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A Perfect World (1993)

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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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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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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un mundo perfecto  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,075,582, 24 November 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,160,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,200,000
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(Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Critic Mitch Lovell of Legends of the Silver Screen Reviews, wrote rather humourously of A Perfect World (1993), the following extract: "A Perfect World is also one of those Heat type deals where they put two dynamic actors in the same movie and then only give them the briefest amount of screen time possible. And I don't know about you, but that kind of shit always pisses me off". See more »

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In the standoff scene Laura Dern is shown from the front looking through binoculars. An instant later she is shown from behind and she has her arms at her sides and is not holding any binoculars. Another instant later she is again shown from the front and is once again holding binoculars. See more »

Quotes

Terry Pugh: [after failing to find his cousin in a phonebook] Must've moved. Probably couldn't have heard him anyway, this goddamn ear's still bleedin'. Don't you ever try that shit again.
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: [sternly] What?
Terry Pugh: [puzzled] What?
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: You were in the middle of threatening me.
Terry Pugh: Ain't a threat.
[holds up a pistol]
Terry Pugh: It's a fact.
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: Here, kid, take the wheel.
[Phillip grabs the wheel as Butch turns to face Pugh in the back seat]
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: In two seconds, I'm gonna break your nose. That's a threat.
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References Bull Durham (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch a Falling Star
Written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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ONE OF THE BEST IN 1993
4 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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