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A Perfect World (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  24 November 1993 (USA)
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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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Billy Reeves
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Tinkerbell
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Un mundo perfecto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,034,130 (UK) (14 January 1994)

Gross:

£4,092,432 (UK) (4 February 1994)
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2.35 : 1
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Director Clint Eastwood originally intended to give the role of Butch to Denzel Washington. See more »

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When Lottie goes to pour Butch's coffee you can see there is no coffee being poured into the cup. See more »

Quotes

Sally Gerber: The idea is that an understanding of the particular behavioral case histories should, in parole situations, help the subject to avoid habitual traps and, in penal escape situations could, conversely, identify those self-same traps as an aid to apprehension.
Chief Red Garnett: Let me tell you something, Miss Gerber.
Sally Gerber: Sally is fine.
Chief Red Garnett: Let me tell you something, Sally. This is not a 'penal escape situation', this here happens to be a manhunt. And no talkin' in circles is gonna fix all that.
Sally Gerber: And what will?
Chief Red Garnett: That's having...
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Please Help Me, I'm Falling (in Love with You)
Written by Don Robertson and Hal Blair
Performed by Hank Locklin
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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