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Falling Down
Michael Douglas and Rachel Ticotin




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A laid-off defense worker, kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order, looks at the landscape of moral decay in Los Angeles on one hot, congested day and, after being mugged, snaps. What follows is his bitter and pathetic mission of justice, vengeance and vindication that reads uncomfortably like too many news stories. Michael Douglas is identified only by his character's license plate, D-FENS, in this attack on social ills, a film originally seen as the displacement of power felt by many white American males.

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Overview

A laid-off defense worker, kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order, looks at the landscape of moral decay in Los Angeles on one hot, congested day and, after being mugged, snaps. What follows is his bitter and pathetic mission of justice, vengeance and vindication that reads uncomfortably like too many news stories. Michael Douglas is identified only by his character's license plate, D-FENS, in this attack on social ills, a film originally seen as the displacement of power felt by many white American males.

Main Cast & Crew

Joel Schumacher - Director
Michael Douglas
Robert Duvall
Barbara Hershey
Rachel Ticotin
Tuesday Weld
Frederic Forrest
Lois Smith

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Deluxe Edition)
  • Run Time: 115
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929038374
  • Genre: Action
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 1999

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Detectives
Rape
Social Issues
Recommended
Divorce
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Synopsis:
The film that brought to the fore issues of white male paranoia in a changing, multi-cultural United States. A stressed-out former defense worker finally cracks when he's caught in a traffic jam. With gun in hand, he abandons his car and journeys on foot through Los Angeles, violently confronting the "alien" forces he holds responsible for his predicament.

Notes:
Screenwriter Ebbe Roe Smith received the 1994 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay from the Mystery Writers of America. Filmed in Los Angeles, California. Shooting began March 25, 1992; completed June 11, 1992. Estimated budget $30 million. Released in USA February 26, 1993. Shown at Cannes (in competition) May 13-24, 1993. Released on video August 11, 1993. Jane Bovingdon did the special photography. Rated BBFC 18 Shot in Panavision.

Reviews:
"...A wickedly mischievous, entertaining suspense thriller....Douglas is terrific..." - 02/26/1993 New York Times, p.C3


"...[Schumacher] gives this explosive drama a whiplash intensity that never lets up....FALLING DOWN puts a human face on a cold statistic and then dares us to look away..." - 03/04/1993 Rolling Stone, p.71-2


"...A technically proficient grabber....[A] consistently engrossing movie..." - 02/26/1992 USA Today, p.1D


"...[A] powerful portrait of social alienation....The film provides Douglas with a real performer's showcase, and he delivers a strong, intense portrayal of a walking time bomb..." - 02/15/1983 Variety


"...Douglas' performance is effective. Letting his eyes well up with sadness and fury, he's an Ordinary American-turned-passionate zombie..." - 02/26/1993 Entertainment Weekly, p.38-40


"...The movie stars Michael Douglas, in a performance of considerable subtlety and some courage....FALLING DOWN does a good job of representing a real feeling in our society today..." - 02/26/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.41

 

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