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One False Move (1992)

R  |   |  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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Lenny 'Pluto' Franklyn
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Dud Cole
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John McFeely
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Robert Anthony Bell ...
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Meredith 'Jeta' Donovan ...
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Derrick Williams ...
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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All it takes to bring him down is one bullet... one woman or... One False Move. See more »

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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 »

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When Ray is shot, it appears that the impact is to his left shoulder, though he clutches his right upper chest. Later we see blood all over his back on the right, but the bullet hole is not visible in front. See more »

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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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A Little Gem from the 90's
11 April 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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 (Michael Beach); his not so bright buddy in San Quentin Ray Malcolm (Billy Bob Thornton); and his girlfriend Fantasia (Cynda Williams). Their further investigation indicates that the criminals are fleeing to Star City, Arkanas, and LAPD detective Dud Cole (Jim Metzler) and his partner John McFeely (Earl Billings) contact the local Chief of Police Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon (Bill Paxton) 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.

"One False Move" is a little gem from the 90's and one of the best in the genre neo-noir. The first time I saw this film was on VHS in the early 90's, but now I have the chance of buying the DVD and watching it again. The dramatic story written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson is engaging and without redemption. Cynda Williams, in her second film, is awesome but Bill Paxton "steals" the film in the role of a bragger hillbilly and chief of police that sees the chance of his life of arresting real criminals but meets his past instead. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Um Passo em Falso" ("One False Step")


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