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David Dahlgren David Dahlgren
Guard #1
Pruitt Taylor Vince Pruitt Taylor Vince
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Billie Neal Billie Neal
Bobbie
Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin
Laurette
Nicoletta Braschi Nicoletta Braschi
Nicoletta
John Lurie John Lurie
Jack
Roberto Benigni Roberto Benigni
Roberto


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10 years, 11 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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8 years, 7 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

A good movie

4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 20 12:48
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To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. First of all, even though I did love some movies directed by Jim Jarmusch such as ‘Dead Man’, ‘Ghost Dog’ or ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, I must admit that I actually had a hard time to care about his other movies, especially his early work from the 80’s. I mean, they were all in... 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: 1980s (10), Comedy (9), 1986 (9), Crime (7), Drama (6), Usa (5), Escape (5), Prison (4), Prison Escape (4), Black And White (4), Independent Film (3), Frame Up (3), Pimp (3), 80s (3), (2), 80's (2), Escaping (2), Culture Clash (2), New Orleans Louisiana (2), Ice Cream (2)
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“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. First of all, even though I did love some movies directed by Jim Jarmusch such as ‘Dead Man’, ‘Ghost Dog’ or ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, I must admit that I actually had a hard time to care about his other movies, especially his early work from the 80’s. I mean, they were all interesting but it wasn’t just really my cup of tea. In this case, the fact that I always thought that Roberto Benigni was actually more obnoxious than really funny didn’t help either. Fortunately, John Lurie and Tom Waits were fine here and this trio was not bad after all. On top of that, Jarmusch definitely knows how to create a nice unique mood and the black and white cinematography (like his” read more

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