Rent Down by Law (1986)

3.8 of 5 from 158 ratings
1h 46min
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Synopsis:
Three ill-fated men - a small-time pimp Jack (John Lurie) an unemployed DJ Zack (Tom Waits) and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni) - meet in the confined space of New Orleans prison cell. Undeterred by Jack and Zack's evident disdain, Roberto shares with them his improbable plans of escape, thrusting them into an adventure through the Louisiana bayous.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Alan Kleinberg
Writers:
Jim Jarmusch
Studio:
Second Sight Films Ltd.
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/09/2001
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Access
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/03/2015
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Jim's Phone Calls to Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni and John Lurie (Recorded In July 2002)
  • Trailers
  • Outtakes

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Reviews (3) of Down by Law

Down In The Mouth - Down by Law review by matt

Spoiler Alert
10/03/2006

I really wanted to enjoy this having loved Jarmusch's "Mystery Train" The film starts well but goes downhill once Benigni's character enters the picture. He is just too annoyingly offbeat that the whole film is thrown off kilter. Consequently the film gets more and more tedious. After and hour I had to stop the DVD. Real life is more important!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

If you like Tom Waits music, you'll like this - Down by Law review by KB

Spoiler Alert
12/04/2015

Wonderfully shot in black and white, with nice pace and sound-track, are a great concoction from director Jim Jarmusch. Although I agree with the last comment; it would be better viewed on the big screen! (is this why so many living rooms have dominating 54" or 60" tv screens?!?!?!). If you fancy just sitting down with your feet up, this might be just the film to watch

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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