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What would make you just..........SNAP !
Falling Down (DVD)
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Falling Down (DVD)
Advantages: Intriging plot really pulls you in, nothing short of oscar winning perfomance from douglas
Disadvantages: Can be a little slow in pulling some scenes together
Ever sat in traffic in the heat wondering why their are doing roadworks, ever seen the picture of a big mac and then seen what youve been given ! ever been picked on by hoodies and thought that if only you had an uzi tot each them a lesson...well with the exception of the last one you`d still be sane. But what this film does is show the very think line between maintaining our civilised exterior and just snapping.
Synopsis: William Foster is an everyman working a job in the defense sector. At least that what the people around him think. He is divorced and doesnt have rights to see his daughter....he is also about to lose his grasp of reality.
Douglas turns in an almost oscar winning performance in this film playing Bill foster or D-Fens as he is referd to and credited for. I think he should have at least been nominated. Personally this is his finest role since wall street. D-fens works an intersting office job (at least he did) ut leads an uninteresting life, divorced and cut off from his kid. Robert duvall plays det prendergast a cop a few hours away from retirment (yes you wonder what is going to happen to him) whos an everyman cop, who rather use his powers of deduction rather then use rough street smart.
D`fens just snaps one day when sitting in traffic, hes the everyman middle aged white male who is over looked by the government , ignored by society and considered no threat by those he could harm. His objective is to pick something up for his daughter for her birthday and to get across LA to see her. On the way he has run ins with hispanic gangbangers, a militant neo nazi and a fast food joint that needs a lesson in customer satisfaction. Normally with quite violent results, with a slant on 'black' humour, like the scene with the road works...."whats the film called.....Under construction"
The soundtrack is fairly unremarkable, but the direction is great- amazing to think that not 4 yrs later Joel schumacher made batman and robin, the lure of the hollywood dollar ay ! (btw that film is on IMDB`s 100 worst films of all time !)
Rachel Ticotin (whom I last saw in TOTAL RECAL and Lois smith also turn in great performances.
Summary: A great film, charting the fall of the everyman in all of us