A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
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
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Clint Eastwood only has 26 minutes of screen time prior to the final showdown. He has approximately 43 total. See more »
Based on the references to President John F. Kennedy and the Texas governor's re-election campaign, the events in this movie take place in 1962. The US paper money shown at the end of the movie and in the opening are modern post-1964 Federal Reserve Notes instead of Silver Certificates which were the only currency in circulation in 1962. See more »
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.
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