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Rockers (1980)




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In this film, Larry "Horsemouth" Walker, 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 music venture cold, his fellow musicians decide to rob the robbers.

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Leroy Wallace
as Horsemouth
Richard Hall
as Dirty Harry
Gregory Isaacs
as Jah Tooth
Burning Spear
as Burning Spear
Frank Dowding
as Kiddus I
Manley Buchanan
as Big Youth
Lester Bullocks
as Dillinger
Peter Honiball
as Honeyball
Leroy Smart
as Himself
L. Lindo
as Jack Ruby
Trevor Douglas
as Leggo Beast
Herman Davis
as Bongo Herman
Raymond Hall
as Jeep Man
Junior Wilby
as Natty Majesty
Errol Brown
as Natty Garfield
Berris Simpson
as Prince Hammer
Theophilus Beckford
as Easy Snapping
Phylip Richards
as John Dread
Peter Tosh
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Rockers

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Rockers is an extraordinarily ambitious film for one that seems so casually put together.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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…
Top Critic

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 | Rating: 3/5

Sounds from the golden age of reggae pulse through this breezy 1978 drama.

July 28, 2002 | Full Review…

The sheer life in Rockers has survived well.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Rockers spins realist connections from de Sica to Shaft.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rockers

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.

Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer


Something Different...pretty funny Drama ^_^

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

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