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  • Actors: Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh, Errol Brown, Manley Buchanan
  • Directors: Ted Bafaloukos
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mvd Visual
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0008G2IFG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,085 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace and Richard "DirtyHarry" Hall, ROCKERS is a Robin Hood style story of oppressed Jamaican musicians getting even with the "mafia types" in the business. Featuring Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Ja

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This movie shows how expressive and powerful music is and government feels threatened by the words because they speak the truth.
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A must-see for fans of Roots Rock Reggae and anyone with a modicum of good taste.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By beelove on June 5, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Rockers is a rough, rugged and raw look at Jamaica in the mid 70s, a time of extreme political unrest and economic desparation.
Horsemouth (played by real life musician, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace) is a Kingston drummer, known to be one of the best session players around. But times are hard inna the ghetto and Horsemouth can't get enough work to feed his children. After he convinces his very patient wife to give him her life savings, he purchases a motorcycle and travels the island as an independent promoter, distributing the hottest reggae tunes to the record stores starved for the latest rhythms. Everything is going smoothly until Horsemouth accidently stumbles upon a massive burglary ring run by some shady "mafia boy" businessmen.
But no worries, Rasta cyaan fail. With the help of his musical bredren (including Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, and a host of other reggae legends) Horsemouth triumphs in the end.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 1999
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Rockers is a rough, rugged and raw look at Jamaica in the mid 70s, a time of extreme political unrest and economic desparation.
Horsemouth (played by real life musician, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace) is a Kingston drummer, known to be one of the best session players around. But times are hard inna the ghetto and Horsemouth can't get enough work to feed his children. After he convinces his very patient wife to give him her life savings, he purchases a motorcycle and travels the island as an independent promoter, distributing the hottest reggae tunes to the record stores starved for the latest rhythms.
Everything is going smoothly until Horsemouth accidently stumbles upon a massive burglary ring run by some shady "mafia boy" businessmen.
But no worries, Rasta cyaan fail. With the help of his musical bredren (including Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, and a host of other reggae legends) Horsemouth triumphs in the end.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stephen C. on September 11, 2005
Format: DVD
I loved Rockers. Authentically captures the magic of Rasta and the Reggae scene at its heyday. Great acting, delighful and chaotic Jamaican dialogue, and well filmed. The musical performances are just awesome, especially the hauntingly beautiful acapella version of Jah No Dead by a young Burning Spear.

The patois glossary in the extras is fun if a bit cheesy, and although the interview with the director is a bit slow it is still interesting for its insight into the Jamaican music scene at the time.

This film is a one of a kind and very satisfying for lovers of Reggae, Rasta and Jamaica.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By the most high on February 8, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I'm big reggae fan from the late seventies and had heard about the movie and sountrack, but it wasn't until one day, while browsing tower records in boston that I stumbled across a copy of the movie. I raced home and watched it, suddenly transported to another time. A GREAT movie to sit back and "spark one". This movie catches reggae at it's musical apex, as many of the great reggae stars from the times are present in the movie, whether playing starring roles, bit parts or making cameos. A great great movie.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ODB on February 17, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is a refreshing look at the Rasta way of life, in the process depicting enteprenuership, the Jamaican record industry, micro economics, passion for a classic motorbike, and imaginitive courage in the face of a downpressing system.
A truly authentic movie, so thick in dialect, and pure in inspiration. The music score fits meaningfully into every scene, and Burning Spear does some excellent melodic counseling in person.
The whole record industry element of this movie is also especially interesting with the advent of mp3 and our current music habits.
I usually don't buy VHS anymore, but I dont think this is on the list for DVD conversion- so I bought it a couple weeks ago.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ORIGINALADREAM on April 14, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very enjoyable movie. The music was authentic, the characters were actual reggae stars and the "Robin Hood" theme went over well.

Favorite scene: When the lead character was vexed about his motorbike being stolen and he went to his friend. He and his friend went, walked, and sat by the river and his friend sang a song that calmed the lead character's spirits. That is the most beautiful scene I have ever, ever seen in any movie. It showed true, true friendship.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 21, 2012
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A must-see for fans of Roots Rock Reggae and anyone with a modicum of good taste.

Ostensibly a comedy about Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace and the pratfalls that ensue after his motorcycle is stolen, ROCKERS is also an inadvertent documentary about 1970's Kingston and the one-of-a-kind artists who brought Roots Reggae to the world.

The music is crucial, the people genuine, the message Universal, making ROCKERS a must-see.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grateful Jeff on September 9, 2005
Format: DVD
I'll just add that Burning Spear's acapella solo, "Jah, No Dead"

is worth the price.
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