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171 Ratings

One False Move

Directed by Carl Franklin
United States, 1992


With the assistance of two Los Angeles Police Department detectives, Star City, Arkansas Police Chief Dale “Hurricane” Dixon prepares to take on several criminals heading to his small town after a crime-filled road trip from California.

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One False Move Directed by Carl Franklin

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Director

1993 | 4 nominations including: Best Feature

National Board of Review

1992 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1992 | Winner: New Generation Award

Critics reviews

The brilliant, punishing script by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson is uncompromising in its humanization of evil people and its complication of those who believe themselves to be good. . . . The film, though, is owned by Bill Paxton, delivering a career-best performance as a small-town policeman utterly unprepared for the monstrousness threatening his way of life.
August 17, 2018
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