Down By Law (1986) [reclassified 2014]
(14A) 
Synopsis:
Comedy/Drama. After getting arrested for crimes they did not commit, an unemployed radio DJ (Tom Waits) and a pimp (John Lurie) share a Louisiana prison cell with an Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni).

Content Elements:
Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions
Infrequent use of sexual references in a sex trade context – little detail
Infrequent breast and female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context


Thematic Elements:
Relationships of opportunity
Life in the margins
Wrongful imprisonment


Classification Rationale:
Rated 14A for coarse language and nudity

Classification Date:
07/14/2014