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Academy Award-winners Michael Douglas ("Disclosure," "Wall Street," and "Basic Instinct") and Robert Duvall ("A Civil Action," "The Godfather") star with Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Barbara Hershey ("Portrait of a Lady," "Hannah and Her Sisters") in this action-drama about a man's odyssey into madness, prompted by the effects of modern city life. It follows two ordinary men: a laid-off defense worker (Douglas) driven beyond frustration in an endless traffic jam now on a path of violence and potential self-destruction, and an LAPD detective (Duvall), only hours away from retirement who is determined to find him and stop his vigilante acts. Directed by hit-maker Joel Schumacher ("Batman Forever," "The Client").
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Critics Consensus: Falling Down's popcorn-friendly take on its complex themes proves disquieting -- and ultimately fitting for a bleakly entertaining picture of one man's angry break with reality.
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Common Sense Says
Disturbing '90s crime thriller has violence and language.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Falling Down is a 1993 drama about a man who has come to the end of his rope and has a psychotic break, calmly injuring and killing people who annoy him, and posing a threat to his ex-wife and young child. He uses a baseball bat, a knife, a bazooka, machine guns, and a pistol to disrupt and injure, all the while feeling justified for lashing out because he thinks he's lived by the rules all his life and deserves better. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "crap," "ass," "p---y," "f--got," "queer," "kike," the "N" word, "muff divers," and "pr--k." A violent racist and anti-Semite spews slurs. A stripper appears at a party but doesn't get to strip.
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- Genre:Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:February 26, 1993
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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