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One False Move (1992)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 May 1992 (USA)
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hurricane  »

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Box Office


$1,543,112 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The script was originally titled "Hurricane". See more »


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


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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Referenced in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) See more »


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Written and Performed by Michael Sutton, II
Produced by Michael Sutton
© 1991 Mibren Music (ASCAP) and Illegal Film Music (ASCAP)
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A perfect move.
16 January 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This film is awesome!!!! The characters are all well developed and I loved the atmosphere created by director Carl Franklin. Bill Paxton is great in the lead role and Cynda Williams is a welcome surprise in this film. There's a different type of Billy Bob Thornton in this picture as he plays a very evil cocaine dealer. The screenplay is the reason for this film's perfection. What a great script and it should be shown to all screenwriters in Hollywood to help them develop their characters more and make their films more interesting. Great film.

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