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Falling Down

Falling Down
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Produced by Timothy Harris
Arnold Kopelson
Herschel Weingrod
Written by Ebbe Roe Smith
Starring Michael Douglas
Robert Duvall
Barbara Hershey
Rachel Ticotin
Frederic Forrest
Tuesday Weld
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Andrzej Bartkowiak
Editing by Paul Hirsch
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) February 26, 1993 (USA)
Running time 113 min.
Language English
Budget $25 million
IMDb profile

Falling Down is a 1993 film by Joel Schumacher about the character William "Bill" Foster (played by Michael Douglas) also known as "D-Fens" (named for his license plate), an engineer, making an attempt to "go home" for his daughter's birthday after leaving his car in traffic on the hottest day of the year. As he passes through the city of Los Angeles, California on foot he finds himself alienated, disgusted and angered by what he experiences as he is accosted, overcharged and rejected. He becomes a vigilante as he gradually begins to accumulate weaponry and starts to force people out of his way. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (533x755, 86 KB) This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Timothy Harris (born 1964 in Tabernacle, Saint Kitts) has been the foreign minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis since August 10, 2001. ... Arnold Kopelson (born in New York, New York, February 14, 1935) is an American film producer. ... Weingrod co-wrote the script for Kindergarten Cop Herschel Weingrod (30 October 1947 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) is an American screen writer. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe winning American film actor and director. ... Barbara Hershey is an American actress, known for her many film roles. ... Rachel Ticotin (born November 1, 1958 in the Bronx, New York) is an actress of Puerto Rican descent. ... Frederic Forrest (born December 23, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American actor. ... Tuesday Weld, born August 27, 1943, is an American film actress. ... James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles) is an Academy Award nominated film score composer. ... Andrzej Bartkowiak (Born 1950 in Lodz, Poland) is a Polish cinematographer, director and actor. ... Warner Bros. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... In sociology and critical social theory, alienation refers to the individuals estrangement from traditional community and others in general. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ...


The title of the film refers to Foster's mental collapse and Prendergast's wife's insistence that she and her husband retire to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where the old London Bridge was moved (from the nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down). The snowglobe purchased by Foster also plays the tune London Bridge is Falling Down. Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 41,938. ... A nursery rhyme is a traditional rubbish sony that edgar nursery invented while feeding a pig from his asssong or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... London Bridge is falling down is a well-known traditional nursery rhyme. ...

Contents

Plot

Taglines:
A Tale of Urban Reality.
The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world.


The film traces the stories of two men; nerdy, Dilbert-esque engineer William "Bill" Foster (or D-Fens as he is known for much of the film, after his car vanity plate, played by Michael Douglas) and over-the-hill LAPD Detective Martin Prendergast (Robert Duvall) on an especially hot day in Los Angeles. Foster, recently divorced, laid off, and now trapped in a traffic jam, abandons his car and begins walking across the city toward the district of Venice and the home of his ex-wife (Barbara Hershey). As he progresses, his behavior toward other city residents becomes increasingly violent and erratic, as he gathers to himself an array of weapons with which to inflict retribution for their many slights against him. Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. ... A vanity plate (US), prestige plate, private number plate, personalised registration (UK) or personalised plate (Australia) is a special type of Vehicle registration plate on an automobile or other vehicle. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... “LAPD” redirects here. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe winning American film actor and director. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California during the Great Depression. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Barbara Hershey is an American actress, known for her many film roles. ...


He starts by assaulting a variety store owner (Michael Paul Chan), criticizing him for charging exorbitant prices and refusing to make change without purchasing a Coca-Cola (Foster requires the change to make a phone call to his wife), and when the owner attempts to defend himself with a baseball bat, Foster takes it from him, destroys his merchandise with it, and leaves. He does however, pay for the Coke. Shortly after, Foster is confronted by two Hispanic gang members, demanding he pay them for passing through their "territory." Foster drives them away with the bat and acquires a butterfly knife dropped by one of the gang members, finding its design fascinating. The same gang members are vengeful and later look for Foster to kill him in a drive-by shooting. The gang shoots several innocent bystanders but fail to hit Foster with automatic weapons fire, and by misfortune crash their car down the street, allowing Foster to acquire their duffelbag of firearms. Foster wounds one of the Hispanic gang-members, prone and injured from the accident, by shooting him in the leg with a TEC-9. He then enters a fast food restaurant called Whammyburger and tries to order from the breakfast menu. However, the restaurant's cashier and manager refuse to serve him breakfast a few minutes after the deadline, which causes him to become angered and pull the TEC-9 out of the bag of weapons, accidentally firing a couple of shots into the ceiling. He waits for the employees to make him his breakfast meal, but then resolves to order from the lunch menu after having been appetized by the food other customers were eating at the time, Once again, however, he is enraged, this time over the difference between the luscious, generous hamburgers pictured in the in-store advertising and the comparatively miniscule actual product. Once again, he pays for it. Michael Paul Chan (born June 26, 1950 in San Francisco, California) is a third generation Chinese-American actor of television and film. ... Price gouging is a term of variable, but nearly always pejorative, meaning, referring to a sellers asking a price that is much higher than what is seen as fair under the circumstances. ...  Countries where Spanish has official status. ... A variety of different handmade custom balisongs. ... A drive-by shooting (or drive-by for short) is a personal attack carried out with firearms from a moving or momentarily stopped vehicle. ... The Intratec TEC-9 is a blowback-operated, semi-automatic 9mm Parabellum caliber firearm, classified by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as a handgun. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... The Intratec TEC-9 is a blowback-operated, semi-automatic 9mm Parabellum caliber firearm, classified by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as a handgun. ...


During his walk, Foster buys a snowglobe as a birthday present for his daughter. He then stops in an army/navy surplus store to replace his shoe with a hole in it. In the store, the owner (Frederic Forrest), a Skinhead, helpfully presents Foster his choice of "hiking boots", but is soon revealed to be homophobic as he begins to insult two gay men browsing the store. Shortly after he forces the two men out of the store, Detective Sandra Torres (Rachel Ticotin) comes inside and inquires about his possible sighting of a person matching Foster's description. The owner denies having seen Foster and hides him in the dressing room where he tried his boots on. After Detective Torres leaves, the store owner locks the door and takes Foster to his "private stash" in the back of the store, presenting himself as "his (Foster's) friend." The store owner is then revealed to be a Neo-Nazi, as the room is full of Nazi paraphernalia. He also shows Foster an empty can of "actually used" Zyklon B, impressed by the thought of how many Jews the can could have murdered, and tries to give him an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon as a present, believing himself and Foster to be on the same side. He refers to a police radio scanner he has been listening to, discussing the shooting in the Whammyburger, and other such incidents throughout the predominantly hispanic neighbourhood. A snow globe is a transparent sphere enclosing a miniaturized simulation of snowfall, often together with a model of a landscape. ... Military surplus are goods, usually matériel, that are sold at public auction when no longer needed by the military. ... Frederic Forrest (born December 23, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American actor. ... Skinheads, named after their cropped or shaven heads, are members of a working class subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were heavily influenced by the rude boys of the West Indies and the mods of the UK. In subsequent decades, the skinhead subculture spread to other... Homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. ... Rachel Ticotin (born November 1, 1958 in the Bronx, New York) is an actress of Puerto Rican descent. ... The term dressing room may be applied to different places. ... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ... Zyklon B label — Note that “Gift” translates as “poison” Zyklon B was the tradename of a pesticide ultimately used by Nazi Germany in some Holocaust gas chambers. ... The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon, also referred to as the Light Anti-Armor Weapon or LAW) is a portable one-shot 66 mm anti-tank weapon, designed in the United States by Talley Defense Systems, produced by Nammo Raufoss AS in Norway. ...


After Foster lashes out and calls the Nazi a "sick asshole" for denying the American values Foster holds dear, the Nazi pulls a gun on him and forces him against a counter. While going through Foster's bag of weapons, the Nazi finds the snowglobe and promptly destroys it, calling it "faggot shit." When the Nazi tries to handcuff Foster, Foster stabs him with the butterfly knife and proceeds to kill the man execution style. Afterwards, Foster trades his short-sleeved shirt and tie for army fatigues and takes the M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon from the store, which he uses to terrorize a road repair crew, accusing them of conducting unnecessary repairs (and snarling traffic) solely to justify their inflated budget. Execution-style murder and execution-style killing are news media buzzwords applied to various acts of criminal murder where the perpetrator kills at close range a conscious victim who is under his complete physical control and who has been left with no course of resistance or escape. ...


Prendergast, on his last day before retirement, also has a troubled, frustrating life. He must deal with a domineering mentally-ill wife (Tuesday Weld) (which is seemingly foreshadowed in the beginning of the film as Prendergast sits in traffic, where he sees a billboard of a glamour model with a figure screaming "Help me!" spraypainted between her cleavage) and disrespect from his co-workers, with the exception of his former partner, Detective Sandra Torres. Tuesday Weld, born August 27, 1943, is an American film actress. ... Graffiti (strictly, as singular, graffito, from the Italian — graffiti being the plural) are images or letters applied without permission to publicly viewable surfaces such as walls or bridges. ...


With Torres, Prendergast traces Foster's movements and rushes to intercept him before he can reach his ex-wife's house. Foster's ex-wife has a restraining order against him and has already called police several times, panicked because Foster has repeatedly and menacingly called her, announcing his plan to attend their young daughter's birthday party. An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that either prohibits or compels (enjoins or restrains) a party from continuing a particular activity. ...


Foster proceeds to cut through a golf course, to the dismay of an older, rich golfer complaining that Foster was walking on "his golf course." Despite Foster being directly in his way, the old man takes his stroke anyway, nearly hitting Foster with his golf ball. Foster responds by berating the man, telling him how the land taken up by the golf course should be open to children, families, and the general public. He then he shoots the old man's golf cart with a shotgun, causing it to roll downhill into a water hazard. At this point, the old golfer has a heart attack (either incidentally or due to the shooting of the cart) and in his dying gasps indicates that his medication was in the cart. Foster grins at the man and remarks on how he is going to die wearing a stupid-looking hat (and how he deserved to as well). Foster then has to climb over a wall topped with barbed wire, on which he cuts his hand. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Golf carts A golf cart, also known as a golf car, is a small vehicle designed originally to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course faster and with less effort than walking. ...


He arrives on the other side, to find an enormous mansion of a house, right in the middle of LA. He becomes enraged at the disparity of wealth, and when he spots a man near the pool in the back yard, he begins terrorizing him. The man states that he does not own the property, but works for the owner, who is out of town and allowing his employees to use his house for recreational purposes. As the police rush through the streets, responding to Foster's various mayhem, he resolves to hide with the man and his family in the back patio of the lush and walled-in yard. Foster learns that the owner became wealthy performing cosmetic surgery, causing Foster to remark that he must have picked the wrong line of work for himself. He begins telling the family of his troubles, of how he once worked as an engineer for a defence contractor to the United States government, designing and building missile systems, but was laid off when the Cold War ended. He complains that men and women who serve and defend their country are shafted while rich prigs like the owner of the property prosper by preying on people's insecurities. He reveals that he feels betrayed and lied to by his country and everyone in his life, having studied hard only to be disposed of as obsolete, and he claims to have been deemed "over-educated and under-skilled" because of his lifetime of hard work and study. When the man sees the blood on Foster's hands, he assumes Foster has harmed his daughter, and panics, insisting that if Foster wants a hostage, he should take himself, rather than his wife or daughter. Foster becomes furious that the man assumes he is some kind of maniac intent on harming people, and leaves them and the house to continue on his own. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


When Foster arrives finally at his wife's house, she has already fled with their daughter, in fear of his arrival, but he decides to stay there, not knowing where she might have gone. He waits in the living room, and decides to watch a home movie that was made during their marriage. In it, he and his then-wife enjoy a summer day much like the present day, on the pier by the beach with their daughter. As he watches the video, however, he begins to notice that even then he was under immense job-stress and therefore is inadvertantly stressing his family as well. He causes his infant daughter to cry and his wife to become angry with him, and he begins to realise that the failure of his marriage might have been partially his fault. As he watches, he marvels at a "toy" water-pistol bought as a present for his young daughter on her birthday, and considers the culture of violence which makes a mockery of the very reality he carries in his duffelbag. Suddenly, while watching, he realizes that his wife would probably have fled to the pier, which is stated in the home vide to be one of the places she feels safest. He rushes there just as Prendergast arrives. Torres, who is with Prendergast, insists that she go in through the back door to confront Foster, while Prendergast himself remain out front to back her up (a theme throughout the film is the danger police officers must put themselves in to defend others, exemplified by Prendergast's wish not to be shot or otherwise killed during his last day on the job). As she heads around back, Foster shoots her in the stomach with a pistol and takes off, with Prendergast calling an ambulance before pursuit.


At the pier, Prendergast dismisses Foster's complaints about being deceived and mistreated by society as no excuse for terrorizing people. Prendergast positions himself between Foster and his daughter and ex-wife, and insists that Foster must give himself up to the police who are just arriving with the ambulance. In one of the most poignant episodes of the film, Foster looks puzzled by this request, and responds with questioning, "Wait a minute.... I'm the bad guy? When did that happen?" Finally resolving himself to the role he believes has been thrust upon him, Foster begins insisting that he and Prendergast engage in a cowboy-style duel, stating that it would be poetic justice. Prendergast begs him to reconsider. Just then, however, Foster, having left the duffelbag at his ex-wife's home, draws his daughter's water pistol on Prendergast, causing Prendergast to reflexively shoot and kill him, thus allowing Foster's life insurance to go to his wife and daughter -- whereas taking his own life would not have had this outcome. Shortly after, Prendergast (whose behavior has also become harsher over the course of the film, changing him from a mild submissive man to one who asserts himself with his wife and punches an insulting co-worker) publicly curses his overbearing and two-faced supervisor ("Fuck you, Captain Yardley. Fuck you very much.") in front of the media, while Officer Torres is taken away on a stretcher. The film ends with Prendergast realising that he ultimately still wants to be a police officer, but had only lost touch with his passion due to his wife's hatred for the job, and so he decides not to retire yet. Suicide-by-cop is a suicide method in which someone deliberately acts in a threatening way towards a law enforcement officer, with the main goal of provoking a lethal response (e. ...


Reception

Roger Ebert, who gave the film a positive review at the time of its release, stated of William "D-Fens" Foster: Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...

"What is fascinating about the Douglas character, as written and played, is the core of sadness in his soul. Yes, by the time we meet him, he has gone over the edge. But there is no exhilaration in his rampage, no release. He seems weary and confused, and in his actions he unconsciously follows scripts that he may have learned from the movies, or on the news, where other frustrated misfits vent their rage on innocent bystanders."

The subject matter of the film inspired a cover story of the March 29, 1993 issue of Newsweek with the headline White Male Paranoia: Are They the Newest Victims--or Just Bad Sports? and a photograph of Douglas dressed as Foster. March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


Primary cast

For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe winning American film actor and director. ... Barbara Hershey is an American actress, known for her many film roles. ... Tuesday Weld, born August 27, 1943, is an American film actress. ... Rachel Ticotin (born November 1, 1958 in the Bronx, New York) is an actress of Puerto Rican descent. ... Frederic Forrest (born December 23, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American actor. ... Raymond J. Barry (b. ...

Awards and nominations

Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ...

Trivia

  • Presumably to portray him as an everyman, Foster's name is barely spoken throughout the entire film. It is only mentioned when Prendergast and Torres visit his mother's house during the course of their investigation, saying that they are looking for "William Foster." No one ever addresses Foster directly by his name, and the end credits list him only as "D-Fens."
  • As the movie was being filmed, the massive 1992 Los Angeles riots (also known as the Rodney King riots) broke out, bringing to light many of the issues of racial, social and economic tensions portrayed in the film.
  • Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden wrote a song about this movie, on the album The X-Factor. The song is called "Man on the Edge"; its refrain is the phrase "Falling Down", repeated.
  • In the Front Line Assembly Millennium album (released in 1994, soon after the première of Falling Down) most of the samples were from this film.
  • The band Rammstein can be seen wearing the same pants, shirt, and tie as Foster in the liner notes from their album Reise, Reise
  • The band The Methadones' third full length album was a themed album based on this movie.
  • The last film to be played in a grindhouse on New York's famous 42nd Street "Deuce" (Source: Sleazoid Express)
  • The Irish Comedian Ed Byrne based his 2006 'Standing Up and Falling Down' tour on this film
  • In a cut scene in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, a character dressed similarly to "Bill" blows up a construction vehicle with a bazooka, allowing the player to progress to the next area.
  • In the Lillian Verner Skit on MadTV, one of the contestants is an albino who enjoys thinking suicidal thoughts and wearing slippers. When he actually gets a question right in the game, the host asks "What do you want to do?" The contestant then replies "I wanna go and threaten a policeman with a waterpistol, and then he'll shoot and kill me, which is what I want!" This is a probable reference to the death of the Michael Douglas's character in Falling Down.
  • Bill Foster uses a weapon twice: The baseball bat (to trash the store and fight off the punks), contrary to reports of him using the 9mm pistol to shoot the Neo-Nazi and Sandra. The weapon used to shoot Sandra is a Colt 1911 .45 ACP.
  • The scene in which D-Fens terrorizes the Whammyburger may have been inspired by the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre. Notably, D-Fens possessed a submachine gun, shotgun and pistol in the incident, the same type of weapons used by James Oliver Huberty (though the exact weapon makes differ).

In literature and drama, the term everyman has come to mean an ordinary individual, with whom the audience or reader is supposed to be able to identify, and who is often placed in extraordinary circumstances. ... The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, were sparked on April 29, 1992 when a predominately white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, after he fled from police. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... The X Factor is a heavy metal album released October 2, 1995 by Iron Maiden. ... Man on the Edge is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor. ... Front Line Assembly (also known by the acronym FLA) is a Canadian electro-industrial band formed in 1986 by Bill Leeb and Michael Balch after Leeb left Skinny Puppy. ... Millennium is an album by industrial music artists Front Line Assembly, released in 1994 by Roadrunner Records on both Compact Disc and LP formats. ... Rammstein (pronounced Ram-Shtine, IPA: [ˈʁam. ... Reise, Reise (German for Arise, Arise or Journey, journey) is the German NDH-metal band Rammsteins fourth album. ... The Methadones were formed by Dan Schafer (Danny Vapid) of Screeching Weasel, Sludgeworth, and The Riverdales in the mid 1990s as a side project. ... Exploitation films is a loosely defined term to describe a film genre that typically sacrifice the traditional notions of artistic merit for a more sensationalistic display, often featuring excessive sex, violence, and gore. ... NY redirects here. ... For the film of this name, see 42nd Street (film). ... Tony Hawks American Wasteland is a video game that has been released for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. ... MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, Mad. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... M1911 The M1911 is a . ... .45 ACP cartridges .45 redirects here. ... The McDonalds massacre was an incident of mass murder which resulted in 21 deaths at a McDonalds restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California, on July 18, 1984. ... James Oliver Huberty was the perpetrator of the July 18, 1984 McDonalds massacre in San Ysidro, California, USA. Huberty was veteran of the Vietnam War and worked for 14 years as a welder in Massillon, Ohio. ...

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