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FALLING DOWN (1993) ****
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(focus on urban breakdown)

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Contains 8 movie quotes & 11 Academic Words (AWL*).
What’s wrong with Los Angeles?  Meet D-Fens (Michael Douglas), a guy who will tell you, from freeways to fast food to golf courses (and more).  But is he the good guy?  Meet Prendergast (Robert Duvall), the cop soon to retire, who also knows the score but reacts very differently.  Are they flip sides of the same coin?  Take a ride with two of Hollywood’s classiest actors, across the urban patchwork of L.A. and learn for yourself in this comedy of tragedy.  Rated R (113 min.) mike laib 2010.

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