In D-Fens of a great movie

25 Best Movies You've Never Seen

I've seen 5 of them and I'm delighted to see one of my all-time favourites in the number one slot - Falling Down, the Joel Schumacher black comedy staring Michael Douglas.

Dismissed as a racist 'serial-killer flick' at the time it has never got the acclaim it deserved despite terrific performances from Douglas and the great Robert Duvall (not forgetting Tuesday Weld as Duvall's neurotic, vulnerable wife). 

My favourite exchange is between Foster (Michael Douglas) and a young panhandler  he ignores:

: That's a hell of a way to treat a vet, man.

Bill Foster: You're an animal doctor?
Panhandler: No, a vet. A veteran. I was in 'Nam, man.
Bill Foster: What were you - a drummer boy? You must've been 10 years old.

Panhandler: I meant the Gulf. I meant to say the Gulf. Jesus. Come on. All I'm asking for is a little change. I haven't eaten in three days. (He has a sandwich in his hand)

Panhandler: Well, I mean, except for this.

Via Neatorama