Falling Down (1993) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Cast: John Diehl, Barbara Hershey, Michael Douglas, Dedee Pfeiffer, Kimberly Scott, Brent Hinkley, Wayne Duvall, Dean Hallo, Peter Radon, James Keane, John Fink, John Fleck, Matthew Saks, Lois Smith, Benjamin Mouton, Irene Olga López, Rachel Ticotin, Raymond J. Barry, Carole White, Steve Park, Julian Scott Urena, Irene Olga López, Jack Betts, Agustin Rodriguez, Valentino D. Harrison, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Karina Arroyave, Al Mancini, Amy Morton, Abbey Barthel
Director(s): Joel Schumacher
Trailer: Falling Down (1993)
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
Freeways are clogged. Terror stalks our cities. At shops and restaurants, the customer is seldom right. Pressures of big-city life can anger anyone. But Bill Foster is more than angry. He's out to get even. Foster abandons his gridlocked car license plate D-FENS on the hottest day of the year and walks straight into an urban nightmare both absurdly funny and shatteringly violent. Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is Foster, an ordinary guy at war with the frustrations of daily life. Fellow Oscar winner Robert Duvall is the savvy cop obsessed with stopping Fosters citywide rampage. This spellbinding thriller is their story, asking "Are we falling apart?" via Warner Bros.
Synopsis:On the day of his daughter's (Joey Hope Singer) birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster (Michael Douglas) is trying to get to his estranged ex-wife's (Barbara Hershey) house to see his daughter. He has a breakdown and leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. Along the way he stops at a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call but the owner, Mister Lee (Michael Paul Chan), does not give him change. This destabilizes William who then 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. D-FENS continues walking and stops at a phone booth. The gangsters hunt him down with their gang and shoot at 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), who is working on his last day before retirement, is following the wave of crimes and believes that the same man is responsible but the other detectives do not pay attention to him.