One False Move

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Carl Franklin
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  8 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
87
Rotten Tomatoes:
98%
R
Year:
1992
105 min
78 Views

"Haven't you left for Star City?"

Then the other girl says something.

Play it again.

Hey, girl.

- Haven't you left for Star City?

- Tonighf.

It is Star City.

"Haven't you left for Star City?"

Dud, check this out.

A robbery arrest from '79.

In case of emergency, notify.

"Jeremiah Malcolm.

Relationship:
Uncle."

"Star City, Arkansas."

I'll be damned.

Jimmy. Jimmy, are you there?

Yeah, Dale. Come on back.

I went to the courthouse and checked

the records on Ray Malcolm.

He was born here,

but hasn't been back in 20 years.

I'm heading to the uncle's place.

Do me a favor. Call Charlie, tell him

to come to work early tonight.

I'm staying out there

in case those folks show up.

If they do,

we're gonna be laying for them.

This could be a big one.

I'll talk to you later.

10-4 and out.

Just give their names,

Ray Malcolm and Pluto Franklin.

Say the victims

were stabbed to death.

How many stab wounds?

Don't mention that.

Or the hog-tying and pillowcases.

- And the other three?

- Say they were strangled.

What about the kid?

Don't explain.

Just say someone survived.

And that we think the suspects fled the

state. We might get national coverage.

You got to give me something.

The press is all over my butt.

- Say they're as violent as we've seen.

- Really?

Thank you.

What's the story

on this Star City thing?

Somebody, come on. Dud.

What if you went down there?

We've been lucky so far.

And we can tie Ray there.

I talked to the police chief.

He didn't know of Ray or Fantasia...

but he would check the uncle out.

I'm waiting for his call.

What about an I. D.

On the second suspect?

Pluto. His real name

is Lenny Franklin.

He's originally from Chicago.

He and Ray got busted

about six years ago...

for another drug rip-off.

Same shit.

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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and received international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster film Armageddon (1998), the highest-grossing film of that year, and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination. In the 2000s, Thornton achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Friday Night Lights (2004); comedies Bandits (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Bad Santa (2003); and action films Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred as Lorne Malvo in the first season of the anthology series Fargo, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, he starred in an Amazon original series, Goliath, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. Thornton has been vocal about his distaste for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. Thornton has written a variety of films, usually set in the Southern United States and mainly co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing (1996) and The Gift (2000). After Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2000), and Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012). Thornton has received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of the blues rock band The Boxmasters. more…

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