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One False Move, Carl Franklin’s gritty 1992 feature directorial debut receives a UHD release from The Criterion Collection.
 



One False Move (1992)



Released: 08 May 1992
Rated: R
Runtime: 105 min




Director: Carl Franklin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller



Cast: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams
Writer(s): Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson



Plot: A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.



IMDB rating: 7.1
MetaScore: 87





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Studio: Criterion
Distributed By: N/A
Video Resolution: 2160p HEVC w/HDR



Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 2.0 DD, English 2.0 DTS-HDMA



Subtitles: English SDH...

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Thank you for this review. I don't know the film and I would probably also have been appalled at masses of violence in the early scenes. However, the story as you've described it sounds interesting. I don't like paying Criterion's prices so I'll think about this before buying.
 

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I’ll likely blind buy this- I loved Billy Bob’s screenplay for Sling Blade, so my guess is I’ll like this one.
 

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Carl Franklin made three terrific films, right after the other, in the 1990's. After One False Move and Devil In A Blue Dress, he completely changed direction, as well as milieu, and made One True Thing, with Meryl Steep! I only discovered it, after I watched Criterion's Devil In A Blue Dress last year and wanted to have a look at his career, after One False Move - which I have on LaserDisc.
 
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Carl Franklin made three terrific films, right after the other, in the 1990's. After One False Move and Devil In A Blue Dress, he completely changed direction, as well as milieu, and made One True Thing, with Meryl Steep! I only discovered it, after I watched Criterion's Devil In A Blue Dress last year and wanted to have a look at his career, after One False Move - which I have on LaserDisc.
It’s always amused me that One False Move and One True Thing have sat next to each other on the shelf for decades. You wouldn’t ever expect them to be movies by the same director.
 

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It’s always amused me that One False Move and One True Thing have sat next to each other on the shelf for decades. You wouldn’t ever expect them to be movies by the same director.
He certainly demonstrated real versatility and talent. A pity that his career sort of just fizzled away, after such a promising start. A couple of movies with poor scripts and then it was over.
 

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I completely missed that OfM was recently released by Criterion. I will need to check this out.

I first saw OfM back in the 200X's, on the old DVD. Excellent thriller/neo-noir with a compelling story-line. The cast was amazing - including of course the late Bill Paxton & BBT. This is one of those films that may have "fallen through the cracks" when it came out theatrically in 1992, but seems like it got more of a following once it hit home video.
 
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While Billy Bob's hair is a distraction, everything else about this movie is perfect. If you want to try before you buy the Vudu stream looks good but has no subtitles, I'm unsure about other providers but assume the're the same, enjoy!
 

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As I recall the budget was around $2 million for the film. Still low budget but not as low as stated in the review.
 

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