Saw Falling Down last night and couldn't believe what I saw. Call me a leftie wimp or something, but the way that issues of class, gender, race and sexual orientation were touched upon was either heavy handed, downright regressive, or blatantly disturbing. Some notes 1 Interesting how the white cop (as opposed to the hispanic ex- partner, or team of black woman and hispanic man) is the one who posseses the knowledge to follow the story. . . 2 Too many of the subjective images of the Michael Douglas character's burgeoning insanity and hatred are people of color for there to be much doubt of r****m. 3 It is interesting that the man touted in the previews to be average American guy who's fed up is actually on a murderous, xenophobic, terroristic journey across town to reunite with a wife who has filed a restraining order against him. 4 Homophobia is a crime in the film which goes unpunished, yet when Michael Douglas is threatened by the homosexuality of prison he is driven to murder. . . 5 Women are told to shut up (literally and metaphorically) in more scenes than I could (care to ) remember. Thoughts? M.B.