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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Who is it?


Hey, girl.

- Haven't you left for Star City?

- Tonight.

You think you're bad

with that camera.

Come on.

You're ruining the shot

with your lousy dancing.

Bobby, look who's here.

- How you doing?

- Fine.

- Is Ray with you?

- No.

- That's good.

- Real good.

You're always welcome here.

Bobby's about to blow out

the candles on his birthday cake.

It's your birthday?

How old are you, sixty?

That's your I.Q., woman.

This is Darren and Danielle.

I left my purse in the car.

I'll be right back.

What are you guys doing?

Everybody get on the floor

and be quiet.

- What the f***?

- Get on the floor, goddamn it!

Let it go, Ray.



Be quiet

and everything will be okay.

Where does Marco live?

I don't know.

- I said, where does he live?

- I don't know.

- Where, goddamn it?!

- I don't know!

How do you get your sh*t?

Does it fly over here?

- Ray, please.

- Danielle and me don't know nothing.

Let us go.

If we tell where Marco lives,

he'll kill us.

What do you think we're going to do?

Tell me or I'll slap your head off.

Leave us alone!

You don't have to hit her like that.

Tell him and everything will be okay.

Jackie don't know anything.

I deal with Marco, not her.

Leave her alone and I'll tell you.

Who is it?

It's Bobby, Marco.

I got to get some stuff.

- I told you not to come so late.

- Come on, man.

I got to get something tonight.

Come on in here, man.

This is a pretty woman you got here.

Look at those titties.

I like those.

Ray, what are you doing?

- Hey, man!

- I want some of this.

What you want is on that table.

I got $200 in my wallet. Take it.

- I ain't f***ing around.

- Take the money and the coke.

- This is lighter fluid.

- You're sick.

I'll f*** her up.

I don't want your little $200.

F*** you.

I don't want your $200.

Stop it.

- Then you got the money?

- Put it out!

- I'll light her up!

- I'll tell you.

- F*** you!

- Put it out!

F*** you!




Got it?

They got a f***ing kid.

Goddamn it.

Where's your kid, you motherf***er?

Where's your goddamn kid?

Go look for the kid.

We can't leave him here.

I've been all over the house.

I don't give a sh*t! Go look.

He might be hiding.

Mommy! Mommy!

Honey, what's wrong?

What is it, baby?

It's okay. Daddy's here.

Bad dream, I guess.

- It's okay.

- You okay?

I'll take her in our room.

It's going to be okay.

Dale, are you coming to bed?

Yeah, I'll be right there.

Oh, good. Come on, Dud,

let's get to the wallets.

Watch your feet.

I need a name.

Let's do this body first.

I think this is our stranger.

What do we got?

John, meet Robert Prost.

How do you do, Robert?

Watch your feet.

We're out of here.

Isn't that a light

on in Robert's window?


10 o'clock in the morning.

Oh, sh*t!


Anything on that tape?

Background voices.



How did you I.D. This Ray Malcolm?

A neighbor recognized Ray's car

parked out front.

Did she see him?

She did see a black guy with glasses

come out, get in Ray's car and split.

She didn't know Ray's last name,

but we checked it out with some dopers.

You separated it?

Not yet.

Is that Ray's package?

So who's this black guy?

They call him Pluto.

He's been hanging with Ray

the last couple of weeks.

I'd say he's from out of town.

Pluto? That's it?

For now.

Who's the girl?

- Fantasia.

- Bullshit.

Good-looking. Ray's old lady.

Listen to this.

Hey, girl.

Haven 'f you leff for Star City?


Bobby, look who's here.

She said, "Haven't you left for..."


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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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