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A Perfect World ()


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A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by an honorable Texas Ranger.

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Butch Haynes
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Red Garnett
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Sally Gerber
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Phillip 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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Bradley
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Gladys Perry
Leslie Flowers ...
Naomi Perry
Belinda Flowers ...
Ruth Perry
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Mr. Hughes
Jay Whiteaker ...
Superman
Taylor Suzanna McBride ...
Tinkerbell
Christopher Reagan Ammons ...
Dancing Skeleton
Mark Voges ...
Larry
Vernon Grote ...
Prison Guard
James Jeter ...
Oldtimer
Ed Geldart ...
Fred Cummings
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Paul Saunders
Nik Hagler ...
General Store Manager
Gary Moody ...
Local Sheriff
George Haynes ...
Farmer
Marietta Marich ...
Farmer's Wife
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Mr. Willits
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Lucy
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Paula
David Kroll ...
Newscaster
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Officer Terrance
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Officer Pete
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Governor
John Hussey ...
Governor's Aide
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Trick 'r Treat Lady
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Bob Fielder
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Bob's Wife
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Bob Fielder, Jr.
Katy Wottrich ...
Patsy Fielder
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Road Block Officer
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Eileen, Waitress
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Officer Jones
George Orrison ...
Officer Orrison
Wayne Dehart ...
Mack
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Lottie
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Cleveland (as Kevin Woods)
Tony Frank ...
Arch Andrews
Woody Watson ...
Lt. Hendricks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot
Craig Hosking ...
Helicopter Pilot
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Cop (uncredited)
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Neighbor kid (uncredited)
Greg Stechman ...
Teen Onlooker (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clint Eastwood

Written by

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John Lee Hancock ... (written by)

Produced by

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Clint Eastwood ... producer
Mark Johnson ... producer
David Valdes ... producer

Music by

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Lennie Niehaus

Cinematography by

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Jack N. Green

Film Editing by

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Joel Cox
Ron Spang

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Michael Cipriano ... assistant film editor
Bob Putynkowski ... color timer

Casting By

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Phyllis Huffman

Production Design by

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Henry Bumstead

Art Direction by

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Jack G. Taylor Jr.

Set Decoration by

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Alan Hicks

Costume Design by

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Erica Edell Phillips

Makeup Department

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Fríða Aradóttir ... hair stylist (as Frida Aradóttir)
Elle Elliott ... hair stylist
James Lee McCoy ... makeup artist (as James McCoy)
Carol A. O'Connell ... hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
Francisco X. Pérez ... makeup artist (as F.X. Perez)

Production Management

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David Valdes ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Bannerman ... second assistant director
L. Dean Jones Jr. ... first assistant director (as L. Dean Jones)
Sarah Shields ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Donald R. Abblett ... production painter (as Donald Abblett)
Edward Aiona ... property master
Don Beal ... swing gang
Ron Beal ... swing gang
Bob Danyla ... swing gang
Patricia Dillon ... swing gang
Jess Gonchor ... construction foreman
Antoinette J. Gordon ... set designer (as Antoinette Gordon)
Michael Koellner ... swing gang
Kenneth R. Rector ... swing gang (as Kenny Rector)
William F. Reynolds ... leadperson (as Bill Reynolds)
Mike Seefus ... construction foreman
Michael Sexton ... assistant property master
Bruce G. Smith ... scenic foreman (as Bruce Smith)
Charles Vassar ... set designer (as Charlie Vassar)
Butch West ... construction coordinator
Doug Wilson ... scenic foreman
Glenn Dunn ... property maker (uncredited)
Ken Gaston-Kilgore ... greensman (uncredited)
Stanford Gilbert ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Gretchen Goetz ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Adele Plauche ... painter (uncredited)
Steve Sawhill ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Richard Alexander)
Bobbi Banks ... adr editor
Stu Bernstein ... dialogue editor
Milton C. Burrow ... sound effects editor
Neil Burrow ... sound effects editor
Richard Burton ... dialogue editor
Don Coufal ... boom operator
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor
Zack Davis ... dialogue editor
Rickley W. Dumm ... assistant sound editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Leonard T. Geschke ... foley editor
Matthew Harrison ... foley editor
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr supervisor (as Devon Curry)
David L. Horton Jr. ... foley editor
Chris Ingram ... assistant sound editor
James J. Isaacs ... dialogue editor
Maxwell Spencer Jackson ... foley editor
James J. Klinger ... sound effects editor
Gary Krivacek ... sound effects editor
John Kwiatkowski ... dialogue editor
Michael Magill ... dialogue editor
Darrin Martin ... assistant sound editor
Michael Mirkovich ... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Jayme S. Parker ... dialogue editor
John Phillips ... sound effects editor
David M. Roberts ... cable person (as David Roberts)
Terry Rodman ... sound effects editor
John Roesch ... foley walker
Catherine Rowe ... foley walker
Michael Ruiz ... assistant sound editor
Kim Secrist ... dialogue editor
Craig Sims ... assistant sound editor
Karen Spangenberg ... supervising dialogue editor
Tom Stevens ... sound effects editor
Allen L. Stone ... re-recording mixer
Madeleine Swift ... assistant sound editor
Jeff Wexler ... sound mixer
Les Wolf ... foley editor (as Leslie E. Wolf Jr.)
Tim Song Jones ... sound transferer (uncredited)
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David Amborn ... special effects
John Frazier ... special effects coordinator
James W. McCormick ... special effects (as J.W. McCormick)

Stunts

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Daniel W. Barringer ... stunts (as Dan Barringer)
Laura Dash ... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunts
Andy Gill ... stunts
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Norman Howell ... stunt double: Kevin Costner
John Robotham ... stunts
Spike Silver ... stunts
Brian Smrz ... stunts
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator
George Orrison ... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Buzzy Burwell ... rigging gaffer
Murray Close ... still photographer
Antonio V. Garrido ... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Gary Jay ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Lacy ... rigging gaffer
Hal Nelson ... best boy grip
Víctor Pérez ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Victor Perez)
Don Reddy ... camera operator: "b" camera
Tony Rivetti ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Anthony J. Rivetti)
Charles Saldana ... key grip
John Patrick Smith ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Patrick Smith)
Stephen St. John ... camera operator: "a" camera
Tom Stern ... chief lighting technician
John Waldo ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jeff Andrus ... grip (uncredited)
Peter N. Green ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Olivia Harris ... casting assistant
Nadene Katz ... casting assistant
Liz Keigley ... casting: Texas
Sari E. Keigley ... extras casting (as Sari Keigley)
Michael Shortt ... casting: day players (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kelly Lindquist ... set costumer
Amy Stofsky ... costume supervisor
Muto-Little ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Caroline Brock ... assistant location manager
Kate McCarley ... location manager

Music Department

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Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Donald Harris ... music editor
Judd Miller ... musician: solo EVI
Norman Ludwin ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Manny Demello ... driver (uncredited)
Greg Faucett ... driver (uncredited)
Phil Schriber ... driver: Mr. Eastwood (uncredited)
Russell E. Scott ... picture cars (uncredited)
Joe Self ... driver (uncredited)
Larry Stelling ... picture car coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Marco Barla ... unit publicist
Amy Chance ... production secretary
Walter T. Falls III ... staff assistant (as Tres Falls)
Kay James ... craft service
Elizabeth Jones ... staff assistant
Jeff Kloss ... production accountant (as Jeffrey Kloss)
David R. Lawson ... first aid
Cindy Lindauer ... teacher
Michael Maurer ... production auditor
Karon May ... script supervisor
Moira McLaughlin ... assistant: Mr. Costner
Tom Moore ... staff assistant (as Tom Boyd Moore)
Gwen Osborne ... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Melissa Rooker ... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Tom Rooker ... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Cody Ross ... stand-in: T.J. Lowther
Steve Stone ... staff assistant
Cynthia Streit ... production coordinator
Mark Thomason ... stand-in: Kevin Costner
Loranne Turgeon ... assistant: Mr. Valdes
Tracey Holman Weaver ... staff assistant (as Tracey Weaver)
Nathan Gershon ... security (uncredited)
Kelly Kernan ... stand-in (uncredited)
Larry Stelling ... mechanic (uncredited)
Heath Young ... security (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Un monde parfait (France)
  • Perfect World (Germany)
  • Un mundo perfecto (Spain)
  • Täydellinen maailma (Finland)
  • Un mondo perfetto (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 138 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,075,582, 24 Nov 1993
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $135,200,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Clint Eastwood was not originally going to act in the movie - Kevin Costner talked him into it. See more »
Goofs The child in the film, the son of a devout Jehovah's Witness, says "I'm going to go to hell for this," after stealing a Halloween costume. Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in the concept of hell. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Perfect World/We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story/Mrs. Doubtfire/The Nutcracker/A Dangerous Woman (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Ida Red 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.
[Butch punches Pugh in the nose, then grabs the gun]
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: And that's a fact.
Terry Pugh: I'm gonna kill you for that.
Robert 'Butch' Haynes: And that's a threat. Beginning to understand the difference?
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