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Down by Law

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Comedy Drama Rated: 18+ (R)19861h 46mOn: HBO MAX The Criterion Channel Kanopy Tags: Prison Escape Friendship Country: Germany 

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.Down by Law featuring Tom Waits and John Lurie is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 2 others. It's a comedy and drama movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (48,350 votes) and was well received by critics.

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Jim Jarmusch


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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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#180 Ranked Movie

#2 Ranked in Escape Movies

#35 Ranked in Crime Movies

#37 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

Down by Law has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (48,350 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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