One False Move
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One False Move

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Director: Carl Franklin, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Jim Metzler

Cast: Carl Franklin, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Jim Metzler

     
 

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Carl Franklin's superb crime drama One False Move comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen 1.85:1 image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been

Overview

Carl Franklin's superb crime drama One False Move comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen 1.85:1 image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are accessible in those three languages as well. The highlight of the supplemental materials is a commentary track by the director. A theatrical trailer rounds out this fine package for an underrated film that is ripe for rediscovery, something that may happen thanks to this DVD release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
One False Move ranked near the top of some critics' best-films list for 1991 despite being off the radar screen for most audiences. A challenging psychological thriller disguised as a cops-and-robbers action movie, this original story was written by an unknown named Billy Bob Thornton before he became famous for Sling Blade. Director Carl Franklin displayed a knack for exquisite timing and nuanced character shadings in filming this unorthodox tale about a trio of violent drug dealers fleeing Los Angeles cops and heading for a peaceful Arkansas town where an anxious sheriff (Bill Paxton) has extra reasons to fear their arrival. Much of the film is an excruciating waiting game, and the climax is a revelation that sheds new light on all that has gone before. An introspective action movie sounds like a misnomer, but Franklin accomplished something similar, if slicker, a few years later with Devil with a Blue Dress, which was also commercially unsuccessful.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
UPC:
0043396911796
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Languages: English, Spanish, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; Scene selections; Director's commentary; Widescreen and full screen formats; Theatrical trailers

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Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Carl Franklin Director,Screenwriter
Jesse Beaton Producer
James L. Carter Cinematographer
Paul Colichman Executive Producer
Miles A. Copeland Executive Producer
Tom Epperson Screenwriter
Peter Haycock Score Composer
Derek Holt Score Composer
Carole Kravetz Editor
Ron Leamon Costumes/Costume Designer
Troy Myers Set Decoration/Design
Ben Myron Producer
Gary New Production Designer
Ken Segal Sound Mixer
Billy Bob Thornton Screenwriter
Tony To Producer
Dana Torrey Art Director
Harold Welb Producer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:18]
2. Birthday party [2:18]
3. At Marco's [1:34]
4. No witnesses [1:36]
5. Sole Survivor [2:56]
6. Crime scenes [2:46]
7. Taped lead [3:28]
8. Chief brief [4:45]
9. At the motel [5:50]
10. Hurricane [2:53]
11. A little stop [2:15]
12. Newspaper story [1:11]
13. Jeremiah Malcolm [7:12]
14. A lucky guy [1:40]
15. Odessa, Texas [3:18]
16. Pulled over [11:03]
17. Lila Walker [:35]
18. At Beaver's [5:12]
19. The Walker family [3:41]
20. Reunion [5:15]
21. Billy "The Face" [1:37]
22. "She took the money." [2:26]
23. Dale & Lila [10:58]
24. Playing pretend [1:31]
25. "Let me go." [1:36]
26. Ray calls [4:27]
27. Suspects down [3:13]
28. "Are you dead?" [7:40]
Side #2- Full Screen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:18]
2. Birthday Party [2:18]
3. At Marco's [1:34]
4. No witnesses [1:36]
5. Sole survivor [2:56]
6. Crime scenes [2:46]
7. Taped lead [3:28]
8. Chief brief [4:45]
9. At the motel [5:50]
10. Hurricane [2:53]
11. A little stop [2:15]
12. Newspaper story [1:11]
13. Jeremiah Malcolm [7:12]
14. A lucky guy [1:40]
15. Odessa, Texas [3:18]
16. Pulled over [11:03]
17. Lila Walker [:35]
18. At Beaver's [5:12]
19. The Walker family [3:41]
20. Reunion [5:15]
21. Billy "The Face" [1:37]
22. "She took the money." [2:26]
23. Dale & Lila [10:58]
24. Playing pretend [1:31]
25. "Let me go." [1:36]
26. Ray calls [4:27]
27. Suspects down [3:13]
28. "Are you dead?" [7:40]

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One False Move 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of Billy Bob's best pre-Sling Blade performances. One False Move also stars Bill Paxton (who later teamed with Billy Bob again in A Simple Plan) and he's great as the Star City chief of police. This movie is not for the faint-of-ears as it's full of expletives.