Down by Law

Down by Law (1986)

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

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1986-09-20
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 658 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Island Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
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A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

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  • Tom Waits

    as Zack
  • John Lurie

    as Jack
  • Roberto Benigni

    as Roberto
  • Ellen Barkin

    as Laurette
  • Billie Neal

    as Bobbie
  • Rockets Redglare

    as Gig
  • Vernel Bagneris

    as Preston
  • Nicoletta Braschi

    as Nicoletta
  • Richard Boes

    as Detective
Camera Robby Müller Director of Photography
Sound Tom Waits Music
Directing Jim Jarmusch Director
Writing Jim Jarmusch Author
Production Jim Stark Co-Producer
Sound John Lurie Music
Directing Claire Denis Assistant Director
Production Alan Kleinberg Producer
Production Tom Rothman Co-Producer