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One False Move (1991)

Cast: Bill Paxton, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, more...
Director: Carl Franklin, Carl Franklin
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Independent, Neo Noir, Cops, Neo Noir
Running Time: 106 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Carl Franklin made his directorial bow with the story of three LA drug dealers who, after committing a rather messy murder, hide out in a rural Arkansas town. Assuming that the local "rubes" will offer them little interference, the criminals have not reckoned with sheriff "Hurricane" Dixon (Bill Paxton). Despite the arrogance of the LAPD agents sent to Arkansas to collar the crooks, it is down-home Dixon who puts the final bloody showdown into motion (the fact that the thieves have been falling out throughout the film doesn't hurt things either). Carl Franklin knows where he's going in every frenetic frame of One False Move, and his movie was one of the most acclaimed independent releases of 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

Can skip this one by adityapandit January 14, 2004 - 12:24 PM PST
2 out of 8 members found this review helpful
It is an average movie and everything about it is plain average. The only thing I liked was one music score during the climax where an african american in a small town in Arkansas is playing the harmonica. That piece is really haunting and I guess the only thing I will remember about this movie. The rest of the movie could have been made memorable but everything else just lacks that last punch which can knock out the viewer. I would suggest you could skip this.

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 6.85)
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