Down by Law (1986) Full Movie

Down by Law
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Down by Law (1986) : A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

Title Down by Law (1986)
Release Date Sep 20, 1986
Genres , ,
Production Company Island Pictures, Black Snake, Grokenberger Film Produktion
Production Countries Germany, United States of America
Casts Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin, Rockets Redglare, Richard Boes
Plot Keywords prison, prostitute, pimp, fight, new orleans, usa, louisiana, prison escape, escape, convict, dj, lousiana bayou, cell mate
Zack
Zack
Tom Waits
Jack
Jack
John Lurie
Roberto
Roberto
Roberto Benigni
Nicoletta
Nicoletta
Nicoletta Braschi
Laurette
Laurette
Ellen Barkin
Gig
Gig
Rockets Redglare
Detective
Detective
Richard Boes

Reviews

  • talisencrw

    Jim Jarmusch's work can be either intimidating or off-putting, and in equal measure, to cinephiles because it feels so relaxed--almost as if it was a spur-of-the-moment, off-the-cuff precursor of reality-TV, an inside-joke with everyone involved slipping a nod and a wink, as if on a drunken dare, a mickey of JD passed back and forth along with a pack of Marlboros. This brought to mind many good memories of one of the oddest residents of The Criterion Collection: 'Fishing with John' (an exemplary and hilarious six-part mini-series in which John Lurie goes on fishing expeditions with five American cinematic greats, his partners-in-crime here, Jarmusch and Tom Waits amongst them; one that I'd love to see both get a blu upgrade as well as more episodes, now 25 years later). Also, clearly Jarmusch had a fine rapport with his actors, for this is by far the best and most restrained work I have ever seen from Roberto Benigni. One of Jarmusch's more atypical films, 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai', is still my personal favourite, but this is right up there alongside. It would also make an intriguing double-bill with Jeff Nichols' stellar, though more serious in tone, recent film, 'Mud'.