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Down by Law
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Tom Waits Tom Waits
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John Lurie John Lurie
Jack
Roberto Benigni Roberto Benigni
Roberto
Nicoletta Braschi Nicoletta Braschi
Nicoletta
Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin
Laurette
Billie Neal Billie Neal
Bobbie
Vernel Bagneris Vernel Bagneris
Preston


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6 years, 2 months ago at Nov 15 23:29
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Movie Review
Down By Law (1986)
NYT Critics' Pick This movie has been designated a Critic's Pick by the film reviewers of The Times.
September 19, 1986
FILM: JARMUSCH'S 'DOWN BY LAW'
By VINCENT CANBY
Published: September 19, 1986

JIM JARMUSCH is an American original. He's as singular as ''Bob'' Frost, Sam Shepard and Nicholas Ray, each of wh... read more

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3 years, 10 months ago at Mar 15 10:17
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Jim Jarmusch directs this indie gem in gorgeous black and white, and we feel his passion for his work: this is one of those wonderful films where the characters are tailor-made for the actors portraying them. And what fine actors they are—Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni pour their essence into these three unfortunate men, and it is a treat to watch their personalities clash. But there... read more
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Description: Three men, previously unknown to each other, are arrested in New Orleans and placed in the same cell. Both Zack, a DJ, and Jack, a pimp, have been set up, neither having committed the crime for which they have been arrested. Their cellmate Bob, an Italian tourist who understands minimal English, was imprisoned for manslaughter. Zack and Jack soon come to blows and thereafter avoid speaking to each other. Bob has an irrepressible need for conversation. He hatches a plan to escape, and before long the three are on the run through the swamp surrounding the prison. Hopelessly lost and with a simmering hatred between Jack and Zack al ... (more)
Release date: 30 October 1986
UPC: 037429172025
Tags: Comedy (10), 1980s (10), 1986 (9), Crime (8), Usa (7), Drama (7), Escape (5), Prison (4), Black And White (4), Prison Escape (4), Independent Film (3), Frame Up (3), Pimp (3), 80s (3), 80's (2), (2), Ice Cream (2), New Orleans Louisiana (2), Escaping (2), Culture Clash (2)
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