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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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Adele (Beth's Child)
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Guy on Freeway
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Detective Brian
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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,903,593 (USA)
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Trivia

The location Bill Foster (D-FENS) (Michael Douglas) fires the rocket launcher is only ½ mile from where Robert Craig (Brian Davis) was shot in the beginning of Colors (1988) which also starred Robert Duvall as a cop. See more »

Goofs

In the burger bar, D-Fens holds a burger in a wrapper. When he turns around to show it to the other customers the wrapper is missing. See more »

Quotes

Retirement Party Cop 1: [Prendergast is turning down a stripper party to chase D-FENS] What's the matter, Prendergast, you afraid of women, too?
Retirement Party Cop 2: Yeah, have you seen his wife?
Sergeant Prendergast: What did you say?
Det. Jones: Prendergast, we don't have time for this.
Sergeant Prendergast: You're right!
[Punches the guy in the face, leaves]
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Crazy Credits

The role of Vondie Curtis-Hall, who plays the man protesting the bank, is credited as "Not Economically Viable Man." See more »

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Remade as Evano Oruvan (2007) See more »

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ESTUPIDA DE MI
Written by ANGEL ANIBAL ROSADO
Performed by Arabella
Courtesy of KUBANEY RECORDS
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great film
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's just not William Foster's (Michael Douglas) day. Laid off from his defense job, Foster gets stuck in the middle of big traffic jam. Foster on his way to attend his daughter's birthday party at the home of his ex-wife (Barbara Hershey), Foster leaves his vehicle and begins walking, running into one problem after another. He also slowly loses it, finally snapping at a fast food restaurant (a spoof of McDonald's) that refuses to serve him breakfast because he was late. Foster also known as "D-FENS" because of his custom license plate quickly becomes a source of terror to some, a hero to others. It's up to hesitant cop Prendergast (Robert Duvall), on the eve of retirement, to bring Foster down. Douglas and Duvall nail their roles within this well written movie. If you haven't seen this movie you are in store for a nice work.


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