One False Move (1992)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fantasia - Lila Walker
Lenny 'Pluto' Franklyn
Dud Cole
John McFeely
Natalie Canerday ...
Cheryl Ann
Robert Ginnaven ...
Robert Anthony Bell ...
Phyllis Kirklin ...
Mrs. Walker
Meredith 'Jeta' Donovan ...
Bobby (as James D. Bridges)
Phyllis Sutton ...
Derrick Williams ...


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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Crime | Drama

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

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Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA)  »

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$1,543,112 (USA)

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Did You Know?


An image of a man shooting a cop was removed from the film's UK poster in the wake of a backlash against screen violence. The film itself was uncut by the British Board of Film Classification. See more »


When Pluto staggers out of the house and dies he is face down, but when the detective arrives to check him, he is face up. See more »


Cheryl Ann: He don't know no better, he watches television. I read non-fiction.
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Referenced in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) See more »


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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Forget about sticking to a plan.
5 March 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Bloody, ruthless and very interesting early writing success for Billy Bob Thornton. After a drug buy goes bad, Ray(Thornton)and Pluto(Michael Beach)with pretty Fantasia(Cynda Williams)in tow head from California to Star City, Arkansas. Waiting there in the middle of nowhere is the local sheriff Bill Paxton and he is eager to go from small time to the big time. With or without the help of a couple of L.A.'s finest on the case, the young sheriff is out to prove himself. The finale is a burst of action. Also in the cast are Jim Metzler and Earl Billings. Billy Bob, with pony tail and all, will be no disappointment for his fans.

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