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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Great B movie. classic Paxton and Billy Bob. Unfortunately it's criminally overlooked. Would have been bunched in as a tarantino clone except....he beat tarantino to it. Not perfect but gotta give it 5 stars for paxman and hillbilly orson welles. A southern gothic neo noir like none other. Billy Bob needs to get back to directing and writing and carl Franklin needs to do another noir
Everyone ripped off this film so majorly! 1992 this film was made - Tarantino ripped it off, the Coens ripped it off, Cronenberg ripped it off. Carl Franklin has never gotten adequate credit for this masterpiece while the others got way overblown and undeserved reputations. There is as much "neglected cinema" in the U.S. as anywhere else - proportionally more, because we also have the most overrated films.
Fleshed out characters and nuanced acting from Paxton makes this one something extra. It's not perfect in any sense, some acting is a bit shaky (Fantasia) but surprisingly sober in it's treatment of violence and in the end it suceeds in making me care about the people involved.
Hits on a gut level with the best of the neo-noirs. Franklin's skillful control over the material holds the audience in a vice-like grip. The film begins with disturbing authority and then builds to an operatic crescendo of inevitable conflict. Bill Paxton has never been better and his character is the damaged soul of the film. Franklin stakes his claim to the crime genre as the Coen brothers did with "Blood Simple."
Una película digna de ser subestimada. A pesar de su introducción cruda, "One false move" posee ese aire de filme de acción de serie B. El hecho es que para la segunda mitad la película nos toma por sorpresa al revertir las aptitudes de sus protagonistas. De pronto del que no esperábamos mucho, apunta a ser el eje que dará el giro dramático. El final, un tirotéo al mejor estilo western con un cierre coincidente.