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One False Move (1992)

 -  Thriller | Crime | Drama  -  8 May 1992 (USA)
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In Los Angeles, after a violent drug rip-off, the Los Angeles Police Department detectives find the identity of the trio - the sadistic I.Q. of 150 and college graduate Lenny "Pluto" ... See full summary »

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Fantasia - Lila Walker
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Lenny 'Pluto' Franklyn
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Dud Cole
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John McFeely
Natalie Canerday ...
Cheryl Ann
Robert Ginnaven ...
Charlie
Robert Anthony Bell ...
Byron
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Ronnie
Phyllis Kirklin ...
Mrs. Walker
Meredith 'Jeta' Donovan ...
Bonnie
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Bobby (as James D. Bridges)
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Jackie
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Darren
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In Los Angeles, after a violent drug rip-off, the Los Angeles Police Department detectives find the identity of the trio - the sadistic I.Q. of 150 and college graduate Lenny "Pluto" Franklyn; his not so bright buddy in San Quentin Ray Malcolm; and his girlfriend Fantasia. Their further investigation indicates that the criminals are fleeing to Star City, Arkanas, and LAPD detective Dud Cole and his partner John McFeely contact the local Chief of Police Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon and they head to the little town. The yokel family man Dale, who is used to resolve domestic issues, is fascinated with the chance to participate of a manhunt and befriends the two detectives. But when he sees the picture of Fantasia, he recognizes her as Lila Walker and is haunted by his past, hiding a secret about Lila Walker. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for drug content | See all certifications »

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$1,543,112 (USA)
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When the film was completed, the original plan was to release it straight to video. Stronger than expected word of mouth convinced the distributor to send it to theaters. The late critic Gene Siskel voted this film as his favorite of 1992. See more »

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When we first see Fantasia dead in the yard, her eyes are open. A few minutes later, they are closed. See more »

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Fantasia - Lila: Me and my brother's daddy was white, did you know that? Of course, we never knew him. He had another family. That's why I kind of look white. Because my daddy was white. You figured since I kind of look white, you could fuck me, what the hell... Because I was kind of black... you could dump me, what the hell.
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I Can't Stop Cryin'
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© 1990 Animal Logic Music (ASCAP), Big Biscuit (ASCAP), Deaconsongs (ASCAP) and Illegal Film Music (ASCAP)
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Still on my mind
27 December 1999 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

I watched this film in 1991 and I still think about it frequently. It has become a standard to compare other films. The violence at the beginning made me uncomfortable, and I almost turned it off. I am glad that I didn't, because I would have missed one of the best films of the decade. The movie's pace and tone are perfectly natural - not artificial in any way. I like the scene in the diner best. The two LA cops are joking with each other about the backward local sheriff (Paxton), and they didn't know he was standing there. The awkwardness of the moment encapsulated the film.

I think One False Move, Fargo, and The Sweet Herafter are a great trilogy of movie making at its best. All set in small - real towns with real people.


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