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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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In lesser hands, some of the material would fall flat, but with De Niro playing off his tough-guy image and Crystal at his nebbish-y best, the film's fanciful premise flies.
Most of the scenes are very funny; a few fall flat.
In fact, probably about half of the film's goofball ideas fall flat and seemingly exist because they sounded like cool concepts on paper.
West said California City officials ran a law enforcement check on Brown and Wilson that produced no red flags, and he said the city is not much concerned if this time the pair's efforts again fall flat.
The narrative stutters, one-liners fall flat, and the clunky opening musical number, ``A False Start,'' lives up to its name.