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In 'Falling Down', right from the beginning Michael Douglas, as William 'D-Fens' Foster, is boiling - in more ways than one, as he's stuck in a traffic jam.
Douglas puts in a fine performance as the bespectacled, square-haired, non-threatening looking, middle aged American male. But, looks can be deceptive.
When he's charged too much for a soda Foster really explodes in the store of an unfortunate Korean. Trashing the store, he says: "I'm standing up for my rights as a consumer." Then he's approached by a couple of foul mouthed youths who spy easy pickings, but the youths soon flee when they realise he's pretty lively with a baseball bat.
There is dark humour in 'Falling Down', especially when Foster goes to a burger bar, and is slightly too late for breakfast. It doesn't go down too well with Foster, so cue a little over reaction as he pulls out a gun from his bag. He is amiable though, and just criticises the food. Foster also doesn't take kindly to a Nazi (who is even nuttier than Foster) who breaks his daughter's present, and he later shoots up a golf course with bazookas! No surprises that Foster's wife has a restraining order out on him.
'Falling Down' is a good cautionary tale of a man feeling lost in modern society, and though containing too much bad language it is still a superbly crafted movie.
- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.
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