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One False Move Details

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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, Rovi

  • Release date:May 8, 1991

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Peter Haycock Best Original Score 1992 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Terry Plumeri Best Original Score 1992 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Tom Epperson Best Screenplay 1992 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Billy Bob Thornton Best Screenplay 1992 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Carl Franklin New Generation Award 1990 Winner
MTV Movie Awards Carl Franklin Best New Filmmaker 1992 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Carl Franklin Best Director 1992 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Cynda Williams Best Actress 1992 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Derek Holt Best Original Score 1992 Nominee

Cast

Bill Paxton
as Dale "Hurricane" Dixon
Cynda Williams
as Lila Fantasia
Jim Metzler
as Dud Cole
Billy Bob Thornton
as Ray Malcolm
Michael Beach
as Pluto
Earl Billings
as McFeely
Natalie Canerday
as Cherylann
Jesse Dabson
as Beaver
Layne Beamer
as Texas State Trooper
John Mahon
as Chief Jenkins
Jeff Bailey
as Harlan Childress
Steven Reich
as Car Salesman
Kevin Hunter
as Ronnie
Robert Ginnaven
as Charlie
Donald Paul Pemrick
Max Segar
as Assistant Chief
Jackie Stewart
as Truck Driver
Rocky Giordani
as Billy "The Face"

Crew

Carl Franklin
Director
Jesse Beaton
Producer
Harold Welb
Producer
Tony To
Producer
Ben Myron
Producer
Tom Epperson
Screenwriter
Carl Franklin
Screenwriter
Billy Bob Thornton
Screenwriter
James L. Carter
Cinematographer
Derek Holt
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Haycock
Composer (Music Score)
Carole Kravetz
Editor
Dana Torrey
Art Director
Miles A. Copeland III
Executive Producer
Paul Colichman
Executive Producer
Troy Myers
Set Designer
Ron Leamon
Costume Designer
Ken Segal
Sound Mixer
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