A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

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Carl Franklin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon
Cynda Williams ... Fantasia / Lila
Billy Bob Thornton ... Ray Malcolm
Michael Beach ... Pluto
Jim Metzler ... Dud Cole
Earl Billings ... McFeely
Natalie Canerday ... Cheryl Ann
Robert Ginnaven ... Charlie
Robert Anthony Bell Robert Anthony Bell ... Byron
Kevin Hunter ... Ronnie
Phyllis Kirklin Phyllis Kirklin ... Mrs. Walker
Meredith 'Jeta' Donovan Meredith 'Jeta' Donovan ... Bonnie
Jimmy Bridges ... Bobby (as James D. Bridges)
Phyllis Sutton Phyllis Sutton ... Jackie
Derrick Williams ... Darren
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Included among the American Film Institute's 2001 list of 400 movies nominated for the top 100 Most Heart-Pounding American Movies. 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: How you doin'? Doin' all right?
Old Man Malcolm: Huh?
Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: I said, are you doin' all right?
Old Man Malcolm: I'm doin' all right today.
Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: That's good. You remember me? I'm Chief Dixon.
Old Man Malcolm: I'm... fixin' to do what?
Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: I said I'm Chief Dixon.
Old Man Malcolm: Oh, I'm fixin' to feed these chickens 'fore it gets too damn hot.
Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: Have you heard from your nephew lately?
Old Man Malcolm: Huh?
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert Holiday Video Gift Guide (1992) See more »

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Don't Walk Away from Love
Performed by Brenda Sutton
Written and Produced by Michael Sutton (as Michael) and Brenda Sutton
© 1991 Mibren Music (ASCAP) and Illegal Film Music (ASCAP)
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Forget about sticking to a plan.
5 March 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hurricane See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,545, 10 May 1992

Gross USA:

$1,543,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,543,112
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IRS Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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