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Falling Down -- Michael Douglas plays a patient man who's patience gets pushed too far
Falling Down -- An unemployed defence worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

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Writer (WGA):
Ebbe Roe Smith (written by)
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Release Date:
26 February 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world. See more »
Plot:
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
We have all felt like this at some time! See more (360 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Douglas ... William 'D-Fens' Foster

Robert Duvall ... Detective Prendergast

Barbara Hershey ... Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino

Rachel Ticotin ... Sandra

Tuesday Weld ... Mrs. Prendergast

Frederic Forrest ... Nick, The Nazi Surplus Store Owner

Lois Smith ... Mrs. Foster / William's Mother
Joey Hope Singer ... Adele Foster-Travino

Ebbe Roe Smith ... Guy on Freeway

Michael Paul Chan ... Mr. Lee

Raymond J. Barry ... Captain Yardley

D.W. Moffett ... Detective Lydecker

Steve Park ... Detective Brian

Kimberly Scott ... Detective Jones

James Keane ... Detective Keene

Macon McCalman ... Detective Graham
Richard Montoya ... Detective Sanchez

Bruce Beatty ... Police Clerk
Matthew Saks ... Officer at Station (as Mathew Saks)
Agustin Rodriguez ... Gang Member #1
Eddie Frias ... Gang Member #2
Pat Romano ... Gang Member #3

Julian Scott Urena ... Gang Member #4 (as Fabio Urena)

Karina Arroyave ... Angie
Irene Olga López ... Angie's Mother

James Morrison ... Construction Sign Man by Bus Stop

Benjamin Mouton ... Uniformed Officer at Beth's
Dean Hallo ... Uniformed Officer's Partner

John Fleck ... Seedy Guy in Park
Brent Hinkley ... Rick at Whammyburger

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Sheila at Whammyburger
Carole Androsky ... Woman Who Throws Up (as Carol Androsky)

Margaret Medina ... Lita the Waitress

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Not Economically Viable Man
Mark Frank ... Man at Phone Booth
Peter Radon ... Gay Man

Spencer Rochfort ... Second Gay Man
Carole White ... Second Officer at Beth's (as Carole Ita White)
Russell Curry ... Second Officer's Partner
John Fink ... Guy Behind Woman Driver
Jack Kehoe ... Street Worker
Valentino D. Harrison ... Kid with Bike

Jack Betts ... Frank the Golfer
Al Mancini ... Jim the Golfer

John Diehl ... Dad at Back Yard

Amy Morton ... Mom at Back Yard
Abbey Barthel ... Trina at Back Yard

Susie Singer Carter ... Suzie the Stripper (as Susie Singer)

Wayne Duvall ... Paramedic
Valisha Jean Malin ... Prendergast's Daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeffrey Byron ... CHP Officer (uncredited)
Marjorie J. Frazier ... Motorist / Pedestrian (uncredited)
Thomas M. Harrigan ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Deron McBee ... Man at Pier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ebbe Roe Smith (written by)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... associate producer
Stephen Brown .... co-producer
Nana Greenwald .... co-producer
Timothy Harris .... producer
Dan Kolsrud .... co-producer
Arnold Kopelson .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Ebbe Roe Smith .... associate producer
John J. Tomko .... associate producer
Herschel Weingrod .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Bartkowiak 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
Barbara Ling 
 
Art Direction by
Larry Fulton 
 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland 
 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup artist (as Steve Abrums)
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Tom Lucas .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Capps .... second assistant director
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director (as Stephen Dunn)
David Fudge .... third assistant director
Stephen E. Hagen .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Mychael Bates .... property assistant
Kinney Booker .... swing gang
Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello .... stand-by painter
Mark Cowley .... swing gang
R. Scott Doran .... swing gang
Jill DuDeck .... art department staff assistant
Jann K. Engel .... set designer
Tim Flattery .... illustrator
Jody Gaber .... art department staff assistant (as Jody Levine)
Lauren Gabor .... swing gang
Tom Kaltsas .... swing gang
Glen Kennedy .... swing gang
Richard F. Mays .... assistant art director
Mike McNeilly .... artist
Chuck McSorley .... lead man
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... property assistant
William A. Petrotta .... property master
Brad Ricker .... set designer
Arthur Riddle .... construction foreman
David Ronan .... swing gang
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
Kinney Booker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Doug Crawford .... propmaker (uncredited)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tom von Badinski .... carpenter (uncredited)
Frank White .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Jerry Edemann .... assistant sound editor
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor
Andrea Horta .... adr editor
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Angie Luckey .... assistant sound editor
David MacMillan .... production sound mixer
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Mel Neiman .... processed sound effects
Kevin E. Patterson .... cable person
John Roesch .... foley artist
Rod Rogers .... assistant adr editor
Robert Schaper .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jim Schwalm .... special effects (as James D. Schwalm)
Bob Stoker .... special effects
Lucinda Strub .... special effects
Matt Sweeney .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts
Mike De Luna .... stunts
Scott Dockstader .... stunts
Maria Doest .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts (as Danny Eppers)
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Armando Guerrero .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunt coordinator
Michael Runyard .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Brown .... dolly grip (as Charles Brown)
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Peter Davidian .... assistant chief lighting technician
Michael Gershman .... camera operator
Scott Gillis .... best boy grip
Mikael Glattes .... first assistant Steadicam
Stanley L. Gonsales .... assistant chief lighting technician
Kim Guthrie .... first assistant camera
Jeff Kluttz .... best boy grip
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer
Mark Mele .... rigging gaffer
J. Michael Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
J. Michael Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
Chris Strong .... chief lighting technician
Chuck Whelan .... second assistant camera
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Hugh McCallum .... grip (uncredited)
Stan McClain .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Rex Anson Rhorer .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ronna Kress .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... costumer
Colby P. Bart .... costumer (as Colby Bart)
Alan Martin .... costumer
Linda L. Meltzer .... costumer (as Linda Meltzer)
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Mellissa Bretherton .... first assistant editor
Rick Howe .... assistant editor
Linda Shamest .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
David Olson .... assistant music editor
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Michael Dittrick .... music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Randy Luna .... transportation co-captain (as Randall R. Luna)
Lee Willis .... transportation captain
David Diaz .... driver: Michael Douglas (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Barbosa .... craft service
David M. Bernstein .... staff assistant
Kim Bodner .... assistant accountant
Jane Bovingdon .... special photographies
Paul F. Brinkman Jr. .... location manager
Bart Brown .... staff assistant
Peter DePalma .... assistant: Mr. Douglas
Craig Dietrich .... staff assistant
Guy Ferland .... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Gavin Hitt .... staff assistant
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor
Derek E. Johansen .... staff assistant
Christine A. Johnston .... production associate
Michael Kase .... staff assistant (as Michael J. Kase)
Antoinette Levine .... location manager
Darrin Lipscomb .... assistant location manager
Susan Montgomery .... accountant
Boone Narr .... animal trainer
Maria Norman .... executive assistant: Arnold Kopelson
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist
Bettina Rose .... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Lisa W. Strout .... assistant location manager
Lt. M.D. 'Doc' Warkentin .... technical advisor
Richard Wicklund .... teacher
Brad Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Duvall
Thomas Bianco .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ursula Brauner .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and strong language
Runtime:
113 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Graeme Revell wrote a rejected score.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just before the park scene when the people are getting on the crowded bus, you can see a black woman with shorts and a blue shirt all the way to the right get on the bus; you can see her 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 »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Nick:Think about it.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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71 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
We have all felt like this at some time!, 26 March 2001
Author: John Taylor (jdtaylor@btinternet.com) from Bedfordshire, England

Only a few hours before watching Falling Down i was in a local branch of McDonalds trying to order my usual Filet'o'Fish only to be told by the gormless spotty member of staff that it would take 8 minutes because they had none ready. When asked why they had none ready at the height of lunch time the moron proceded to tell me "it's because they arent very popular"!. When i tried to explain that they were not popular because every time someone tries to order one they have to wait an eternity for you to cook it, i was presented with a face of immense puzzlement and confusion! I'm not saying i would ever go as far as Michael Douglas does when he cant get his breakfast 2 minutes after the cut off time in this film but i understand EXACTLY how he feels.!. Falling Down is a very good interpretation on how if someone not quite the full package, comes up against the day to day greedyness ,rudeness and descrimination of todays western society and how he feels he needs to get his point across in his own way. This is a very good film and is superbly acted,especially from Duvall and Douglas. 8 out of 10.

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