Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).
After escaping from a Huntsville prison, convict Robert "Butch" Haynes (Kevin Costner) and his partner Terry Pugh (Keith Szarabajka) kidnap a young boy, Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther), and flee across Texas. As they travel together, Butch and Phillip discover common bonds and suffer the abuses of the outside "Perfect World". In pursuit is Texas Ranger "Red" Garnett (Clint Eastwood) and Criminologist Sally Gerber (Laura Dern).Written by
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At one point during shooting, star Kevin Costner stormed off the set in a huff, but instead of waiting for him to return, director Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood just continued to shoot the scene using Costner's stand-in, Mark Thomason Mark Thomason. When Costner later returned to the set, shocked to discover that they just continued the scene regardless, Eastwood allegedly told him: "If you walk off, I'll shoot close-ups of this double. You watch. This guy'll play the whole movie. I'm not here to jerk off. Everything." After that incident, Costner did not leave the set during shooting again. See more »
When Butch is at Dottie's restaurant talking to the waitress, his glass suddenly goes from less than half full to three-quarters full between shots. See more »
[Butch lies in a grassy meadow, next to a Casper the Friendly Ghost mask; he opens his eyes as money begins to flutter over him, and looks up at the overhead sun, which is then blocked out by a helicopter, and Butch closes his eyes again; CUT TO: an early Halloween evening as costumed children run about the street; inside the Perry home, the three children sit around the kitchen table]
If I was going, I'd go as a, um...
A - yes! Judy Baumer's going as a twirler.
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Guess Things Happen That Way
Written by Jack Clement
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
ONE OF THE BEST IN 1993
And certainly one of the most underrated pictures on IMDB. Why? Beats me, since this is one of the best performances from Costner & Eastwood. Not to mention the others.
Maybe it's the movie a little bit slow at start, but soon we get too see a strong character development, what leads us to the grand finale, where we cheer for the outlaw and his little "partner" (also very good performance by T.J. Lowther). The ending is undoubtedly one of the most touching in the history of cinema.
All in all, Costner did great both as director and actor and he had a winning hand picking up co-actors and screen & music writers. Plus, he made this movie in the nineties era, one of the best, if not the best for Hollywood movies.
That's for it's just pure classic. Just like the Texas landscape where it was taken.
9 out of 10.
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