A Perfect World

A Perfect World (1993)

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Set in 1963 in Texas, Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner ("The Bodyguard," "Dances with Wolves") plays an escaped convict, who, in the course of eluding the Texas Ranger pursuing him, Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby"), takes a hostage -- a fatherless young boy who has led a strictly constrained and unhappy life. Together, the con and boy develop a unique friendship, enabling both of them to experience some of the pleasures missing from their childhoods. But their life on the run is on a collision course with the reality of their situation and the laws of a very imperfect world. Co-starring Golden Globe-winner Laura Dern ("Jurassic Park") and Linda Hart ("Get Shorty," "Tin Cup"). Variety calls this a "lean, finely chiseled work...a somber, subtly nuanced study" and The New York Times calls this "Majestic, eloquent, profoundly moving."

Synopsis

Set in 1963 in Texas, Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner ("The Bodyguard," "Dances with Wolves") plays an escaped convict, who, in the course of eluding the Texas Ranger pursuing him, Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby"), takes a hostage -- a fatherless young boy who has led a strictly constrained and unhappy life. Together, the con and boy develop a unique friendship, enabling both of them to experience some of the pleasures missing from their childhoods. But their life on the run is on a collision course with the reality of their situation and the laws of a very imperfect world. Co-starring Golden Globe-winner Laura Dern ("Jurassic Park") and Linda Hart ("Get Shorty," "Tin Cup"). Variety calls this a "lean, finely chiseled work...a somber, subtly nuanced study" and The New York Times calls this "Majestic, eloquent, profoundly moving."