A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
On the day of his daughter's (Joey Hope Singer) birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster (Michael Douglas) is trying to get to his estranged ex-wife's (Barbara Hershey) house to see his daughter. He has a breakdown and leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. Along the way he stops at a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call but the owner, Mister Lee (Michael Paul Chan), does not give him change. This destabilizes William who then breaks apart the shop with a baseball bat and goes to an isolated place to drink a coke. Two gangsters (Agustin Rodriguez & Eddie Frias) threaten him and he reacts by hitting them with the bat. D-FENS continues walking and stops at a phone booth. The gangsters hunt him down with their gang and shoot at him but crash their car. William goes nuts and takes their gym bag with weapons proceeding in his journey of rage against injustice. Meanwhile Sergeant Martin Prendergast (Robert Duvall), who is working on his last ... Written by
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Prendergast's daughter died from S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). See more »
Just before the park scene when the people are getting on the crowded bus, a black woman with shorts and a blue shirt all the way to the right gets on the bus; she is in front of Bill as he tries to get on the bus, that is the top of her head as he gets bumped in the crowded line. However, in the next scene she is dancing in the park with a headphone radio. See more »
Fuck you. Who the fuck are you? Are you fucking with me? You're fucking with me!
I am just disagreeing with you! In America, we have the freedom of speech, the right to disagree!
Fuck you and your freedom.
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The role of Vondie Curtis-Hall, who plays the man protesting the bank, is credited as "Not Economically Viable Man." See more »
Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall star in a film that portrays life as
true, funny and aggravating as it really is. Douglas is wonderful in his
role of an average Joe Schmoe gone haywire, and Robert Duvall is vivid and
deep as the cop on the chase.
Falling Down may have a few incredibilities (though I remember going
through a lot of situations in the film Douglas went through-though I never
was angry enough to pull a shotgun out), but it's more symbolic than
I think the funniest part is the burger restaurant, obviously a mimic of
McDonalds, and Douglas' reaction. It's kind of like he realizes, "Hey, I'm
this far, why not complain about the burger while I'm at it? It's always
bugged me anyway!"
Falling Down represents all Americans: the aggravations, road rage we hear
about, everything. Every day situations in a new perspective.
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