Jimmy Cliff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Honourable Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Sitting in Limbo," "You Can Get It If You Really Want," and "Many Rivers to Cross" from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world; and his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. Outside of the reggae world, he is probably best known for his film appearance in The Harder They Come. Jimmy Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jimmy Cliff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Club Paradise (1986)

When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials and businessmen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Rick Moranis  •  Jimmy Cliff

When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials and businessmen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Rick Moranis  •  Jimmy Cliff

Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (2003)

Julius St. John has big dreams of becoming the biggest raggae DJ in the U.S., but when his status is jeopardized, he makes a deal with the devil and agrees to carry a bag of contraband through customs in exchange for his papers. But what begins as a onetime deal ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mark Danvers  •  Michael Taliferro  •  Anita Kopacz  •  Beenie Man

Julius St. John has big dreams of becoming the biggest raggae DJ in the U.S., but when his status is jeopardized, he makes a deal with the devil and agrees to carry a bag of contraband through customs in exchange for his papers. But what begins as a onetime deal ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mark Danvers  •  Michael Taliferro  •  Anita Kopacz  •  Beenie Man

The Harder They Come (1972)

Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Perry Henzell
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Janet Bartley  •  Carl Bradshaw  •  Ras Daniel Hartman

Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Perry Henzell
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Janet Bartley  •  Carl Bradshaw  •  Ras Daniel Hartman

Marked for Death (1990)

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Basil Wallace  •  Keith David  •  Tom Wright

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Basil Wallace  •  Keith David  •  Tom Wright

Muscle Shoals (2013)

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: “Mustang Sally,” ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Bono  •  Clarence Carter  •  Jimmy Cliff

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: “Mustang Sally,” ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Bono  •  Clarence Carter  •  Jimmy Cliff

Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae (1977)

'Roots Rock Reggae' depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalized its heroes. Director Jeremy Marre films Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry record in his legendary Black Ark studio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Marre
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Joe Gibbs  •  Dennis Brown  •  Inner Circle

'Roots Rock Reggae' depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalized its heroes. Director Jeremy Marre films Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry record in his legendary Black Ark studio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Marre
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Joe Gibbs  •  Dennis Brown  •  Inner Circle

Marley (2012)

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), MARLEY is the definitive life story of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Ziggy Marley  •  Rita Marley  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Bunny Wailer

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), MARLEY is the definitive life story of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Ziggy Marley  •  Rita Marley  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Bunny Wailer

One Love - The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute (1999)

One Love documents the December 1999 tribute concert honoring reggae pioneer Bob Marley produced in Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica, and originally broadcast on the TNT cable network. Featured is a cross-section of major rock, pop, hip hop, and reggae talent including ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Erykah Badu  •  Tracy Chapman  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Ben Harper

One Love documents the December 1999 tribute concert honoring reggae pioneer Bob Marley produced in Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica, and originally broadcast on the TNT cable network. Featured is a cross-section of major rock, pop, hip hop, and reggae talent including ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Erykah Badu  •  Tracy Chapman  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Ben Harper

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

Toots and the Maytals Reggae Got Soul (2011)

This is the never-before-told story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica, Toots Hibbert. It features intimate new performances and interviews with Toots, rare archive from throughout his career, and interviews with contemporaries and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Scott
CAST:  Toots Hibbert  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Chris Blackwell

This is the never-before-told story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica, Toots Hibbert. It features intimate new performances and interviews with Toots, rare archive from throughout his career, and interviews with contemporaries and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Scott
CAST:  Toots Hibbert  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Chris Blackwell

Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music (2002)

Three part BBC series about the history of Jamaican music and it's influence on modern charts in the UK and America. Traces the story of how Caribbean island conquered the world through its music. With interviews and commentary from reggae legends as well as people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Connolly
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Bob Marley

Three part BBC series about the history of Jamaican music and it's influence on modern charts in the UK and America. Traces the story of how Caribbean island conquered the world through its music. With interviews and commentary from reggae legends as well as people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Connolly
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Bob Marley

Dear Jerry - Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia (2016)

Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia was recorded live at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland on Thursday, May 14, 2015. This historic one-night concert event honored the music of Jerry Garcia, one of the most influential musicians and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Conor McAnally
CAST:  Phil Lesh  •  Bill Kreutzmann  •  Allen Toussaint  •  Peter Frampton

Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia was recorded live at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland on Thursday, May 14, 2015. This historic one-night concert event honored the music of Jerry Garcia, one of the most influential musicians and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Conor McAnally
CAST:  Phil Lesh  •  Bill Kreutzmann  •  Allen Toussaint  •  Peter Frampton

ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff (2018)

In 1976, reggae icon Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt as rival political groups battled in Jamaica. But who exactly was responsible?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kief Davidson
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Bob Marley  •  Philip Agee  •  George Harrison

In 1976, reggae icon Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt as rival political groups battled in Jamaica. But who exactly was responsible?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kief Davidson
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Bob Marley  •  Philip Agee  •  George Harrison

Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes (2019)

A newly discovered treasure trove of tapes from Studio 17, or Randy's located in downtown Kingston Jamaica, is the starting point for this remarkable story about a Chinese Jamaican family who helped create the music we now know as reggae.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark James
CAST:  David A. Stewart  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Levi Roots  •  Ali Campbell

A newly discovered treasure trove of tapes from Studio 17, or Randy's located in downtown Kingston Jamaica, is the starting point for this remarkable story about a Chinese Jamaican family who helped create the music we now know as reggae.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark James
CAST:  David A. Stewart  •  Jimmy Cliff  •  Levi Roots  •  Ali Campbell

This Is Ska (1964)

This is Ska is a Hi-Energy documentary on JAMAICAN dance music from 1964  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Prince Buster  •  Tony Verity

This is Ska is a Hi-Energy documentary on JAMAICAN dance music from 1964  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jimmy Cliff  •  Prince Buster  •  Tony Verity

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021)

Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmett Malloy
CAST:  The Notorious B.I.G.  •  Sean Combs  •  Faith Evans  •  Damion Butler

Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmett Malloy
CAST:  The Notorious B.I.G.  •  Sean Combs  •  Faith Evans  •  Damion Butler