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Falling Down (1993)

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A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

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Surplus Store Owner
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D-Fens' Mother
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Adele (Beth's Child)
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Guy on Freeway
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Mr. Lee
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Captain Yardley
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Detective Keene
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Storyline

On the day of his daughter's(Joey Hope Singer) birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster (Michael Douglas) is trying to get home of his estranged ex-wife Beth (Barbara Hershey) to see her daughter (Joey Hope Singer) . He has a breakdown and leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. Then he goes to a convenience store and tries to get some changes for a phone call but the Korean owner named Mister Lee (Michael Paul Chan) does not change his money. The unstable William 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. William continues walking and stops at a phone booth. The gangsters hunt him down with their gang and shoot 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) that is working on ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and strong language | See all certifications »

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26 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Un día de furia  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,903,593 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Detective Brian (Steve Park) says that he can't translate for Mr. Lee (Michael Paul Chan) because he is Japanese and Mr. Lee is Korean. In real life, Park is Korean and Chan is Chinese. See more »

Goofs

In the burger scene, after Bill shoots, an old man tries to escape. At the beginning of the next scene, you can see the same actor, dressed differently, in another restaurant. Both events are supposedly occurring simultaneously. See more »

Quotes

Motorcycle Cop Bobbit: [Highway Patrolman, Prendergast, and Car Driver are talking in gridlocked traffic] Gentlemen, I'm going to have to ask you to both return to your vehicles.
Car Driver: But what about the car?
Motorcycle Cop Bobbit: I'm going to radio for a tow truck to have it removed.
Sergeant Prendergast: Let's just shove it out of the way, we'll get this lane moving!
Motorcycle Cop Bobbit: Sir, sir, we're in a dangerous environment here. We've got a lot of glass and steel rushing by us at high speeds.
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Crazy Credits

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LA SCHMOOVE
Written by Chip Fu (as R. Roachford), Moc Fu (as J. Jones), Poc Fu (as L. Maturine),
Phife Dawg (as M. Taylor) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as A. Muhammad)
Performed by Fu-Schnickens
Courtesy of JIVE RECORDS
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A victim of the modern age trying to get home
31 August 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Is it just me or is this truly one of the best pictures from the last decade? Michael Douglas delivers an astonishing performance as D-Fens (William Foster) an ordinary guy, who has an obviously perfect job at the department of Defense, until he gets fired and his wife breaks up with him. The following opening credits are, according to my view, some of the best in motion picture history : the whole scene is just so extremely claustrophobic. D - Fens is just ''a victim of the modern age'' just like the writer's wife in A Clockwork Orange (another classic) who cannot stand the normal routine of living anymore, and begins a trial of violence in the asphalt Jungle called Los Angeles.


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