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A Perfect World

(1993)

PLOT | AUDIO | TRIVIA | CAST | CREDITS | PURCHASE


Plot

Butch Haynes (Costner) and a companion break out of a Texas prison and, after a tense confrontation with a terrified family, make off with 7-year-old Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) as a hostage. Hot on their heels are a team that includes Eastwood, as grizzled Texas Ranger Red Garnett, and Laura Dern, as inexperienced but independent criminologist Sally Gerber. The film revolves around their pursuit as well as the relationship that builds between Costner and the boy.


Audio
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Listen as Clint Eastwood talks candidly about making this film including its father/son relationship theme.


Trivia
  • This was the first film since Where Eagles Dare and Paint Your Wagon in 1969 for which Clint did not receive top billing, which went instead to Kevin Costner.
  • The Governor of Texas, who lends the silver trailer to Red Garnett, must be John Connolly, who would be hit by a bullet a couple of weeks later in the assassination of JFK.
  • Clint's connection with "Casper the Friendly Ghost" is not restricted to the Halloween costume worn by "Phillip" - a couple of years later he had a cameo in the film version of the cartoon, Casper.
  • Again Clint contributed to the score by composing the theme on the .mp3ophone record.

Cast
Butch Haynes
Red Garnett
Sally Gerber
Phillip Perry
Terry Pugh
Tom Adler
Dick Suttle
Bobby Lee
Bradley
Gladys Perry
Naomi Perry
Ruth Perry
Mr. Hughes
Superman
Tinkerbell
Dancing skeleton
Larry
Prison guard
Oldtimer
Fred Cummings
Paul Saunders
General store manager
Local sheriff
Farmer
Farmer's wife
Mr. Willits
Lucy
Paula
Newscaster
Officer Terrance
Officer Pete
Governor
Governor's aide
Trick or treat lady
Bob Fielder
Bob's wife
Bob Fielder Jr.
Patsy Fielder
Roadblock officer
Eileen
Officer Jones
Officer Orrison
Mack
Lottie
Arch Andrews
Lt. Hendricks
Cleveland
Helicopter Pilots
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Kevin Costner
Clint Eastwood
Laura Dern
T.J. Lowther
Keith Szarabajka
Leo Burmester
Paul Hewitt
Bradley Whitford
Ray McKinnon
Jennifer Griffin
Leslie Flowers
Belinda Flowers
Darryl Cox
Jay Whiteaker
Taylor Suzanna McBride
Christopher Reagan Ammons
Mark Voges
Vernon Grote
James Jeter
Ed Geldart
Bruce McGill
Nik Hagler
Gary Moody
George Haynes
Marietta Marich
Rodger Boyce
Lucy Lee Flippin
Elizabeth Ruscio
David Kroll
Gabriel Folse
Gil Glasgow
Dennis Letts
John Hussey
Margaret Bowman
John M. Jackson
Connie Cooper
Cameron Finley
Katy Wottrich
Marco Perella
Linda Hart
Brandon Smith
George Orrison
Wayne Dehart
Mary Alice
Tony Frank
Woody Watson
Kevin Jamal Woods
James W. Gavin
Craig Hosking

Credits
Producers
 
Director
Screenplay
Director of Photography
Editor
Music
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Mark Johnson
David Valdes
Clint Eastwood
John Lee Hancock
Jack N. Green
Joel Cox
Lennie Niehaus


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