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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

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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)
Phyllis Sutton ...
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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Crime | Drama

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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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The script was originally titled "Hurricane". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: Lila, even if I wanted to, I can't help you.
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Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: I don't have the legal authority.
Fantasia - Lila: You didn't have the legal authority to fuck me when I was 17 years old... but that didn't stop you, did it?
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Connections

References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Show You Right
Written and Performed by Michael Sutton, II
Produced by Michael Sutton
© 1991 Mibren Music (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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