On the day of his daughter's (Joey Singer) birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster (Michael Douglas) is trying to get to his estranged ex-wife's (Barbara Hershey) house to see his daughter. He has a breakdown and leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. Along the way he stops at a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call but the owner, Mister Lee (Michael Paul Chan), does not give him change. This destabilizes William who then breaks apart the shop with a baseball bat and goes to an isolated place to drink a coke. Two gangsters (Agustin Rodriguez & Eddie Frias) threaten him and he reacts by hitting them with the bat. D-FENS continues walking and stops at a phone booth. The gangsters hunt him down with their gang and shoot at him but crash their car. William goes nuts and takes their gym bag with weapons proceeding in his journey of rage against injustice. Meanwhile Sergeant Martin Prendergast (Robert Duvall), who is working on his last day ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael Douglas credits his performance to a chance meeting with a stranger named 'Louanne' in a local bakery. See more »
In the store when Bill calls his wife and makes the Apollo 13 reference, the spacecraft was actually prior to the point of no return when the service module exploded. The reason why the spacecraft couldn't return early was because was because the service module near the main engine was damaged and they did not want to risk lighting the engine up for fear that the ship may explode. A free-return trajectory was advised and they returned safely. See more »
[the gang members try to get revenge on Foster with a drive-by shooting. It fails and they crash their car. Foster calmly walks up to the wreckage and kneels down by one of them who is lying injured on the ground]
[he picks up the gang member's Uzi and fires a shot]
I missed too.
[he aims the Uzi at the head of the gang member, who begs him not to shoot. He shoots him in the leg]
There. You see? That's the concept. Take some shooting lessons, asshole.
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The role of Vondie Curtis-Hall, who plays the man protesting the bank, is credited as "Not Economically Viable Man." See more »