A Perfect World

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: Warner Home Video
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
PG-13
Year:
1993
138 min
130 Views

[BlRD SQUAWKING]

[HELICOPTER WHlRRING]

[CHILDREN LAUGHING]

[PEOPLE CHATTERING]

Come on!

Betty Ann, you stay!

Hurry, hurry!

NAOMI:
If I was going, I'd go as a, um....

RUTH:
A princess!

NAOMI:

Uh, yeah.

- Judy Baumer's going as a twirler.

- But she's so fat.

I'd rather go as Cinderella

or Peter Pan.

Peter Pan's a boy.

Tinkerbell's a girl.

- Phillip could go as Peter Pan.

- Phillip could go as a bump on a log.

[GIRLS GIGGLlNG]

- Why can't we just go once?

NAOMI:
Because we just can't, okay?

Our personal beliefs lift us

to a higher place.

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

[DOORBELL RlNGING]

PHILLIP:
I'll get it.

NAOMI:
You got it last time!

KIDS:

Trick or treat!

I'm sorry, we don't take

no part in Halloween.

Excuse me?

We're Jehovah's Witness.

- Hey, Phillip Perry.

- Hey, Billy Reeves.

How'd you know it was me?

Come on, go eat your supper.

Come on, kids,

let's go to the next house.

Sorry for the bother.

MAN:
Evening, Larry. Forget something?

- Going to Austin, gotta take some work.

- When are we gonna grab a cold one?

- Sooner the better!

[lNDISTINCT CHATTER ON RADIO]

TERRY:
Hey, daddy!

INMATE:
Yeah?

- You sure this goes on up to the vents?

- It used to, in the old days.

TERRY:
Because if it don't,

I'm gonna rip your tongue out. Ha, ha.

You punk thief.

TERRY:

Move.

Damn if that old man ain't right.

[TERRY GRUNTING]

[CHILDREN GlGGLING]

BOY:

Here's your trick! Ha-ha-ha!

Bombs away!

Oh, good one!

[ALL LAUGHING]

BOY:

We really got him.

TERRY:
You and me must be living right,

Butchie-boy.

Let's get something straight.

I don't like you.

As soon as we're on our way...

...that's it.

Who said I liked you?

[ALL GRUNTlNG]

Keep your mouth shut.

God, I'd love to blow your brains out.

Good night, Larry.

TERRY:

Hmm. Good night, Larry.

Come on, wake up.

[COUGHS]

TERRY:

I like that one.

You sure are picky.

Wrong neighborhood for a Lincoln.

Hey, there's a Buick.

BUTCH:

I don't want a Buick. I want a Ford.

TERRY:
Fords leak oil.

Besides, daddy, a car's a car.

Take the Buick.

As soon as we cross

the state line, I'll do just that.

I'm tired of waiting around.

I'm gonna go check down the block...

...for a Ford.

Go wake up your sisters.

TERRY:

I take mine fried.

A little on the bland side.

Give me some of that ketchup,

would you? Now. Please?

Aah.

[GRUNTS]

You haven't got a man around here,

now, do you? Hmm?

No! Agh!

Well! We got a fighter here now!

GLADYS:

No!

Oh, lookie here. Look, you got

a little man in the house.

GLADYS:

No!

- No!

- Unh!

I'm bleeding! You happy?

What's your name, boy?

Phillip.

Okay, Phillip, reach down

and pick up that pistola for me.

- Give it to me.

- Shut your mouth!

Pick it up and bring it over to me.

Point it at me.

Point it.

Now say "Stick 'em up."

Stick 'em up.

[LAUGHING]

Perfect.

[GLADYS YELLS]

Put the gun down, old timer.

Put it down. You couldn't hit me

anyway. Probably shoot the boy.

[PHONE RINGlNG]

Leave her be.

- Mama?

- It's all right.

It's all right.

- Are you deaf?

- Set it on the ground.

Put it down.

Set it down! Down.

Shut up!

- I vote we take her.

- No.

Then how are we gonna get out of here?

The whole neighborhood's awake!

- We'll take the boy.

- No. No!

No! Aah! Unh!

Ain't you folks ever heard

of sleeping in?

Yee-ha!

[GUNSHOTS]

RED:

I got it, sir.

Press has been waiting

almost an hour, Red.

I hear you.

Yeah, l hear you. I understand.

I understand.

Yeah. No, l'm here.

I'm just listening. Yeah, okay.

[SPEAKS IN SPANISH]

What'd he say?

- Who?

- The governor, Red.

Well, he reminded me

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John Lee Hancock

John Lee Hancock, Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the sports drama films The Rookie (2002) and The Blind Side (2009), and the historical drama films Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Founder (2016). more…

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