Falling Down (Blu-Ray)

Directed By: Joel Schumacher Starring: Michael Douglas

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Studio Warner
SKU 217059384
UPC 883929153961
UPC 14 00883929153961
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/24/2012
Rating NR
Social Issues
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A laid-off defense worker, kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order, looks at the landscape of moral decay in Los Angeles on one hot, congested day and, after being mugged, snaps. What follows is his bitter and pathetic mission of justice, vengeance and vindication that reads uncomfortably like too many news stories. Michael Douglas is identified only by his character's license plate, D-FENS, in this attack on social ills, a film originally seen as the displacement of power felt by many white American males.
Plot Summary
Summary The film that brought to the fore issues of white male paranoia in a changing, multi-cultural United States. A stressed-out former defense worker finally cracks when he's caught in a traffic jam. With gun in hand, he abandons his car and journeys on foot through Los Angeles, violently confronting the "alien" forces he holds responsible for his predicament.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I'm the bad guy?" -- D-Fens
New York Times "...A wickedly mischievous, entertaining suspense thriller....Douglas is terrific..." 02/26/1993 p.C3
Rolling Stone "...[Schumacher] gives this explosive drama a whiplash intensity that never lets up....FALLING DOWN puts a human face on a cold statistic and then dares us to look away..." 03/04/1993 p.71-2
USA Today "...A technically proficient grabber....[A] consistently engrossing movie..." 02/26/1992 p.1D
Variety "...[A] powerful portrait of social alienation....The film provides Douglas with a real performer's showcase, and he delivers a strong, intense portrayal of a walking time bomb..." 02/15/1983
Entertainment Weekly "...Douglas' performance is effective. Letting his eyes well up with sadness and fury, he's an Ordinary American-turned-passionate zombie..." 02/26/1993 p.38-40
Chicago Sun-Times "...The movie stars Michael Douglas, in a performance of considerable subtlety and some courage....FALLING DOWN does a good job of representing a real feeling in our society today..." 02/26/1993 p.41
Joel Schumacher
Michael Douglas
Cast & Crew
Raymond J. Barry - Star
Barbara Hershey - Star
Frederic Forrest - Star
Michael Douglas - Star
Tuesday Weld - Star
DeDee Pfeiffer - Star
Robert Duvall - Star
Rachel Ticotin - Star
Joel Schumacher - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
UPC 00883929153961
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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