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Movie-A-Day #175: The Harder They Come (1972).

June 24, 2011

The city of Kingston, Jamaica, was founded on this day way back in 1692, primarily as a home for refugees from the devastating Port Royal earthquake that shook the island. In the centuries since it has seen more than its share of violence and struggle, particularly in the slums that gave birth to reggae music. “The Harder They Come” is an essential celebration of the gangster side of the rich cultural legacy of reggae.

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