Why 'Falling Down' is still relevant decades after its release

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"Falling Down” hit theaters around this time 25 years ago. Michael Douglas plays an unemployed worker who angrily gets out of his car during a downtown traffic jam. He walks to Venice for his daughter’s birthday party, at the home of his estranged wife. Along the way, there are violent run-ins with a Korean store owner, gang members, a Nazi sympathizer, construction workers and golfers.

Screenwriter Ebbe Roe Smith courtesy of Smith


Ebbe Roe Smith - writer of “Falling Down” movie and “Pro Bono” novel

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