Saturday, January 13, 2018
The 1993 Movie Falling Down stars Michael Douglas. An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. The film stars Michael Douglas in the lead role of William Foster, a divorced and unemployed former defense engineer. The film centers on Foster as he treks on foot across the city of Los Angeles, trying to reach the house of his estranged ex-wife in time for his daughter's birthday party. Along the way, a series of encounters, both trivial and provocative, cause him to react with increasing violence and make sardonic observations on life, poverty, the economy, and commercialism.
As President Trump talks about different groups of people, I am often reminded of the film.