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Falling Down Details


It's just not William Foster's ([[Performer~P88134~Michael Douglas~michaeldouglas]]) day. Laid off from his defense job, Foster gets stuck in the middle of the mother of all traffic jams. Desirous of attending his daughter's birthday party at the home of his ex-wife ([[Performer~P32030~Barbara Hershey~barbarahershey]]), Foster abandons his car and begins walking, encountering one urban humiliation after another (the Korean shopkeeper who obstinately refuses to give change is the worst of the batch). He also slowly unravels mentally, finally snapping at a fast-food restaurant that refuses to serve him breakfast because it's "too late." Running amok with an arsenal of weapons at the ready, Foster -- also known as "D-FENS" because of his vanity license plate -- rapidly becomes a source of terror to some, a folk hero to others. It's up to reluctant cop Prendergast ([[Performer~P88530~Robert Duvall~robertduvall]]), on the eve of his retirement, to bring D-FENS down. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 26, 1993


Michael Douglas
as D-Fens/William Foster
Robert Duvall
as Prendergast
Barbara Hershey
as Beth
Rachel Ticotin
as Sandra
Tuesday Weld
as Mrs. Prendergast
Frederic Forrest
as Surplus Store Owner
Lois Smith
as D-Fens' Mother
Macon McCalman
as Detective Graham
Marion Dougherty
Mark Frank
as Annoying Man at Phone Booth
Mathew Saks
as Officer At Station
Pat Romano
as Gang Member 3
Peter Radon
as 1st Gay Man
Amy Morton
as Mom "Back Yard Party"
Jack Betts
as Frank (Golfer)
Jack Kehoe
as Street Worker
John Fleck
as Seedy Guy in Park
Karina Arroyave
as Angie
Russell Curry
as 2nd Officer's Partner
Spencer Rochfort
as 2nd Gay Man
Agustin Rodriguez
as Gang Member 1
Benjamin Mouton
as Uniformed Officer at Beth's
Wayne Duvall
as Paramedic
DeDee Pfeiffer
as Sheila "Whammyburger"
John Diehl
as Dad "Back Yard Party"
Stephen Park
as Detective Brian
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Not Economically Viable Man
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Guy on Freeway
Michael Paul Chan
as Mr. Lee
Raymond J. Barry
as Captain Yardley
Kimberly Scott
as Detective Jones
James Keane
as Detective Keene
Irene Olga Lopez
as Angie's Mother
Carole Ita White
as 2nd Officer at Beth's
Richard Montoya
as Detective Sanchez
James Morrison
as Construction Sign Man by Bus Stop
John Fink
as Guy Behind Woman Driver
Brent Hinkley
as Rich "Whammyburger"
Al Mancini
as Jim (Golfer)
Bruce Beatty
as Police Clerk
Carol Androsky
as Woman who Throws Up "Whammyburger"
D.W. Moffett
as Detective Lydecker
Dean Hallo
as Uniformed Officer's Partner
Eddie Frias
as Gang Member 2


Joel Schumacher
Arnold Kopelson
Herschel Weingrod
Ebbe Roe Smith
Andrzej Bartkowiak
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Hirsch
Barbara Ling
Production Designer
William S. Beasley
Production Designer
Larry Fulton
Art Director
Nana Greenwald
Stephen Brown
Dan Kolsrud
Ebbe Roe Smith
Associate Producer
William S. Beasley
Associate Producer
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Brad Ricker
Set Designer
Cricket Rowland
Set Designer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Michael Runyard
Marion Dougherty