Very well made film about two troubled men.
A good short concept that doesn't really lend itself to a full-length movie
over 4 years
Entertaining! Very entertaining!
over 5 years
Douglas is phenomenal as the everyman hero/villain. Schumacher's best by far!
This under the radar film is a great look at what happens when you've just had enough
excessively violent, Duvall saves this film.
over 6 years
what's happening to me in SoCal Today !!!!
Falling Down is a 1993 crime-drama film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Michael Douglas in the lead role of William Foster (credited as "D-Fens"), a divorcee and unemployed former defense engineer. The film centers on Foster as he goes on a violent rampage across the city of Los Angeles, trying to reach the house of his estranged ex-wife in time for his daughter's birthday party. Along the way, a series of encounters, both trivial and provocative, cause him to react with violence and make sardonic observations on life, poverty, the economy, and commercialism. Robert Duvall co-stars as Martin Prendergast, an aging LAPD Sergeant on the day of his retirement, who faces his own frustrations with socially-accepted spinelessness, even as he tracks down Foster.
The title of the film, referring to Foster's mental collapse, is taken from the title of the nursery rhyme "London Bridge Is Falling Down", which appears several times during the film. It also references London Bridge...