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In Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World, Kevin Costner tries to become the father neither he nor his young hostage ever knew

. It's Texas in the fall of 1963. Passionate rebel Kevin Costner is willing to break the rules to make a moral point. Flinty lawman Clint Eastwood is riding in a vehicle needed for President Kennedy's visit to Dallas. At first this looks like the convergence of two recent strains of Hollywood retro-history: JFK in the Line of Fire. But A Perfect World, which Eastwood directed from John Lee Hancock's script, is not another dark fable about Camelot. The stage is smaller here, the concerns personal rather than political. This is an old- fashioned, nicely spun-out, two-handed character drama. It just...

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