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A Perfect World (1993)

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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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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Naomi Perry
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Mr. Hughes
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Billy Reeves
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Un mundo perfecto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,075,582 (USA) (24 November 1993)

Gross:

$31,160,784 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

By co-starring in this film with Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner has co-starred with three of the main stars of Unforgiven (1992), also directed by Eastwood. The other two stars are Gene Hackman: No Way Out (1987) and Wyatt Earp (1994) and Morgan Freeman: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). See more »

Goofs

It's implied that Jehovah's Witnesses don't watch television; Jehovah's Witnesses do not have any objections towards watching television as long as its non-violent and non-sexual content. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Butch' Haynes: Hey, you ever ridden in a time machine before?
Phillip 'Buzz' Perry: [shakes his head]
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: Well sure you have, what do you think this is?
Phillip 'Buzz' Perry: A car.
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: You're looking at this thing bass-ackward, this is a twentieth century time machine. I'm the captain,
[taps Phillip on the head]
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: your the navigator. Now out there that's the future
[points out front windshield]
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: , back there,
[taps on the rear view mirror then points out the back windshield]
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Connections

References Bull Durham (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Guess Things Happen That Way
Written by Jack Clement
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A Perfect Film
12 October 2007 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

If you want a fast-paced philosophical drama with quite possibly the saddest ending to a movie you've ever seen, then this is the film for you... A Perfect World drains you emotionally and that's why this amazing film is worth watching once, and not over and over again.

You can't go wrong with a movie directed by Clint Eastwood, who also plays the U.S. Marshal. Kevin Costner gives the greatest performance of his career (except for maybe JFK) and the little boy is played impressively by 7-year-old T.J Lowther. What makes A Perfect World so great is that it's got flaws, but still manages to hold you glued to your TV and make you not want to miss a thing. Be ready to laugh, cry and ponder upon what life would be if we lived in a perfect world.


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