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Down by Law

Year:
Duration:
107 min
Genres:
Comedy | Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.9
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Awards:
5 wins & 5 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1986-10-30
Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA
Earnings
Budget: $1,100,000
Opening Weekend: $49,840 (USA) (28 September 1986)
Gross: $1,419,835 (USA) (21 December 1986)
Cast
Actor
Character
Tom Waits
Zack
John Lurie
Jack
Roberto Benigni
Roberto
Ellen Barkin
Laurette
Billie Neal
Bobbie
Rockets Redglare
Gig
Vernel Bagneris
Preston
Timothea
Julie
L.C. Drane
L.C.
Joy N. Houck Jr.
Detective Mandino (as Joy Houck Jr.)
Carrie Lindsoe
Young Girl
Ralph Joseph
Detective
Richard Boes
Detective
Dave Petitjean
Cajun Detective
Adam Cohen
Uniformed Cop
Alan Kleinberg
Corpse
Archie Sampier
Prisoner
David Dahlgren
Guard #1
Alex Miller
Guard #2
Eliott Keener
Guard #3 (as Elliot Keener)
Jay Hilliard
Guard #4
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Trivia
Roberto Benigni had never been to America prior to this film.
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Nicoletta Braschi, who plays the Italian woman, is Roberto Benigni's wife in real life.
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Only Jim Jarmusch film made with "American money" as Jarmusch himself calls it. He says that he prefers not to have his films funded by Americans because there are too many "strings attached".
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Goofs
Zack writes the number of the days that he's spent in cellar on the wall. Before he fights Jack for the first time, he angrily writes two big lines (two days). In the next scene with Roberto they are normal length.
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Quotes
Bobbie: My mama used to say that America's the big melting pot. You bring it to a boil and all the scum rises to the top.
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Jack: I am a good egg. Jesus.
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Roberto: If looks can kill, I am dead now.
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Faq
Q
i just rented this from netflix. There seems to be a scene missing. when Begnini describes his crime, his guilt to Jack and Zach, didn't we originally see him throw the 8-ball? Why was that cut? the disc was from the Criterion collection, rereleased 2004. any help finding the missing scene would be helpful.
A
i dont know.
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Photos from cast
Nicoletta Braschi Pruitt Taylor Vince