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Original film name: Falling Down
New film name: Under Construction
Original Runtime: 113 mins
New Runtime: 71 mins
Amount of time Cut: 42 mins
Your intention for this fanedit:
To follow D-Fens during his really, really bad day.
-almost all scenes involving Detective Prendergast's retirement, his personal life and the police investigation into D-Fens.
The whole "I'm-a-cop-and-today-is-the-last-day-before-I-retire-and-I-really-should-just-sit-behind-a-desk-like-everyone-tells-me-to-but-there's-just-this-one-case-that-only-I-can-crack-so-I'm-going-to-investigate-it-and-in-the-process-rediscover-my-love-for-police work-and-maybe-I-won't-retire-after-all" cliche is really over done. Morgan Freeman in Se7en is the one notable exception.
There really wasn't anything wrong with Robert Duvall's or Rachel Ticotin's performances, but the whole police side of the story is unnecessary and, quite frankly, uninteresting. None of it really serves to further the plot except for the one scene with D-Fens' mother where we get a little more background on him. The audience doesn't need to see how the police catch up with D-Fens, just that they do.
A SL NTSC stereo DVD is available via RS.
Time needed for the edition: about one week