Falling Down

Plot hole: Foster served in the military and even received a Purple Heart as indicated by the plaque in his mother's home. Yet he needs a kid to explain to him how to handle an M72 rocket launcher. A weapon introduced in the 60s and thus well within his time at the military.

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Suggested correction: Not everyone in the military knows how to use this particular type of weapon. In fact, probably most don't.


Plot hole: Once or twice I can believe, but no cops catch up to him before the end, especially if all these people from the Korean grocer to the restaurant employees, customers saw and could describe him and he's walking?


Plot hole: After the cop is shot, Prendergast heads directly for the pier. There is nothing in the movie that would tell him that Bill Foster would have gone in that direction. (01:31:55 - 01:33:41)

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Continuity mistake: When D-Fens attacks the Oriental shopkeeper he puts his foot on the shopkeeper's neck and his socks are clearly visible as white. However, a few minutes later when he removes his shoe to examine a hole in it on the hill, before being confronted by the two homeboys - his socks have somehow changed to black. (00:10:20 - 00:18:15)

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Nick: We're the same, you and me. We're the same, don't you see?
Bill Foster: We are not the same. I'm an American and you're a sick asshole.
Nick: Just what kind of vigilante are you?
Bill Foster: I am not a vigilante. I am just trying to get home to my little girl's birthday party and if everyone will just stay out of my way, nobody will get hurt.

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Trivia: When D-Fens notices the protester outside the bank, the protester is wearing the exact same clothes Bill is wearing, even down the pattern on his tie.

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Question: Why does the Beggar throw the apple at D-fens? I found it odd since he just gave him a briefcase and a lunch.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Because the beggar thought there would be items of value in the briefcase and he was frustrated that there was nothing in there. So in frustration he threw the apple at D-Fens.


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