A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
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.
“Excellent movies have everything right with them – from the scenery to the director. This movie has it all except the plot is too idealistic for my taste.” – Living Dog – IMDB.com
“Do not confuse any of the archived reviews by national critics labeling this movie as “mediocre” and merely “watchable” as accurate statements. This movie is one of Eastwood’s most interesting and controlled efforts behind the camera.” – Sandcat2003 – IMDB.com