A superbly understated thriller from director Carl Franklin, an AFI graduate whose previous work was limited to Roger Corman outings like NOWHERE TO RUN and FULL FATHOM FIVE. ONE FALSE MOVE opens in suburban Los Angeles with the brutal murder of several family members and friends as part
of a cash and cocaine robbery. The culprits are an interracial trio made up of a sadistic redneck sociopath, Ray Malcolm (Billy Bob Thornton, who co-wrote the screenplay); Pluto (Michael Beach), a would-be criminal genius who has a mean way with a knife; and Fantasia (Cynda Williams), the femme
fatale who set up the slaughter. Piecing together accounts provided by neighbors with vo...