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Dir: Joel Schumacher
Rated R, 113 Minutes
Falling Down is one of those unforgettable films from my childhood. My Dad wasn't really into many movies, but he loved this fucking movie. Here is my hypothesis as to why:
1. He was a middle aged, middle class, white guy that mostly told people what to do for a living.
2. He was a Vietnam Veteran that seemed to be OK with getting violent from time to time.
3. He was sort of a racist.
4. He identified with a privelged white man trolling through the ghetto, pointing out to people what was wrong with their way of life / culture but would never do it himself unless he took one more step towards insanity.
Basically, this cover describes who would really like this movie. Middle Aged white dudes that like guns and business.
This movie is about D - FENS. A defense worker that has been laid off. One day in traffic going to the job he no longer has, he abandons his car and stroll through the ghetto, violently telling people why they suck.
Robert Duvall is a cop on his final work day before retirement. Their stories meet in the end.
I understand what the point of the movie was originally supposed to be. A man on the edge insanity due to things beyond his control. . . but it turns out to be more of a White Collar Taxi Driver where the audience can identify with the madness.
If you haven't see it, you should. It's hilarious. It was Directed by that butthole that ruined Batman.
I'm sure the fact that the cover image is Michael Douglas with a flat top probably sold a million tapes alone.