A Perfect World Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for A Perfect World the Movie

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Butch Haynes (Costner) is an escaped con who takes eight-year-old fatherless Phillip (Lowther) as a hostage in 1963 Texas and is pursued by Texas Ranger Red Garnett (Eastwood). Butch is a bad guy and the film never tries to make him heroic but it also allows him to grow attached to Phillip and acknowledge him as a surrogate son. Costner gives a quiet and strong performance and the remarkable Lowther never goes wrong in his role as the needy little boy. Eastwood's role is strictly secondary as the well tested lawman who understands justice without seeking vengeance. Somewhat draggy--especially the protracted final scene.


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Available on VHS
Running time 138 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1960s, Fugitives, Kidnapped!, Great Escapes, Hostage!, Escaped Cons, Texas
John Lee Hancock
Kevin Costner, T.J. Lowther, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, Keith Szarabajka, Leo Burmester, Paul Hewitt, Bradley Whitford, Ray McKinnon, Wayne Dehart, Jennifer Griffin, Linda Hart
Jack N. Green
Clint Eastwood
Lennie Niehaus
Mark Johnson, David Valdes, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros.

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