Falling Down
Filmfest 2009

FALLING DOWN turns one man's slide toward madness into a wickedly mischievous, entertaining suspense thriller. On one side is D-Fens, who, having abandoned his car, moves with purpose across Los Angeles by foot, leaving a trail of casually mangled bodies on street corners, in a clothing store, on a golf course. In pursuit are Detective Prendergast (Robert Duvall) and his colleagues of the Los Angeles Police Department. At first with some boredom, then with apprehension and horror, they follow the trail of the man who keeps saying he just wants to get home... FALLING DOWN is glitzy, casually cruel, hip and grim. It's sometimes very funny, and often nasty in the way it manipulates one's darkest feelings. Vincent Canby, N.Y.Times, Feb.26, 1993

tags: Feature film

Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Tuesday Weld, Frederic Forrest

Credits

Director: Joel Schumacher