A lot of the reviews for "Falling Down" are going to compare it to earlier movies about white men who go berserk: " Joe ," for example, or "Death Wish. Both of these approaches represent a facile reading of the film, which is actually about a great sadness which turns into madness, and which can afflict anyone who is told, after many years of hard work, that he is unnecessary and irrelevant. The movie stars Michael Douglas , in a performance of considerable subtlety and some courage, as a Los Angeles man who a few years ago thought he had it all figured out.
Skip to Content. Bill doesn't see himself as a bad guy even though he has attacked a store owner with a bat, destroyed his store. He allows someone to die of heart attack, believing he deserves it. He believes a construction worker deserves his anger, even though the worker didn't make decision to tear up the road. He pulls a gun on fast-food workers who enforce policy of no breakfast after a certain time of day. He doesn't believe people have rights to their private property. A man leaves his car in a traffic jam, blocking traffic. He assaults a Korean store owner, busts up his store.
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