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Countryman (1982)

Countryman (1982)

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When a young woman smuggling marijuana crashes her airplane in his area of Jamaica, a man known as Countryman rushes to her rescue. The score of this film is performed by many of Jamaica's top recording artists.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Island Pictures

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Cast

Hiram Keller
as Bobby Lloyd
The Countryman
as Countryman
Kristina St. Clair
as Beau Porter
Carl Bradshaw
as Capt. Benchley
Basil Keane
as Colonel Sinclair
Chin
as Fish Vendor
Jahman
as Jahman
Buster Jameson
as Ezekiel
Bobby Russell
as Policeman in Bar
Lucien Tai Ten Quee
as Policeman in Bar
Claudia Robinson
as Woman in White
Papa Three-cards
as Sadu Baba
Dee Anthony
as Mr. Porter
Oliver Samuels
as Pillion
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Critic Reviews for Countryman

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The film never works out its political confusions. But even more problematic are the supernatural powers with which its innocent protagonist is endowed, probably the sticking point for wide audience acceptance.

Full Review… | May 13, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Political messages, ganja smoking, and Rastafarian preachiness are complemented by plenty of great music from Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Gladiators, and others.

Full Review… | May 13, 2008
TV Guide

Better to buy the soundtrack featuring Marley and the Maytals and give the movie a miss.

Full Review… | May 13, 2008
Film4

Audience Reviews for Countryman

This is the story of a living legend named Countryman (as himself) and his battle against the corrupt Jamaican government. He's a ganja smoking, homeless, superhuman Rastaman. One day Countryman saves a couple after he sees their plane crash into a swamp full of crocodiles. They are nice people, but for some reason the Jamaican government sends out the army to go kill them. Can Countryman defeat the crocodiles, cops and the whole Jamaican army with his bare hands? Well, as long as someone has a fat doobie to fuel his Rastafari superpowers he can. Hey Bogart: Puff puff give!

Original Gangsta
Original Gangsta

It was a very interesting film. The plot is very hard to follow. I believe that is because of the dialect of Jamaica and probably a few gaps in plots. As far as the depiction of the culture of Jamaica and Rastas it is a good representation. There are hardly any trained actors so most people are playing themselves. The Soundtrack is amazing tho sometimes it seems to clash with what you just saw happen. Overall enjoyable just not a masterpiece.

Jared Halsell
Jared Halsell

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