Down by Law (1986) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • DJ Zack and pimp Jack end up in prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn't commit. They end up sharing a cell with eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating -but rather more useful to them is the fact that Roberto knows an escape route

    - Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>
  • In Louisiana, Laurette has an argument with her boyfriend, DJ Zack a.k.a. Lee Baby Simms, and breaks up with him. The upset Zack drinks alcohol on the street and his acquaintance Preston offers him US$ 1,500 to drive a Jaguar to the other side of the city. However, there is one problem - a man is locked up in the trunk of the car. Zack is arrested and sent to the Orleans Parish Prison. Meanwhile the pimp Jack is framed by his acquaintance, arrested and put in the same cell as Zack. When an Italian Roberto, a.k.a. Bob, who does not speak English very well joins them in the same cell, the trio develops a strange friendship. Bob proposes a means of escape from prison.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

    - Written by MonkeyKingMA


(spoilers!!!!) the movie starts out with Zack, an out-of-work cant be pleased with anyone or anything radio DJ who has just gotten kicked out of his girlfriends apartment...

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