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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 ... 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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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: I figure we can wait up in the woods. The bad folks show up... we'll put the stopper in the bottle like
[snaps fingers]
Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon: that.
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Referenced in I Know That Voice (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Stop Cryin'
Written by Deborah Holland
© 1990 Animal Logic Music (ASCAP), Big Biscuit (ASCAP), Deaconsongs (ASCAP) and Illegal Film Music (ASCAP)
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Lots of false moves.
27 February 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Boy, this film takes me back to the jerkwater Arkansas town where I spent several years of my youth. Bill Paxton (Aliens, True Lies, "Big Love") is spot on as a cracker sheriff who, in his words, hasn't drawn his gun in six years on the job. Well, he drew his gun seven years ago and it has now come back to haunt him and put him in a position that could get him killed.

Billy Bob Thornton (A Simple Plan, Sling Blade, Astronaut Farmer), Arkansas born himself, co-wrote and starred in this film and really pulls off the psycho robber with such perfection that I really cannot understand how a supposedly intelligent guy like "Pluto" (Michael Beach - Short Cuts, "Third Watch," "ER") could hook up with him, especially since they spent two years in jail after the last job. Joining the duo, was Cynda Williams (Mo' Better Blues) in her second film, as Fantasia/Lila. She did a super job.

As the trio heads to Houston from L.A. the body count rises and the Sheriff is put into a position where he has to act alone. False moves throughout the film just add to the tension and excitement.


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