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An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

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Nick, The Nazi Surplus Store Owner
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Storyline

William (D-FENS) just wants to get home to see his daughter on her birthday. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be going right for him. First there's the traffic jam, then the unhelpful Korean shopkeeper who "doesn't give change". D-FENS begins to crack and starts to fight back against the every day "injustices" he encounters on his journey home. The film has a story running in parallel about a desk-bound cop who is about to retire. He's retiring for his wife's sake, and obviously isn't happy about it. The cop tracks down D-FENS and in the final scene..... Written by Rob Hartill

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The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world. See more »

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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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Release Date:

26 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un día de furia  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,903,593 (USA)
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Michael Douglas considers this his favorite performance of all the movies he has been in. See more »

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During opening scene the Steadicam operator is reflected in a car See more »

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Bill Foster: Hey. Why are you putting barbed wire on that fence? Is this how you rich people amuse yourselves? You put barbed wire on the fence so innocent people like me can hurt themselves looking in?
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"London Bridge is Falling Down" plays briefly at the very end of the credits. See more »

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References Cops (1989) 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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