Down by law

Jim Jarmusch, 1953-

DVD - 2002

A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for a crime they didn't commit, who escape from jail with an eccentric Italian tourist. Set in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana.

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1st Floor DVD/MOVIE/COMEDY/Down Checked In
Criterion collection ; 166
Comedy films
Feature films
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection c2002, c1986.
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Features include interactive menus ; scene selection ; interviews with Jim Jarmusch, Robby Müller, and John Lurie ; 1986 Cannes Film Festival press conference ; outtakes ; music video of Tom Waits singing "It's all right with me" ; isolated music track ; production Polaroids ; Jarmusch's phone calls with Waits, Benigni & Lurie ; location stills ; original theatrical trailer.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (DVD)(107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Not rated.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Robby Müller ; film editor, Melody London ; music, John Lurie ; songs, Tom Waits.
Other Authors
Jim Jarmusch, 1953- (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

An unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and an Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni) are thrown together in a Louisiana prison cell before escaping on a picaresque journey. The always offbeat Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise) directed this quirky but gorgeously shot film, which has achieved something of a cult status among fans, who will relish the deluxe two-disc treatment. The uninitiated, though, are apt to be left cold. For larger collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Three prisoners escape from jail and flee across the Louisiana countryside.