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One False Move

  • Film

Time Out says

A superb modern thriller in the ultra-hardboiled Jim Thompson mould, in which a trio of criminals, wanted for a brutally murderous drugs heist, converge on a small, quiet Arkansas township where the local cop, treated with contempt by the LA officers in charge of the case, looks forward to a High Noon-style showdown. The asides on racial and sexual inequality are made subtly and succinctly; the performances and pacing are nigh perfect; the violence is explicit, disturbing but never gratuitous; and Franklin - a black actor whose directing debut this is - achieves a consistency of mood that other far more experienced film-makers would give their right arms for. One of the finest American movies in recent years.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Carl Franklin
  • Screenwriter:Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson
  • Cast:
    • Bill Paxton
    • Cynda Williams
    • Billy Bob Thornton
    • Jim Metzler
    • Michael Beach
    • Earl Billings
    • Natalie Canerday
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