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A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.

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Phillip 'Buzz' Perry
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Terry Pugh
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Tom Adler
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Dick Suttle
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Bobby Lee
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Gladys Perry
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Storyline

After escaping from a Huntsville prison, convict Butch Haynes and his partner Terry Pugh kidnap a young boy, Philip Perry, and flee across Texas. As they travel together, Butch and Philip discover common bonds and suffer the abuses of the outside "Perfect World." In pursuit is Texas Ranger "Red" Garnett and criminologist Sally Gerber. Written by James Yu <jamestyu@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£3,034,130 (UK) (14 January 1994)

Gross:

£4,092,432 (UK) (4 February 1994)
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Trivia

Butch (Kevin Costner) and Philip visit a Friendly Dept. Store, outside of which there is a poster advertising Bull Durham cigarettes. Kevin Costner starred in Bull Durham (1988). See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in autumn, as shown by the opening scenes of costumed kids out on Halloween night. Yet throughout the movie, all the grass and trees are bright green, indicating spring or summer. See more »

Quotes

Terry Pugh: [after Butch has Phillip point a pistol at his face] You're a fuckin' crazy man.
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: And that's a fact. I believe you're getting the hang of this.
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Sea of Heartbreak
Written by Hal David and Paul Hampton
Performed by Don Gibson
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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A Perfect World; An Idealistic Movie
6 February 2005 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Excellent movies have everything right with them - from the scenery to the director. This movie has it all except the plot is too idealistic for my taste. Granted a story can have any plot the author decides, but this one plays on false stereotypes just like other Hollywood movies, e.g. the "noble" savage. (There is no such thing - individuals may be noble, but not an entire nation. This is why "To Kill a Mocking Bird" is so powerful - the main noble character is surrounded by real people

  • at least as real as a movie will allow them to be.) And so it doesn't
go with "A Perfect World." The main character is surrounded by louts brutes and ignoramuses.

However, was the movie entertaining? Was it well directed, cast, acted, and lit? You bet. One of Mr. Eastwood's best. 10/10.

-Zafoid


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