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* PowerTrio: The three main characters. Roberto mediates between Jack and Zack who always end up fighting.

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* PowerTrio: NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three main characters. Roberto mediates between Jack and Zack who always end up fighting.

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* KarmaHoudini: As likeable as Bob is, he's an example of this- he was totally guilty of the crime that landed him in prison, but he escapes and finishes the film cohabiting with a beautiful woman.


''Down by Law'' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.

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''Down by Law'' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni Creator/RobertoBenigni and musician Music/TomWaits.


* AtTheCrossroads: [[spoiler: The last shot of the film has Zack and Jack coming across a fork in the road. The TwoRoadsBeforeYou bit is actually subverted, though, because both are indifferent towards which path they'll take, as long as the other doesn't come with them]]. The movie even references "The Road Not Taken" at one point.

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* AtTheCrossroads: [[spoiler: The last shot of the film has Zack and Jack coming across a fork in the road. The TwoRoadsBeforeYou bit is actually subverted, though, because both are indifferent towards which path they'll take, as long as the other doesn't come with them]]. The movie even references "The "[[Creator/RobertFrost The Road Not Taken" Taken]]" at one point.


Jack (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto]] (Benigni), who was arrested for manslaughter which he ''did'' commit.

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Jack (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto]] (Benigni), who was arrested who's in for manslaughter which he ''did'' commit.


Jack (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto]] (Benigni), who was arrested for manslaughter (which he did commit).

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Jack (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto]] (Benigni), who was arrested for manslaughter (which which he did commit).''did'' commit.


Jack (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto (Benigni)]], who was arrested for manslaughter (which he did commit).

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Jack (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto (Benigni)]], Roberto]] (Benigni), who was arrested for manslaughter (which he did commit).


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''Down By Law'' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.

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''Down By by Law'' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Reversed. Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi met on the set playing charaters who fall in love and eventually got married in RealLife.


'''Down By Law''' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.

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'''Down ''Down By Law''' Law'' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.


->''"I scream-a, you scream-a, we all scream-a for ice cream-a!"''
-->-- '''Roberto AKA Bob'''

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->''"I scream-a, you scream-a, we all scream-a for ice cream-a!"''
->''"It is a sad and beautiful world."''
-->-- '''Roberto '''Roberto, AKA Bob'''



* AtTheCrossroads: [[spoiler: The last shot of the film has Zack and Jack coming across a fork in the road. The TwoRoadsBeforeYou bit is actually subverted, though, because both are indifferent towards which path they'll take, as long as the other doesn't come with them]]. The movie even references "The Road Not Taken" at one point.



* MistakenForPedophile: What ultimately gets Jack arrested.



* PrisonRiot: Using the page quote above, Roberto manages to provoke a general outburst that comes very close to dissolving into an example of this

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* PrisonRiot: Using the page quote above, Through a chant of "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!", Roberto manages to provoke a general outburst that comes very close to dissolving into an example of thisthis.


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* TwoRoadsBeforeYou: Subverted; see AtTheCrossroads above.


'''DownByLaw''' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.

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'''DownByLaw''' '''Down By Law''' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.


'''DownByLaw''' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Luri, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.

Jack (Luri), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto (Benigni)]], who was arrested for manslaughter (which he did commit).

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'''DownByLaw''' is a 1986 independent film written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch. It stars John Luri, Lurie, pre-Oscar Roberto Benigni and musician Music/TomWaits.

Jack (Luri), (Lurie), a pimp, and Zack (Waits), a disc jockey, are both imprisoned in Louisiana for crimes they didn't commit. Before long they're joined by Italian immigrant [[TheDanza Roberto (Benigni)]], who was arrested for manslaughter (which he did commit).

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