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One False Move (1992)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 May 1992 (USA)
A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

Director:

Carl Franklin

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Cast

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 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 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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$1,543,112
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Production Co:

IRS Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Bob Thornton and Cynda Williams got married after filming was completed. They were divorced before the film was released two years later. 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

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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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Memo to the Academy - 1993 (1993) See more »

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Rock Me with Your Love
Written and Produced by Odette Springer and Matthew Ender (as Matt Ender)
© 1987 Spidey Music (ASCAP) and Cookies and Milk Music (BMI)
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Still on my mind
27 December 1999 | by barkusSee 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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