Down by law

United States, 1986

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It is a sad and beautiful world that provides the setting for Jim Jarmusch’s third feature. It seems like a world of bad luck and trouble to Jack and Zack. These deadbeats may well have deserved a comeuppance, but not jail, certainly not for the long haul, and absolutely not in the same cell together. The big-talking, foolish Jack and the sullen, daydreaming Zack are mutually repellent. A new convict is pushed into their cell, an Italian tourist, Roberto. Somehow the three manage to escape and they wind up in the trackless bayou, pursued by bloodhounds. stars Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni and Ellen Barkin.

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Credits

producer

Alan Kleinberg

production company

Black Snake

Grokenberger

director

Jim Jarmusch

Duration

01:46:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303505

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

TMDB-Movie

1554

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