A powerful piece of anti-government propaganda, a poignant slice-of-life movie about the streets of Jamaica, and an action-packed story of a gun-slinging pop star, all set to a classic, unforgettable reggae score. Jimmy Cliff plays a renegade musician from the country who arrives in Kingston to pursue his dreams of stardom. Instead, he ends up doing literal battle against a corrupt police department, a crooked music industry and swindling dope dealers. This violent, vital and ground-breaking film brought reggae to the international stage, made Jimmy Cliff a star, and demonstrated that music and film can changed the world.