History Trivia / FallingDown

3rd Sep '17 5:35:47 PM Folamh3
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* PlayingAgainstType: Michael Douglas is no stranger to playing villains, but it's certainly a departure for him to play a villain who is antisocial, uncharismatic, unhinged, petty and really rather pathetic.
30th Oct '16 8:53:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: The guy on the freeway is writer Ebbe Roe Smith.

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* CreatorCameo: The guy on DawsonCasting: In the freeway movie, D-Fens is writer Ebbe Roe Smith.referred to as being in his late 30s, but Creator/MichaelDouglas was 47 at the time the movie was shot in 1992.
* DoingItForTheArt: Creator/MichaelDouglas loved the script so much that he agreed to take a much lower salary so the film could also have more money to be made.
* FakeNationality: Detective Brian says that he can't translate for Mr. Lee because he is Japanese and Mr. Lee is Korean. In real life, Steve Park is Korean and Michael Paul Chan is Chinese.



* NewAgeRetroHippie: 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.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Michael Paul Chan as the Korean store owner, years before ''Series/TheCloser''.
** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[Film/MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].
23rd Oct '16 8:34:19 AM OlfinBedwere
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* OneHitWonder: While he's had a long career as an actor both before and after this film, it's one of only two writing credits that Ebbe Roe Smith has, alongside the critically-mauled film adaptation of ''Series/Car54WhereAreYou''.
11th Apr '16 3:58:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] is just now a regular worksman...and he ain't taking it well at all. At least he's sympathetic this time.
** Officer Torres is Melina from ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
** The seedy guy in the park is Gecko (not [[WallStreet that one]] - the one from Series/{{Carnivale}}).
** The caretaker of the plastic surgeon's residence is Cooper in Jurassic Park III.
** [[Film/ApocalypseNow Chef]] is the neo-Nazi.
2nd Apr '16 4:13:36 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* [[Film/ApocalypseNow Chef]] is the neo-Nazi.

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* ** [[Film/ApocalypseNow Chef]] is the neo-Nazi.
2nd Apr '16 4:11:28 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* [[Film/ApocalypseNow Chef]] is the neo-Nazi.
3rd Sep '15 1:27:58 AM jormis29
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** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].

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** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[MinorityReport [[Film/MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].
10th Jul '15 9:10:07 PM wesker56
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** The caretaker of the plastic surgeon's residence is Cooper in Jurassic Park III.
7th Apr '15 9:07:34 AM Eegah
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** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].

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** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].Hineman]].
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Foster being a defense contractor who lost his job after the fall of the Soviet Union could ''only'' be a plot point in the specific time this film was made.
13th Sep '14 2:45:51 AM falcon2484
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Michael Paul Chan as the Korean store owner, years before ''Series/TheCloser''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Michael Paul Chan as the Korean store owner, years before ''Series/TheCloser''.''Series/TheCloser''.
** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].
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