The Harder They Come (1972) Script

You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try, try and try Try and try You'll succeed at last

Persecution you must bear Win or lose you've got to get your share Got your mind set on a dream You can get it if you want to perceive now You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want

What's that? It stopped?

Bus crash. Well, driver, don't move!

You carry a lovely mango from country. You have any more?

Taking this for my mother. Put it up.

You'll succeed at last

I know it

Rome was not built in a day Opposition will come your way But the harder the bat received Makes the seer a victory now You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try Try and try, try and try You'll succeed at last

You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want

Hey, country boy, move!

Wait a minute, man. You know the way to Milk Lane?

You have money? If you have money, go anywhere at all.

But if you don't have money, you're fucked. Better you stay at home.

- All right, how much? Give me 50 cents and help me push.


Hey, it's a red light. That means stop.

That's why country boys, they get killed.

Did you hear that Express yourself Hey, Winston!

You know that bitch owes me money.

Hey, give me back my money!

Go after him. Go after him.

Hey, the guy over there sent me for his money.

He say you have the money, man. Where's the guy now?

Bye, bye, bye Good gracious Stop that train I want to get off

Hey, come back here, man! Give me my things, man!

Come back here, man!

Stop that train

- I want to get off Where you goin', man? Where you goin'?

Goodness gracious


What's that? How much you have?

Two. Owe this to your partner.

You know if this lady live around here?

Oh, over there.

My play? Yeah.

Let me draw!

Ivan. All right, come inside.

You sick, Momma? Yes.

I wonder your grandmother when you leave. What you come to town for?

Grandma dead.

Dead? How she can be and I never knew?

We tried to get you, but the telegram came back.

And when she going to bury? She buried already, Momma.

Bury already? Buried already, and I never got to go to the funeral?

Oh, God! Oh, God!

Don't cry. Don't cry.

Don't you cry.

Oh, God.

And what happened to the place?

Grandma sold the place before she died.

And what happened to the money?

She said she wanted a big funeral.

And she took all the money for her big funeral, and I didn't even get to go?

Then the money finished?

A little bit left.

Well, don't you have it?

Yes, I do.

- It's all that is left? Yes.

Then how are you gonna get back to country tonight?

I'm not going back.

Then where are you going? You can't stay here, because I can't help you.

I'm staying in town. You think town is easy? How you gonna live?

I could make a record. I can sing, you know, Momma.

You take this thing for a joke?

Well, I can get a job, then.

What kind of job you can get, other than a criminal?

Why you say a thing like that? Why you say a thing like that about me?

Don't ask me any questions. Go back to country.

All right. Since you're determined, I will give you the name of a person who will try and help you.

If you behave yourself, he may try and get a local job for you.

See it here?

Preacher? Yes.

Him can help you.

Okay, Momma.

And you didn't even bring me a mango from country?

Mango season was bad this year.

I've got three on this.

Where's... Which four is that? Yeah.

One blank, down there so.

Did you find Daisy?

Yeah.

You just come from the country?

Yes.

You pass? Yeah, your play.

Five. Your old lady?

So you sell your land in country and come back to town?

Can call it that.

So you mean. So you mean.

Your play, man! Don't laugh, boy.

I don't wanna play another game until you pay me that 50 cents. You owe me too much now.

I can't pay you till tomorrow, you know.

Too much action around town for me to play with people who cannot pay.

What's showing at Rialto?

What do you know about Rialto, just come from country?

I read about it, man.

So you want to go to Rialto? Yes.

Come then, now. I come with you?

Yes, man.


Shut your mouth! The hero can't die until the last reel.

Him think hero can't die until the last reel.

Shoot them! Come on!


I ask you, you know? I ask you to try beginner's luck.


Get your hits from Hilton's.

See Hilton's for records, record players, radios, musical instruments, and every sound around from beat to Bach and back.

Hilton's has everything in music.

Hilton!

Mr. Hilton!

Mr. Hilton!

Mr. Hilton. Mr. Hilton. Mr. Hilton.

From morning, we've been here waiting for you. From 11:00, we've been here.

What about? Mr. Kenton sent me.

Oh. You have a tune? I have a tune, yes.

Sing it for me, then.

We are all one big brother All belong to one father You tread on one you hurt another Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah We were fresh and perfect, see Made to live in unity Let peace be your motto...

Uh, that's all right, all right. I can't use it. Too slow.

- Where you used to work? Morrison.

- What kind of work you do? Carpenter work.

All right, go and see Mr. Jackson.

Next. What can you do?

I can do anything you want, sir. Can you pour concrete?

You can do carpentry work? I never did it before...

You can be a mason? You can paint? I can do it, you know?

Just give me a break. What do you mean? "Give me a break. "

We want skilled people. Just give me a break.

Give you a break? Leave the place, man.

Next.

You again? Didn't I run you yesterday? Leave, man.

- Leave the place. I can work as well as the next man, sir.

Leave the place.

Many rivers to cross But I can't seem to find

- My way over How do you do?

What are you doing there? I'm looking for work.

I don't have any work to give you.

I could wash your car, you know, ma'am.

My husband gets the car washed downtown.

I could do your gardening.

Look, we have a gardening service to do that.

I can do anything, you know, ma'am. Anything.

Look, there's nothing you can do for me. Nothing you can do for me.

Beg you for ten cents then, ma'am.

What's the matter with you young, healthy boys?

All you know to do is beg, beg, beg.

That's all you can do, just beg?

- How you got in here, anyway? The gate was open, ma'am.

Well, when you go outside, you make sure you lock the gate behind you.

Who left the gate open?

Wandering, I am lost As I travel along The White Cliffs of Dover Many rivers to cross And it's only my will That keeps me alive I've been licked washed up for years And I merely survived Because of my pride

And this loneliness won't leave me alone

It's such a drag to be on your own

My woman left and she didn't say why

And I guess I'll have to cry

- Many rivers to cross Rivers to cross But just where to begin I play for time

- There'll be times Many

- I find myself Rivers to cross Thinking of...

You got ten cents, master? I was watching your car while you was away.

No, man. The steward always look after my car, man. He's not here all the time.

If you want the ten cents, go beg the steward.

All right. What you doing here?

Get out, man. Get out.

Get out, man! Get outta here.

Just a closer walk with Thee Grant it, Jesus, is my plea Daily walking Close to Thee Close to Thee Let it be, Dear Lord Let it be Just a closer walk with Thee Closer walk with Thee Love me, Jesus

- Is my plea Is my plea Daily walking Close to Thee Close to Thee Let it be, Dear Lord Let it be


Morning, Longa. Morning, Preacher.

Morning, young man. Morning, Preacher.

How're you gettin' along? Not too bad, sir.

I'll be back in a while.

Hey, pretty boy.

Pretty hat.

Johnny Too Bad.

Bring me the hammer.

What, you can't get it yourself?

No, man. You bring it for me.

You have on pretty hat this morning.

You like it?

You really look like Johnny Too Bad.

You only need a gun to look like Johnny.

But before you get a gun, get the broom and come sweep out the shop.

I look like a preacher right now?

Get the broom and sweep out the shop. You are a little boy.


Hi. What happening? Can't see you.

You don't want to see me. What happened to you at choir practice last night?

What happened? Did you miss me?

Personally, no.

But crusades start next week, and Preacher's asking for you.

Why are you calling him Preacher? Don't he's your father?

No. Oh.

Why you say it like that?

Nothing.

He's my guardian, ever since my father and mother died.

That's why he's so strict with you.

It's for my own good. Excuse me.

Who this bicycle frame belong to? Preacher.

You think he'd want it? Don't have no use.

I can fix it up. Maybe you and I could go for a ride.

I don't think so, you know?

Just a ride.

Perhaps. Depends. Depends on what?

If you're a true Christian. The rest of boys too rude.

Some Christians rude too.

I don't know about that.

El numero uno has arrived!

I know you're playing in Preacher's garden.

You know, Preacher tend that little cherry tree for a long time now.

When fruit ripe, if Preacher don't pick it, I feel I will pick it.

Look like it's ripe too.

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.

"They toil not, neither do they spin.

"And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory...

"was unarrayed like one of these.

"Wherefore, if God so clothed the grass of the field, "which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, "shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?"

Brothers and sisters, before you leave, I'd like to inform you that you won't be able... to pick up your records for the rally today.

The master record has not arrived from America.

I'll let you know about that during the course of the week.

Now let us stand and sing and praise.

Be guided poor lost sinner Before the Lord inform And in the name of Jesus A pardon He'll perform He heard Thy supplication And soon the weak were strong For Jesus took my burden And left me with a song Yes, Jesus took my burden I could not help Him bear Yes, Jesus took my burden He answered to my prayer He answers prayers I'm certain My spirit was made strong For Jesus took my burden And left me with a song

Who turned off...

I did. You're gonna make the Lord come back and find you doing this?

- Doing what, Preacher? - Boogie-woogie and twistin' up yourself in my yard.

They don't have boogie-woogie anymore, Preacher.

I don't care what you want to call it! I don't want it in my yard.

All right, Preacher. I'm finished for the night, sir.

And furthermore, what are you doing here at this time of night?

I was fixing the bicycle. Fixing your bicycle?

You should be reading your Bible. Reading your Bible!

You hear what I tell you? Reading your Bible three times a day!

All right. Don't walk away from me. You're impertinent!

- You're rude! Don't have respect! Preacher on the warpath tonight.

I wonder why. Must've noticed what we noticed.

What has Preacher got to do with that?

Preacher is a man of the Lord, but still...

He is a man, all the same.

And the Lord say, "Go ye forth and multiply," and Preacher don't multiply yet.

Preacher has been my guardian, and he will always be my guardian, and that's that.

When nothing else could help... Yes!

Then love came down! Amen!

It rescued the perishing!

Cared for the dying!

Snatched us from iniquity!

Raise us from the grave!

Tonight, here is love!

Praise God!

We say it is a gift of God! Amen!

Amen! Tonight, the wages of sin is coming!

It's death! It's damnation!

It's derogation! But here is the love of God!

- Here! Love worketh no end!

Love thinketh no evil!

Love never fails to accept, not even if provoked!

Praise God! Let us give thanks to Jesus!

Thank you, Jesus! Let's alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let's praise Him!


Longa? Yes, Preacher?

Where is that boy? I don't know, Preacher. He might be in his automobile.

His automobile, huh?


And where have you been?

I just been for a ride, sir.

You've been skylarking, and I can't find you?

All I can find is this nastiness in the place.

And you get into the house.

Do you know how long we've been waiting for this?

If we don't get to the studio, we won't have any records for the rally.

I can take it right now. By the time you get there, it will be closed.

I can take it down right now, sir.

And be sure you come back in a hurry.

Auntie in her room cry My mama said she must wipe her eye Mama's such a lovely fool in life She never been to school in all her days No wonder he's a perfect partner While they were dancing in that ballroom last night Just a little rumor, friends My uncle say he must work her in And he's such a lovely a fool in life It's not time for his wedding day It's no wonder he's a perfect partner While they were dancing in that ballroom last night One more day for the wedding cake And 20 bottles of cola wine All the people them dress up in the white Because he don't stop at anything No wonder he's a perfect partner

- While they were dancing in that ballroom last night Auntie in her room cry Mama said she must wipe her eye Papa's such a lovely fool in life He's never been to school in all his days No wonder he's a perfect partner While they were dancing in that ballroom last night Just a little rumor, friends My uncle said he must work her in And they said he's such a fool in life It's not time for his wedding day It's no wonder he's a perfect partner While they were dancing in that ballroom last night One more day for the wedding cake And 20 bottles of cola wine All the people them dress up in the white Think that he don't stop at anything...

Stop! Hold on! Hold on! Hold on! Put him on a separate track.

- And what do you want? Bring the records for the rally, sir.

I can sing too, sir. I'd like the chance to make a record.

Everybody want to make a record. You almost ready there?

But I have a boss song. This one must sell.

What time is the audition? Tomorrow.

Okay, let's go. What time tomorrow?

Tomorrow. We're ready. Okay, let's go. Roll again.

Tomorrow or next week.

Auntie in her room cry Mama say she must wipe her eye Mama's such a lovely fool in life She's never been to school in all her days No wonder he's a perfect partner While they were dancing in that ballroom last night Just a little rumor, friends My uncle said he must work her in Elsa?

- Who that? Ivan.

Come in.

Fantastic news! Fantastic news! What happened?

You remember the man Hilton I was trying to see? Yeah.

Saw him today. He said I can record tomorrow.

Great! Well, I want you to help me out.

Yes. Will you lend me the key to go in the church?

You must be mad. You want Preacher kill me?

Him don't have to know. Can turn that amplifier down.

No, Ivan. Why not?

I just can't do it. If it wasn't for Preacher, I know you'd do it.

That sort of music can't play in church, Ivan.

If Preacher catch me, my life finished.

Life finished with him, but started with me.

What do you mean?

When this song hits, you know what it mean for me and you?

This is my big chance.

This is what we waiting for ever since I come to town.

Nothing can stop me now, you know?

I don't have to worry no more. We'll have this song hit for you and me.

He won't let it, Ivan.

You're not gonna live in Preacher's house all your life.

You're not gonna live with him as man and wife.

You're a big girl now. You're not a child anymore.

You have to make up your mind... between me and Preacher.

Where's the song?

I have the words in my back pocket.

Art outside. Him listen to reason already.

I'm trusting you, Ivan.

All right.

One, two... one, two, three, four.

Tell me about pie up in the sky Waiting for me when I die Yes.

And as sure as the sun will shine up...

What are you doing in my church at this time of night?

And playing all this kind of music in my church!

I will call the police to have you arrested for breaking into my church!

- We had a key, you know, Preacher. A key?

You gave him the key to my church? Yes.

Why? I had to give it to him.

- What else did you give to him? Nothing.

- I gave him nothing! You're lying!

No!

You've been fornicating with him! No!

- You gave him your lips. You gave him your body. No, no!

- Look at you! No! No!


Hi. I hear you resigned your post, man. What are you doing here?

I come for my bicycle. Which bicycle?

That same one.

This bicycle is yours?

Since when? Where you buy it from?

I didn't have to buy it. I see it throwed in back. Nobody claim it.

This is Preacher's bicycle. Preacher's premises. Well, I fixed it up.

Who told you to fix it? I'm grateful, because Preacher give it to me.

It took me three weeks to fix the bicycle, Longa.

I paid $6 for the wheels alone.

That is your bad luck.

Don't joke with your life, Longa. Give me my bicycle.

If it is your bicycle, take it, man.

Him cut me!


You want dead?

I will kill you.

Don't... fuck... with... me.

You've had every chance to make good.

You've been taken into the church... and given a chance to lead a good Christian life.

And instead of that, you've gone and filled your head... with foolishness and violence.

Since this is your first offense, I'm not going to send you to jail.

I'm going to give you a chance to come to your senses.

Either it will bring you down to earth once and for all, or there's little hope for you.

Eight strokes of the tamarind switch.


Well, you tell me about pie up in the sky Waiting for me when I die But between the day you're born and when you die Never seem to hear even your cry So as sure as the sun will shine I'm gonna get my share, what's mine And then the harder they come The harder they'll fall One and all

The harder they come The harder they'll fall One and all

Well, the oppressors are trying to keep me down Making me feel like a clown And they think that they have got me on the run I say "Forgive them, Lord they know not what they've done"

'Cause as sure as the sun will shine I'm gonna get my share now What's mine And then the harder they come The harder they'll fall One and all

Harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all Oh, yeah

And they think that they have got me on the run Tell them that they don't It ain't no fun And I'd rather die than live and be a slave Yes, I'd rather be right in my grave So as sure as the sun will shine I'm gonna get my share right now What's mine And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all

Ooh, the harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all Yeah, yeah, yeah Harder they come The harder they'll fall One and all What I say one time

Sometime, sometime I feel The harder, mmm

One more time One more time, yeah

One more time now, uh

All right, that's enough.

That song all right. I think we can use it.

When it going to be released, huh? Read this first.

What's the meaning of this?

That means you get $20 for the record.

Twenty dollars, sir? That don't sound right.

- How much do you think it's worth, then? I don't really know, sir.

Come on, you must have an idea. What do you think it's worth?

Well, I think at least about $200, you know, sir.

I don't think I'm signing this for $20, you know, sir.

I see. Looks like you have a new producer.

I wish you luck.

- Numero Uno! Hi, brother. How are you doing?

Not bad, you know. I have this record I'd like you to play for me.

Let me have a look. Hey, you're on a Hilton's label.

No, well, I used his studio. I like the sound.

I see. But, well, I deal directly Hilton's, man.

But this is my personal record, you know.

This is personal. I'm an independent producer as well.

Well, like I said, I deal with Hilton's direct.

You know, this is show business, baby. No business, no show.

The oppressors are trying to keep me down Making me feel like a clown

- No, man, you're joking. What I gonna do with this?

After Hilton cut me off, you gonna supply me?

Hilton don't want this thing. Take it back, son.

Every day you say you're gonna sell the record, but you can't without Hilton.

We've waited long enough, man. I want the money now.

I'm gonna get my share now What's mine And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all

- Mr. Hilton. What do you want now?

To make another record? Not exactly, no, sir.

- What do you want, then? I want the money.

Which money? Which money? Talk quick. Which money?

You'll take the $20?

Yes, I'll settle for that.

You're damn right you'll settle for that.

I don't even particularly want to do business with you anyway.

- What do you say your name is? Ivanhoe Martin.

Ivanhoe what?

Martin.

Here. Sign here. And remember... next time you cut a record, you see, sport, that I control this business.

Understand? Okay? And remember something else.

I make hits, not the public. I tell the DJs what to play.

Understand?

What do all of you want? Ivanhoe no pay any of you yet?

But Ivan's supposed to pay you now.

I not supposed to give you money. Anyhow, come.

And let this be a lesson to you, see?

Learn something from this next time.

Remember that fellow that wouldn't sign the contract? You can release it.

Him sign now? Yep, but don't push it.

Tell the DJs I just want to make back my money, okay?

But, sir, it's a good record, you know. I know, I know.

But he's a troublemaker. I don't want anything to do with him.

I don't want to build him up, okay?

What happened, son? Trouble, sir.

What kind of trouble? Them shot Pedro's wife Nicole this evening.

- Who shot her? Army, sir.

She had grass on her. Pedro got away with that.

All right, leave it to me. What I must tell the trader?

They will just have to hold off for a couple of days, Jose.

But the traders pay protection... Leave it to me.

Traders pay protection money, and one of them got shot.

Tell them not to get frightened. Just cool it for a couple of days and leave it to me.

- What about Pedro's wife? You organize that.

Find somebody to take her place, all right? Check with me later.

I have to go now, but you check me at the police station.

All right.

Hello. Get me the commissioner of police. Detective Ray Jones calling.

Hello, Commissioner. Yes, sir.

The army went in today and shot one of my people's women.

- They're doing a series of raids. I know, but nobody told me!

- Who did they kill? An informer in the ganja trade.

They can't be concerned with who is an informer.

Well, I am concerned.

How can I control crime in my area... if the people giving me information can't operate freely?

Look, I know you use the trade as a form of control, but I can't explain that officially.

All I can do is ask the army to cooperate.

Would you please explain that if anybody controls what comes into town, it's me?

Rupert, your mother dead. She can't help you.

Come. Come, let's go home.

Hi, baby. Get any work today?

Big night tonight, you know. Look what I buy you.

Ivan, you mean you take your money and you buy that?

It's a mini. Sexy.

Where's the food I asked you to buy? You have any money left?

Don't worry about money, man. After my record...

You sold out the record to Hilton for $20.

You don't have any more to get.

Just wait until the other producers hear my record tonight.

We'll drive away from this place tomorrow.

Give me $2 for tonight. Where I must get it from?

You have it in your bosom, man.

I only have $2 left. That will do.

I need it to buy food, and I'm going to church tomorrow.

Come with me. You don't even have to dance.

No. I'm tired.

I've been walking and looking for work all day.

I'm not like you.

Want me to go and beg work when I have a record? I'm done with that.

I not done with it, though. I was walking all day.

What are you walking for? You don't believe I gonna make it.

You think I'm just joking?

All I'm telling you is that I'm tired.

You want me to go and beg work for $ 10 a week for the rest of my life?

I tried that. I'd rather die.

And I don't have to, because I'm gonna make it.

Ivan, you're a dreamer.

Me? Dreamer? Who's a bigger dreamer than you?

Always talking about milk and honey in the sky.

Well, no milk and honey in the sky... not for you, not for me.

It's right down here, and I want mine now, tonight!

Can I just get out of this place here?

Sit tight and listen keenly... while I play for you a brand-new musical biscuit from the Hilton's empire.

This is a brand-new song they call "The Harder They Fall" by the man called Ivan.

Well, you tell me about pie up in the sky Waiting for me when I die But between the day you're born and when you die Never seem to hear even your cry

- So as sure as the sun What do you think of this song?

- Will shine Not bad.

I'm gonna get my share, what's mine I think it's a hit.

- And then the harder they come I said all right.

The harder they'll fall One and all

The harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all

Well, the oppressors are trying to keep me down Making me feel like a clown And they think that they have got me on the run I say "Forgive them, Lord they know not what they've done"

'Cause as sure as the sun will shine I'm gonna get my share now What's mine And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all

Harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all Sometime, sometime I feel The harder, mmm

One more time, one more time

What's happening, Jose?

- Hey, wild man. My song got just play, you know.

Wait! You lie! My song!

Serious? You move up! Movin' up, yes.

You didn't come here to dance tonight.

I used to show him around the town. Is lie? True. True.

Where that beer? What are you drinking? Baby Cham.

One Baby Cham for my girl. What's happening?

Oh, what's up? What's happening?

My singer friend is paying for the drinks. What are you drinking?

I drink a stout. Beer and stout.

Where you going? Don't worry, man. I'll soon come back.

All right. Beer and stout for my friend, then.

Here me now. You control till I come back, all right?

All right. Where's my order?

What happened? What's the big joke?

What's the big worry? Well, I tried to tell you I have to collect some money.

All right. Come. I'll give you a ride. No, that's all right.

Boy, I like how you slid out of the bar a while ago.

Since you come town, you learn a lot.

But don't try to fool me. What do you mean?

Tell me something. Where did you make that record?

Hilton. I bet you only got $20 for that record.

Well... Don't try to tell me no lie. I know the scene.

I know that it even reach number one, you not gonna get cent.

How you know that? It's all right. Tell me something.

Do you think you can handle big money? Yes.

I think I can work out something for you. Like what?

I think I can work out something for you.

All right. Come with me.

You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try Try and try, try and try You'll succeed at last Where you going? Police up ahead there.

It's all right, man. Don't worry yourself.

What happen if they stop us? You ask too much questions. Just enjoy the ride.

Wave.

Got your mind set on a dream

- Honey, you feed the chickens for me this morning?

Yes. Good.

Don't go too near the fire draft. You might get sick again.

Your daddy coming, honey.

- Try and try, try and try Rupert.

You'll succeed at last I know it You didn't give Miss Elsa trouble today? No.

You take your medicine? All right, here a sweet for your medicine.

Go get the cutting knife. You bring something for me, Ivan?

This is for Pedro. You not catch any fish today?

No, sea rough.

You have a good girl, you know? Yes.

Since Rupert's mother dead, she take care of him for me.

You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try Go to the bar with this.

Tell them we'll send the rest later and collect tonight.

Stout for me. Stout and no beer?

You can get it if you really want How'd it go this week? Not too bad, Pedro.

You can get it if you really want But you must try

We'll split that. Who that for?

Jose don't tell you all this thing?

About what? About this.

No. This half for Jose.

What for?

You think I sell this thing?

So what happens? Jose collects from everybody?

Everybody who make more than one trip.

Then how come Jose not rich?

This not stay with Jose, you know. Who it go to?

You ask too much question, man. We get you.

Well, so far. All right. All right.

The most you have to do is give Jose $ 15 a week.

Everything all right, right?

Hey, what happening, Pedro?

Can I drag? All right. Mmm.

What happening, Pedro?

Love.

Give me a light.


New to this, man?

In a form.

You need some protection?

Like what? Like... a gun.

What?

How much for this?

$20 for the pair, man.

I'm not sure if this work. Yes, man. It work, man.

It work good, man.

It's expensive, man. No, man. Cheap all your life.

Do you think I should take them as a matching pair or no?

What do you want to do with it? You out to kill somebody?

- No, I don't plan killing anybody. Then leave it, man. Leave it.


You can tell by the way you look Your face, your hands, your hair.

Everywhere as beautiful as can be.

You can tell It's Chantel Chantel olive oil pomade... the one that's rich with lanolin and pure olive oil... to make your hair soft, smooth and easy to manage.

- Serve them right. Who?

They say they hold a plane in Florida loaded with ganja.

They say it come from here too.

Let's see.

$ 100,000.

One good thing. They say the U.S. Government will aid the army to clamp down on them.

Where's Pedro?

I don't know. All right. I'll soon come.

Jose, you read the newspaper?

Mm-hmm. Your play.

Them catch a plane.

Two get through.

Somebody makin' plenty money.

Not us.

I only gettin' spit.

Who makin' all the money?

Ask no questions, tell no lies.

Serious.

We could sell some direct, you and I.

Your play.

They sellin' the thing for export. At least we should get a little extra.

I is the one takin' the risk. You know that.

What, you wanna split?

No, I don't wanna split. I just want more money.

You're lucky you're makin' a living. When I know you, down by your ass.

Now you have a Honda parked outside.

I don't like what's going on.

Listen. Better finish that game, now. Come, Pinky.


That is all we're getting this week? After we pay Jose, we don't have anything left.

What do you want? I don't even pay the doctor on Wednesday.

Don't pay Jose this week. Let him take our share from the money they make in America.

But I have to go explain the position to Jose.

And it's they caused the army to burn the field down.

Come here, sir.

Love, man.

Jose, can't pay all this week. My baby's sick, you know.

No, that's not my concern. Just $ 15 I need.

My wife. She get me this week. I need just $ 15.

I don't want no soft words. Just $ 15.

Just money I give you. Money. That's right.

Love, man.

I pay you $5 this week, Jose.

Keep that till you come out. Come out from where?

Pedro, tell him, huh?

I'm not afraid of you, you know, Jose.

You think it's me you must be afraid of?

Hello, Mr. Ray. Yes, sir.

The guy I get to help Pedro. Him giving me a lot of trouble.

We have to lock him up for a while and teach him a lesson.


Tell me something.

Haven't I seen you with Jose somewhere before?

Which Jose that?

The same one that send the police after me, and I shoot him off the bike.

You're a bad man.

Yeah. I see what you mean.

Hey. Hold up a little, man.

Hey, ease up, man.


Stay there.

What happened, eh? What happened?


All right! See you later.

Wait. What happened, sir?

Oh, you have gun. And you have on no pants.

You're stupid, huh?

You can get 0-5, 0-6.

- I want every possible car in the area. All right.

Lend me a pen and a paper.

Hey, look what a fella just brought in.

"I have made a record of crime history"? Do you think the guy's serious?

He's serious enough to kill three of my men.

You're jokin'. Three men?

Well, I know because the man was in my office three minutes ago.

Yeah.

What you doing down there so long? You thinking?

You mean you can't think of a story to fool me with tonight?

You go on, make up your story, man.

What a day when I catch you out, and no story can help you.

That is the day I'm waiting for.

Hurry, give me a gun, sir. I must find him in my area.

Elsa? Ivan, what happened?

You hear anything on the radio? The policeman outside said they're looking for you.

Where's the radio? What happened? He say you shoot a policeman.

You think it's one I drop? I killed three.

God forgive you. There's nothing on the radio except music.

You'll see a news flash about me later.

Where are you going now? Where are you going to hide?

Hide? I not hidin'.

But everybody will be looking for you.

You didn't believe me?

Didn't I tell you I was going to be famous one day?

You're mad. Tell Pedro to meet me tonight.

He will know where.

Tell him to bring money and some more bullets.

Tell him I want to find Jose.

What you want to see Jose for?

Read about that tomorrow.

Oh, it's you.

Where's Jose? What you want him for?

I have something for him.

Give it to me. I will give it to him.

So you want to give it to him?

I have somethin' for you too, you know.

Me God. Look what me get myself into now.

I'll tell you who's crying to me in bed, double-crossing me.

Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ! Mercy!

No! No! No! Don't shoot!

Killed a motorcycle policeman three days ago.

Last night, after escaping police, the wanted man held up a pedestrian and took away his clothes.

Early this morning, he went to the house ofJose Smith, whom he suspected of informing on him.

Not finding Smith, he shot and wounded a woman whom he found in Smith's room.

Police sources have identified her as the same woman who was with the fugitive... in the hotel room when the police tried to apprehend him.

This Ras boy. When him come?

Give bike, give money give place to live.

But when him come today, get him dead. Get him dead.

Shoot him in the heart. Kill him.

Me conquer this place upon birth.

Yeah

Yeah Jose, you lookin'for me?

I come to shoot you...

Pressure drop, oh, pressure Oh, yeah, pressure put the drop on you I said pressure drop Oh, pressure Oh, yeah Pressure put the drop on you I say you really dropped Oh, you gotta believe it Oh, what you are doing is wrong I say you really dropped Oh, you gotta believe it Oh, what you are doing is wrong

Yeah

All right.

You run, but I'll find you. I'll find you, you hear?

You know where you fucking live!

I'm gonna find you. I'm gonna find you anyway.

Oh, yeah Pressure put the drop on you

Anybody see Jose?

Must have gone underground. Must be lookin' police protection.

Him not comin' for money this week. For what? Ivan fixed that.

Something else happened now. Whatever happened, the guy Ivan is our boss.

Hey, sis, you have any tune over there in the jukebox?

- You find the record yet, man? Well, it was put back here a long time ago.

Find the record. Find it.

El Numero Uno socks the sound of blood and soul!

Hey, good evening everybody. Welcome to the Big T show, back in my home where the sweet soul sisters roam.

My mojo workin', and my soul sort of cookin' and snookin'.

Like they say, the "T" thing goes for four hours long, and it's the sound of soul and big boss country here.

I hear my ring-a-ling. Let's see what's happening.

Hi. Hello. Good evening, chicaboo. How are you?

You wanna hear that song again? You know something?

All the other jocks been gettin' this call all day... for this big bad song about the runaway guy.

I wonder what he's doing now. I think he's gettin' his thing together too.

We'll play it for you. That's the same one I had for you.

So here we go. We're gonna do it for you right now.

That guy is sort of turning the nation over, getting everybody...

Wow. I got it for you here.

So it goes something like this. Dig it, huh?

Oh, yeah Oh, yeah Well, they tell me of a pie up in the sky Waiting for me when I die But between the day you're born and when you die They never seem to hear even your cry So as sure as the sun will shine I'm gonna get my share now What's mine And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all Ooh, the harder they come The harder they'll fall One and all

I can't make this record die again.

The oppressors are trying to keep me down Yes, I can usually do it, man, but it's gone too far now.

It's on the charts.

You know I always cooperate with the police, man, but this time...

I know how you feel, but I wanna catch him myself.

Do me a favor. You tell me when you catch him, so I can get him to make another record for me before you string him up.


Hey, what are you doing in the man's car?

You can drive? Yes.

Drive.


You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try Try and try Try and try You'll succeed at last

Mmm-hmm-mmm, oh, yeah Persecution you must bear Win or lose You got to get your share Got your mind set on a dream You can get it though hard it may seem now You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try Try and try Try and try


Sidney, how much time I lock you up? Three times.

Yes, sir.

How much time I let you off? Plenty times.

Plenty times.

You remember the number of times you find yourself up in my yard... when you go down to the police station, when you need help?

- Yes, sir. You remember the number of times I help you?

- Hey? Yes, sir.

How come you know I lookin' for Ivan for the last two weeks, and you hidin' Ivan in your swamps and don't tell me?

Since when another dirty criminal like yourself mean more to you than me?

You believe him can help you more than me? Hey?

- Answer me. You believe him can help you more than me? No, sir.

Then why the backside you hidin' him for? What is going on?

You think him smarter than me... because him have a hundred places to hide, and I can't find him?

It's not because him smart I can't find him.

It's because you're all foolish... and all believe because I so busy chasin' Ivan now I forget about you.

But I stop chase Ivan now. I gonna start chase you.

All of you, and as of this week no more ganja come into this town, you hear me?

Not a stick, not a spliff, not even a puff.

I'm going to starve you.

Let me see how much you love Ivan when your belly empty.


Take one more.

Film finish.

When I can get them? About tomorrow evening.

Now. But it will take me at least...

Now.

All right. Come this way.

Last one, that? Yes.

Fitz.

- He's busy. Okay. I'll wait.

By the way, they catch the wild guy yet?

I don't hear any news about him, but I don't want 'em catch him.

I like the excitement. The boy is great!

All right. You can come in.

Fitz, why so quiet?

Backside! Come. So.

- Fitz, you have a pen? Hey.

- What you want a pen for? Autograph, man. Autograph.

- Right here. Don't you have one to spare?

Thank you, sir. Thank you, sir.

Rest.

This is the last one, sir.

Send this one to the editor. Make sure him get it.

All right.

Backside.

But you can't expect me not to publish a picture like this.

But this is a fantastic picture. You don't want to see it?

I see you banned the record. Yes.

And you never had the courtesy to tell me. I don't understand you, Hilton.

I called you and asked you for your help. I called you once.

Am I to understand now that the police is out telling people what they must listen to?

Yes, if it glorifies crime.

So the record get the people all excited about this guy.

He's a criminal they're gonna catch anyhow.

It's no big deal.

What I don't understand is when you start fooling with the hit parade.

When you fool around with that then they know something is wrong.

- That's when you make the guy into a big deal. I can't stop now.

I wanna talk to you. I hear you stopped the ganja trade too.

- Yes, but I didn't know that interested you. Naturally.

This is the only thing that brings money to this area.

You know something?

No hit parade, no ganja.

Hmm, you better catch him fast.

Once these jokers get hungry enough to start tradin' without you, then you're finished.

And then law and order finish in this entire area. You understand that, don't you?

I going.


See the man there. Shoot! Fire!

Why you not warn me they was coming?

What happened, Elsa? How him feeling?

Fever gone.

I thank God.

If we don't have to give more blood, everything will be all right.

The doctor says he must have good food.

Why is the police raging?

Till last night, them lock up Duffus and Midnight Cowboy.

As you know, the bike sell already.

What about the fishing?

To tell you the truth, you know, that boat, it sell a long, long time ago, you know.

Even when Ivan was here, you never had it?

No.

You hear from Ivan?

No.

I wonder how his shoulder getting on.

What time Jose coming? Soon come.

What I tell him, sir?

Dollar fifty not bad.

Resume. What we waiting for?

Can't resume just like that. They want something more.

They won't resume until they get Ivan.

Anybody see him?

- No. My belly empty. My baby belly empty too.

We couldn't just give up Ivan like that.

Business is business, you know well, man.

What do you say, Pedro?

Pedro not say nothin'?

Pressure don't reach him yet.

Ivan.

How your shoulder?

Painful, you know.

All right. This is supposed to drive down the pain, you know.

I hear some people sayin' they catch me.

No news, man. Propaganda. Pure propaganda.

I sent them a picture. How come they don't publish it?

Compulsory.

Everything quiet. I don't like it.

So what's happening in the trade?

Well, most of the boys holding out.

But I don't like what I hear.

What?

Jose.

Him offer some of the boys a raise... in export.

But that is what I after.

Some of them get what they look for now.

But now that they get what them want and nobody see me, they might forget me.

No, man. Some of us still backing you, you know, to get rid of Jose altogether.

But you'd better try to get away before it's too late.

I'm not running, Pedro.

Yes. Freddie. Him get a job on a boat.

And him can get you to Cuba.

And you'd get a big welcome there.

Yes. Revolutionary to Ras.

Could get a doctor to fix me shoulder too.

True.

Go down to the coast tomorrow and wait there.

And the boat will pick you up at the key.

All right.

But I have to see Elsa and Rupert before I go.

You will see them, man. You'll see them.

Sitting here in limbo But I know it won't be long

Sitting here in limbo Like a bird without a song

Well, they're putting up resistance But I know that my faith will lead me on

Sitting here in limbo Waiting for the dice to roll

Sitting here in limbo Got some time to search my soul

Well, they're putting up resistance But I know that my faith will lead me on

I don't know where life will lead me But I know where I've been I can't say what life will show me But I know what I've seen Tried my hand at love and friendship But all that is past and gone This little boy is moving on

Sitting here in limbo It's all right, Rupert. Never mind.

Never mind.

Never mind.

Well, I hope the ambulance won't come, you know.

I prefer no send him to the hospital.

When he comes out of the hospital, it's the same thing all over again.

But, Elsa, I can't stand him cry, you know.

When the trade going to start again?

They want Ivan, you know. Definite.

All the boys said them ready to start.

What you say?

I say no.

What you say, Elsa?

You know what I say, Pedro.

Every game I play, I lose.


Yes? I want to talk to you, sir.

I was just going out.

But I can spare you a few minutes.

Mr. Ray, the traders don't know where him is, sir.

They don't know. They don't tell me, sir. Them don't know, sir!

Hmm. You know what gonna happen?

Them gonna start without me, and I won't be able to control them 'cause them hungry now.

If they start again, I'm going to lock them up.

Don't matter. Them gonna start again because them desperate.

If them start without me, none of us will be able to control them.

Any criminal can come trade and don't have to pay no protection money.

- That's your problem. My problem, sir?

Look what policeman you have, and them can't find. You want me to find him.

You have a million and one policeman.

Right, sir? But me one must go find him.

You don't understand, Jose?

I stopped chasin' Ivan now.

I want the traders to bring him to me.

- That is the only way this thing is going to start back.

Yes?

Yes, Reverend.

His woman came to you for help.


Okay, Corporal. Come, let's go. Come on. Start the engines.

The gal said him leaving today. What boat is he leaving on?

You realize if you don't help me now, you can never trade again.

You want me hit him again? No, we're wasting time.

Come. We'll get another boat.


Swim, Ivan! Swim!

Grab the rope!

Hold on, man!


Got your mind set on a dream You can get it though hard it may seem now You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want You can get it if you really want But you must try Try and try Try and try You'll succeed at last

I know it


We're going to do a frontal assault!

All right. Hold on.

Prepare to assault!

All right.

Don't worry with the army business.

One man just come out.

Who's the bad man? Who can draw?

Come on out, one who can draw!

One who can draw, just come out!

Shut your mouth. He think the hero can't die until the last reel?

Send out one bad man!

Send him out!

Draw!

Well, the oppressors are trying to keep me down Making me feel like a clown And they think that they have got me on the run I say "Forgive them, Lord they know not what they've done"

'Cause as sure as the sun will shine I'm gonna get my share now What's mine And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all

Harder they come the harder they'll fall One and all Oh, yeah