic about the tenets of Rastafarianism, but it's also lighthearted, offering much the same dichotomy reggae music does.

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Sounds from the golden age of reggae pulse through this breezy 1978 drama.

July 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The sheer life in Rockers has survived well.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: BBC.com
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Rockers spins realist connections from de Sica to Shaft.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
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Something Different...pretty funny Drama ^_^
August 28, 2007
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The classic 1970's reggae film. Crammed full of Jamaican musicians, the soundtrack is great, and the story line is simple enough to follow even if you don't understand the heavy accents, tho i watched it with a cute reggae musician so I got it translated anyway.
And of course there's a very smart walking montage to practice at home afterwards.
October 15, 2009
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