History Film / FallingDown

13th Sep '17 8:49:26 AM ThePest179
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* Gangbangers: Foster accidentally ends up on the territory of some Hispanic gangsters, [[MuggingTheMonster who subsequently try to mug him]]. After he fights them off, they try killing him in a drive by, which fails spectacularly when they crash their car and fail to hit him.

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* Gangbangers: {{Gangbangers}}: Foster accidentally ends up on the territory of some Hispanic gangsters, [[MuggingTheMonster who subsequently try to mug him]]. After he fights them off, they try killing him in a drive by, which fails spectacularly when they crash their car and fail to hit him.
13th Sep '17 8:48:57 AM ThePest179
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* AngryWhiteMan: Foster is this, believing that the system he worked for screwed him over, and having a few prejudices about other people (as demonstrated by his treatment of the Korean store owner).


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* Gangbangers: Foster accidentally ends up on the territory of some Hispanic gangsters, [[MuggingTheMonster who subsequently try to mug him]]. After he fights them off, they try killing him in a drive by, which fails spectacularly when they crash their car and fail to hit him.


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* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: After the gangbangers crash their car performing a drive by shooting, Foster shoots one of the injured gangbangers in the leg.
3rd Sep '17 5:38:22 PM Folamh3
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A car full of gang members pulls a drive-by on Foster. They shoot up the street, hitting everyone except Foster, and crash into another car, killing themselves and leaving a bag full of weapons for Foster to find. Somewhat TruthInTelevision as all too often, bystanders rather than the actual target get killed in street shootings, not to mention, they [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy don't know how to aim]].

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* ContrivedCoincidence: ContrivedCoincidence:
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A car full of gang members pulls a drive-by on Foster. They shoot up the street, hitting everyone except Foster, and crash into another car, killing themselves and leaving a bag full of weapons for Foster to find. Somewhat TruthInTelevision as all too often, bystanders rather than the actual target get killed in street shootings, not to mention, they [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy don't know how to aim]].aim]].
** Foster decides to buy some shoes as his current ones are falling apart. The first shop that sells shoes he happens to walk into is a military surplus shop run by a neo-Nazi who just so happens to have heard about Foster's exploits on the radio ''and'' just so happens to have come to the erroneous conclusion that Foster shares his prejudices, to the point that he is willing to protect Foster from the police and show Foster his collection of exotic weapons.
2nd Sep '17 7:24:55 PM Folamh3
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The neo-Nazi store owner, who erroneously thinks Foster shares his beliefs.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain:
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The neo-Nazi store owner, who erroneously thinks Foster shares his beliefs. beliefs.
** If you interpret D-Fens as a VillainProtagonist, he certainly meets this description, given his casual racism to the Korean shopkeeper early in the film.
2nd Sep '17 7:23:44 PM Folamh3
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* PhonyVeteran: The homeless guy tries to pass himself off as a [[ShellShockedVeteran Vietnam vet]]. D-Fens wisely points out that he's barely older than 30 and would've been a kid at the time of [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar the war]].

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* PhonyVeteran: The homeless guy tries to pass himself off as a [[ShellShockedVeteran Vietnam vet]]. D-Fens wisely points out that he's barely older than 30 and would've been a kid at the time of [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar the war]]. The homeless guy insists that he ''meant'' to say that he served in the Gulf war.
31st Aug '17 8:35:09 AM rwe1138
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'''[[spoiler: D-Fens]]''': [[spoiler: Oh, come on. It's perfect. A showdown between [[TheSheriff the sheriff]] and [[{{Outlaw}} the bad guy?]] [[AGoodWayToDie It's beautiful.]] On three...]] ]]

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'''[[spoiler: D-Fens]]''': [[spoiler: Oh, come on. It's perfect. A showdown between [[TheSheriff the sheriff]] and [[{{Outlaw}} the bad guy?]] [[AGoodWayToDie It's beautiful.]] On three...]] ]]
31st Aug '17 8:18:50 AM rwe1138
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* NotSoSimilar: Many characters in the movie can be seen as twisted foils to D-fens. Compare Bill's patriotism and ignorance(has the view that America is a Godsend to the entire world, insisting his country gave Korea a ton of money, for some unexplained reason) and how his acts of violence, up until meeting the nazi, have only been directly harmful to a gang-banger who tried to kill him, to the Neo-Nazi, who of course, is an outright bigot [[DisproportionateRetribution who was prepared to shoot two innocent people dead for getting pissed off at his slurs]], and the gangsters themselves [[DisproportionateRetribution who tried to mug him at knife-point for being in their territory when he was already on his way out, and then tried to kill him anyway]].

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* NotSoSimilar: Many characters in the movie can be seen as twisted foils to D-fens. Compare Bill's patriotism and ignorance(has ignorance (has the view that America is a Godsend to the entire world, insisting his country gave Korea a ton of money, for some unexplained reason) and how his acts of violence, up until meeting the nazi, have only been directly harmful to a gang-banger who tried to kill him, to the Neo-Nazi, who of course, is an outright bigot [[DisproportionateRetribution who was prepared to shoot two innocent people dead for getting pissed off at his slurs]], and the gangsters themselves [[DisproportionateRetribution who tried to mug him at knife-point for being in their territory when he was already on his way out, and then tried to kill him anyway]].
31st Aug '17 8:14:15 AM rwe1138
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* HeelRealization: Foster by the end: "I'm the bad guy? {{Beat}} How did that happen?" Earlier than that, Bill is sitting in his wife's home watching an old home movie. [[spoiler: He appears visibly upset and perhaps even a tad remorseful when he sees himself blowing up on his family over something trivial]].

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* HeelRealization: Foster by the end: "I'm the bad guy? {{Beat}} [{{beat}}] How did that happen?" Earlier than that, Bill is sitting in his wife's home watching an old home movie. [[spoiler: He appears visibly upset and perhaps even a tad remorseful when he sees himself blowing up on his family over something trivial]].
13th Aug '17 5:49:04 PM JoeP
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* ATeamFiring: Gang members attempt to get revenge on Bud Foster during a drive by shooting, but end up wounding everyone else on the block but him; before crashing into a telephone pole and dying themselves.

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* ATeamFiring: Gang members attempt to get revenge on Bud Bill Foster during a drive by shooting, but end up wounding everyone else on the block but him; before crashing into a telephone pole and dying themselves.
6th Aug '17 5:47:17 AM handsonsocks
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Foster is a lighter example.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Foster is a lighter example.Oh yes.
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