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Down by Law
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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Zack
Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin

Laurette
Billie Neal

Billie Neal

Bobbie
Vernel Bagneris

Vernel Bagneris

Preston


Written by
Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

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5 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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2 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 a ... (more)
Release date: 30 October 1986
UPC: 037429172025
1980s (10), Comedy (10), 1986 (9), Crime (8), Usa (7), Drama (7), Escape (5), Black And White (4), Prison (4), Prison Escape (4), 80s (3), Pimp (3), Frame Up (3), Independent Film (3), (2), New Orleans Louisiana (2), Ice Cream (2), Culture Clash (2), 80's (2), Escaping (2)
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"Jarmusch's way of writing a story are genious. He doesn't show things that usually are very important - the most anticipated scenes. For example, in Down by Law the escape from the prison isn's shown, only the scenes before and after it. This is because of directors vision of life: sometimes saying something isn't as powerful as not saying it. You can see this fact in scenes and also in Down by Law's dialogue. Waits, Benigni and Lurie are an adorable trio and Jarmusch has a great sense of style."


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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 is more beneath the surface. Each has their own story, their own reasons for innocence while in prison. It’s not their fault, they all say. And we can relate to them because, while flawed, they each have a spirit, a plan for the future if the world would get out of their way. We see them clash, but are they clashing? Or are they seeing their own flaws in each other and feel forced to grow? As t” read more

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