History YMMV / FallingDown

18th Dec '17 11:13:01 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Every viewer loved Foster for his attitude against [[AcceptableTargets the gangbangers, the neo- Nazi and the rich bastard]]. Bonus point for the fatigues he got from the military store, that almost looks as a leather coat.
** The film actually seems to deliberately invoke it, encouraging the audience to root for Foster before Prendergast ruthlessly deconstructs his character in the final scene, saying that everyone has problems like his and "that doesn't give you any special right to do what you did today."
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, shares his name with a Marvel Comics superhero who was the best friend of Hank Pym. Some 22 years later, Douglas would actually play Hank Pym in ''[[Film/AntMan Ant-Man]]''.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Every viewer loved Foster for his attitude against [[AcceptableTargets the gangbangers, the neo- Nazi neo-Nazi, and the rich bastard]]. Bonus point for the fatigues he got from the military store, that almost looks as look like a leather coat.
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coat. The film actually seems to deliberately invoke it, encouraging the audience to root for Foster before Prendergast ruthlessly deconstructs his character in the final scene, saying that everyone has problems like his and "that doesn't give you any special right to do what you did today."
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, shares his name with a Marvel Comics superhero who was the best friend of Hank Pym. Some 22 years later, Douglas would actually play Hank Pym in ''[[Film/AntMan Ant-Man]]''.
** During the Whammyburger scene, a woman spits out her food in a panic when Foster walks up to her, causing him to remark to the manager "I don't think she likes the special sauce, Rick." In 2017, UsefulNotes/McDonalds held a one-day promotion where they brought back a special sauce that they hadn't had in their stores in almost twenty years (namely, the Szechuan sauce they carried as part of a promotion for ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''), thanks to [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty a show starring a character named Rick]] turning that sauce into a MemeticMutation -- leading to packed lines, flare-ups, and fights at many [=McDonald's=] locations across the country, not unlike when Foster pulled out his gun at Whammyburger.
2nd Sep '17 7:56:47 AM AnotherGamer
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* DesignatedHero: There are times where we cheer Foster's violent handling with every Jerkass he comes across, but frankly every thing he does apart from defending himself from Latin thugs and the Neo-Nazi is just unethical, irrational and wrong.

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* DesignatedHero: There are times where we cheer Foster's violent handling with every Jerkass he comes across, but frankly every thing he does apart from defending himself from Latin Latino thugs and the Neo-Nazi is just unethical, irrational and wrong.
11th Jun '17 1:14:13 PM nombretomado
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** During TheWorldCup in 2010, a Brazilian blogger made "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunga Dunga]] Falling Down", scenes with a {{Gag Dub}} where D-Fens stood in for the HeroWithBadPublicity coach of the national football team (it begun with the [[BurgerFool Whammyburger]] scene becoming "what Dunga really said in the press conference") - helps [[https://www.putsgrilo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/zangado-1.jpg the hairstyle and such were similar]]. It even warranted an extra chapter when Dunga returned following a shameful campaign in the 2014 tournament.

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** During TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 2010, a Brazilian blogger made "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunga Dunga]] Falling Down", scenes with a {{Gag Dub}} where D-Fens stood in for the HeroWithBadPublicity coach of the national football team (it begun with the [[BurgerFool Whammyburger]] scene becoming "what Dunga really said in the press conference") - helps [[https://www.putsgrilo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/zangado-1.jpg the hairstyle and such were similar]]. It even warranted an extra chapter when Dunga returned following a shameful campaign in the 2014 tournament.
29th Apr '17 11:36:08 AM Soundwave129
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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, shares his name with a Marvel Comics superhero who was the best friend of Hank Pym. Some 22 years later, Douglas would actually play Hank Pym in ''[[Film/AntMan Ant-Man]]''.
1st Mar '17 3:30:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Foster's sympathy for a black man being denied a loan. It shows that even though he's going off the deep end, he hasn't completely lost his humanity.
18th Nov '16 5:15:29 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* OneSceneWonder: The "Not Economically Viable!" Man. And the neo-Nazi freak is genuinely unsettling.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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The "Not Economically Viable!" Man. Man.
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And the neo-Nazi freak is genuinely unsettling.unsettling.
** The random black kid that gives Foster advice on how to handle the rocket launcher.
30th Oct '16 8:46:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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]].
1st Jun '16 3:33:39 PM BatmanKalEl
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** This would apply, except that he's never set up as a hero. He's a VillainProtagonist, and as such gets a SympatheticPOV to the point that most viewers probably root for him through most of the movie. But by the end of the film it's made clear he's the bad guy, to the point that in the end [[HeelRealization even he realizes it]].
1st Jun '16 3:32:54 PM BatmanKalEl
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* MoralEventHorizon: Many of his actions (fatally shooting the Neo-Nazi, who in his own words planned to send him to prison to be raped, going out of his way to non-fatally shoot someone who was trying to stop him) can't quite be called actions of an irredeemable villain. Smirking at a dying old man for hitting him with a golf ball was just plain sadistic and definitely showed he was starting to lose it.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Many of his William Foster's actions (fatally shooting the Neo-Nazi, who in his own words planned to send him to prison to be raped, going out of his way to non-fatally shoot someone who was trying to stop him) can't quite be called actions of an irredeemable villain. Smirking at a dying old man for hitting him with a golf ball was just plain sadistic and definitely showed he was starting to lose it.
1st Jun '16 3:31:45 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FridgeLogic: He gives his lunch to a homeless guy and demands breakfast from a fast food worker in the next scene.
** Pretty simple actually. He gives his lunch away because he has money and can afford another. The problem at the fast food joint is that he was being denied what he wanted to buy and, in his mind, had the right to demand as a customer.
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