Down By Law (1986)

It's not where you start - It's where you start again.

Original Title : Down by Law
Director : Jim Jarmusch
Writer : Jim Jarmusch
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Cary Brokaw , Otto Grokenberger , Alan Kleinberg , Tom Rothman , Russell Schwartz , Jim Stark
Music : John Lurie
Tom Waits
Photography : Robby Müller
Distributor : Island Pictures [us]
IMDB ID : 0090967
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Tom Waits Zack
John Lurie Jack
John Lurie Jack


DJ Zack and pimp Jack end up in prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn't commit. They end up sharing a cell with eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating -but rather more useful to them is the fact that Roberto knows an escape route


A Masterpiece One of three films I've seen in the past tens year or so which I consider a masterpiece.I don't want to ruin it by commenting any more than that. The other two films on my list, though, happen to be "Seven" (aka "Se7en"), directed by David Fincher, with Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and and Kevin Spacey, and "Henry Fool," directed by Hal Hartley.How's that for a movie review?
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