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Falling Down

Falling Down
Falling Down
Falling Down
  • R
  • 1h 52m
  • 1993
Certified Fresh75%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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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").
© 1992 Regency, Canal and Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh75%
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 Media

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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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:February 26, 1993
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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