History Film / FallingDown

1st Mar '17 3:31:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MistakenForRacist: The neo-Nazi incorrectly assumes Foster shares his abhorrent views on race.

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* MistakenForRacist: The neo-Nazi incorrectly assumes Foster shares his abhorrent views on race. When Foster sets him straight, he's not happy.
1st Mar '17 3:25:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MistakenForRacist: The neo-Nazi incorrectly assumes Foster shares his abhorrent views on race.
24th Feb '17 10:15:51 PM hack-normal
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* SuddenlyShouting: "You think I'm a thief? No. I'm not a thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cent for a STINKING SODA! YOU'RE THE THIEF!"

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* SuddenlyShouting: "You think I'm a thief? No. I'm not a thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cent cents for a STINKING SODA! YOU'RE THE THIEF!"
24th Feb '17 9:37:43 AM hack-normal
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'''IB''': Right, asshole!\\

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'''IB''': Right, That's right, you selfish asshole!\\


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* SuddenlyShouting: "You think I'm a thief? No. I'm not a thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cent for a STINKING SODA! YOU'RE THE THIEF!"
21st Feb '17 9:38:00 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Foster as well, but with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]] to some extent. [[spoiler: He had a short temper when dealing with his wife and their daughter, and shortly before his rampage, got to the point where his mom not finishing her food at the dinner table was enough to invoke a rage-filled DeathGlare]]. He also makes a couple rude remarks about the store owner's admittedly bad english, asking if they [[AllAsiansAreChinese don't have "V"'s in China.]] But his issues are linked with anger instead of malice.

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** Foster as well, but with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]] to some extent. [[spoiler: He had a short temper when dealing with his wife and their daughter, and shortly before his rampage, got to the point where his mom not finishing her food at the dinner table was enough to invoke a rage-filled DeathGlare]]. He also makes a couple rude remarks about the store owner's admittedly bad english, asking if they [[AllAsiansAreChinese [[IdenticalLookingAsians don't have "V"'s in China.]] But his issues are linked with anger instead of malice.
9th Nov '16 1:00:45 PM nombretomado
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''Falling Down'' is a 1993 film directed by JoelSchumacher about one man's mental breakdown, and his feelings of alienation, disgust, and mounting rage against what he perceives to be an increasingly unfair and depersonalized world, accumulating weaponry and becoming something like a vigilante as he travels across the city, shoving people out of his way.

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''Falling Down'' is a 1993 film directed by JoelSchumacher Creator/JoelSchumacher about one man's mental breakdown, and his feelings of alienation, disgust, and mounting rage against what he perceives to be an increasingly unfair and depersonalized world, accumulating weaponry and becoming something like a vigilante as he travels across the city, shoving people out of his way.
30th Oct '16 8:45:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: The guy on the freeway is writer Ebbe Roe Smith.



* NewAgeRetroHippie: Venice Beach.

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* NewAgeRetroHippie: Venice Beach.Besides the bits set in Venice, some shots were filmed at Silver Lake, which has topped the list of [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/09/20/americas-hippest-hipster-neighborhoods/ more]] than [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/hipster-neighborhoods-us-top-10-photos_n_1901884.html one]] paper as best hipster neighbourhood.
19th Oct '16 2:27:33 PM bt8257
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* CrapsackWorld: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], thanks in no small part to downtown Los Angeles less than a year after the big 1992 riots. The movie is an exploration of this concept in a lot of ways.

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* CrapsackWorld: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, thanks in no small part to downtown Los Angeles less than a year after the big 1992 riots. The movie is an exploration of this concept in a lot of ways.



-->'''Foster''': Oh, that's too bad. Because you know what? (he shoots at the phone booth) [[BondOneLiner I think it's out of order]].

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-->'''Foster''': Oh, that's too bad. Because you know what? (he shoots what?
-->'''Man
at Phone Booth:''' What?
-->'''Foster''': (promptly pulls out his gun and destroys
the phone booth) booth by shooting it a lot) [[BondOneLiner I think it's out of order]].



* TheDeterminator: Foster, aka D-fens. He's the definition of this. (All he wants to do is get 20 miles across smog-infested LA in time for his daughter's birthday... [[TheSlowWalk on foot]].)

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* TheDeterminator: Foster, aka D-fens.D-Fens. He's the definition of this. (All he wants to do is get 20 miles across smog-infested LA in time for his daughter's birthday... [[TheSlowWalk on foot]].)



* FreudianExcuse: Foster pulls a milder one during the climax

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* FreudianExcuse: Foster pulls a milder one during the climaxclimax.



* {{Heatwave}}: The movie takes place on the hottest day of the summer.
* 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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* {{Heatwave}}: HeatWave: The movie takes place on the hottest day of the summer.
* 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 Oct '16 9:05:09 AM seminoles8
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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks. (He thinks he's chinese and made fun of his english.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:

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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks. (He thinks he's chinese Chinese and made fun of his english.English.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:
13th Oct '16 9:03:32 AM seminoles8
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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks.(He thinks he's chinese and made fun of his english.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:

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* MoralMyopia: A much lighter case, but still. D-Fens deals with a lot of various annoyances, but sees nothing wrong with his disproportionately (except in the case of the Neo-Nazi and hoodlums) violent reactions. An example is when he attacks the Korean store-owner. He is offended that the guy thinks he is a robber, and is willing to pay a (fair) price for his soda, but sees nothing wrong with smashing up the man's store, taking his bat, and making rude and ignorant remarks. (He thinks he's chinese and made fun of his english.) Prendergast sums it up quite nicely:
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