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 711 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Island Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
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From 711 Ratings


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
  • Nicoletta Braschi

    as Nicoletta
  • Ellen Barkin

    as Laurette
  • Billie Neal

    as Bobbie
  • Rockets Redglare

    as Gig
  • Vernel Bagneris

    as Preston
  • Timothea

    as Julie
  • L.C. Drane

    as L.C.
  • Joy N. Houck Jr.

    as Detective Mandino
  • Carrie Lindsoe

    as Young Girl
  • Ralph Joseph

    as Detective
  • Richard Boes

    as Detective
  • Dave Petitjean

    as Cajun Detective
  • Adam Cohen

    as Uniformed Cop
  • Alan Kleinberg

    as Corpse
  • Archie Sampier

    as Prisoner
  • David Dahlgren

    as Guard #1
  • Alex Miller

    as Guard #2
  • Eliott Keener

    as Guard #3
  • Jay Hilliard

    as Guard #4
Camera Robby Müller Director of Photography
Directing Jim Jarmusch Director
Production Alan Kleinberg Producer
Directing Claire Denis Assistant Director
Production Tom Rothman Co-Producer
Production Jim Stark Co-Producer
Writing Jim Jarmusch Writer
Editing Melody London Editor
Art Janet Densmore Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Carol Wood Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Donita Miller Makeup Artist
Sound John Auerbach Supervising Sound Editor
Production Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Production Otto Grokenberger Executive Producer
Production Russell Schwartz Executive Producer
Sound John Lurie Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Donita Miller Hairstylist
Production Rudd Simmons Production Manager
Directing Guido Chiesa Second Assistant Director
Art Janet Densmore Property Master
Art Janet Densmore Set Dresser
Art Roger Knight Assistant Property Master
Art Roger Knight Assistant Set Dresser
Sound Martin Bisi Additional Sound Re-Recordist
Sound Matthew Corey Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Mark Goodermote Boom Operator
Sound Stanley Kastner Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robin Katz Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Frank Kern Sound Editor
Sound Drew Kunin Sound Mixer
Sound Peter Waggoner Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Sylvia Waliga First Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Jack Anderson First Assistant Camera
Camera Hank Billeaud Best Boy Grip
Lighting Hank Billeaud Gaffer
Camera Theo Cremona Second Assistant Camera
Camera Paul Ferrara Key Grip
Lighting Christopher Porter Gaffer
Camera Michael Ruggles Best Boy Grip
Lighting Louis Tancredi Electrician
Production Claudia Splecher Additional Casting
Production Alison Walsh Casting Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Simpson Costume Assistant
Editing Tim Brennan Negative Cutter
Editing Lori Mozilo Assistant Editor
Editing Tom Salvatore Color Timer
Production David Ross McCarty Location Manager
Production Stephanie Samuel Assistant Location Manager
Production Mary Shelton Location Assistant
Sound Doug Bowne Musician
Sound Curtis Fowlkes Musician
Sound Tony Garnier Musician
Sound Lisa Krueger Music Coordinator
Sound Arto Lindsay Musician
Sound Eugene J. Moye Musician
Sound Marc Ribot Musician
Sound E.J. Rodriguez Musician
Sound Naná Vasconcelos Musician
Directing Peter Grand Script Supervisor
Sound Tom Waits Songs
Production Allison Brandin Production Assistant
Production Charles De Cuir Production Assistant
Production Matthew A. Handal Production Assistant
Production Kathie Hersch Production Coordinator
Production Susan Jacobs Publicist
Production Tom Jarmusch Production Assistant
Production Lisa Krueger Producer's Assistant
Production Tommy Samona Production Assistant
Crew Ida Schonfeld Intern
Production Phil Seifert III Production Assistant
Production Camela Smyke Production Office Coordinator
Crew Lynn Staats Production Controller
Production Alison Walsh Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew Simon Brook Thanks
Crew Don Donigi Thanks
Crew Bill Nisselson Thanks
Crew Pascale Ogier In Memory Of
Crew Melvin Pukowsky Thanks
Crew Phil Sodano Thanks
Crew Enzo Ungari In Memory Of
Crew Irwin Young Thanks
Crew Eric Hoffman Projection