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The Cure (1995)

 -  Drama  -  21 April 1995 (USA)
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Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is ... See full summary »

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Aeryk Egan ...
Tyler
Delphine French ...
Tyler's Girlfriend
Mona Powell ...
Tyler's Girlfriend
Andrew Broder ...
Tyler's Buddy
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Gail
Rosemary Corman ...
Elderly Woman in Street
T. Mychael Rambo ...
Garbageman #1
David Alan Smith ...
Garbageman #2
Delia Jurek ...
Angry Woman
Fran Korba ...
Elderly Women in Market
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Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)
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Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their friendship upon learning of it. When they read that a doctor in distant New Orleans claims to have found a cure for AIDS, the boys leave home on their own, planning to float down the Mississippi river and find him. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Two boys found a way to make one summer last a lifetime.

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Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic elements, and for language | See all certifications »

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A Cura  »

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$2,568,429 (USA)
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Trivia

Legendary actress and acting coach Nina Foch was a consultant to director Peter Horton (credited) and an uncredited acting coach on this film. See more »

Goofs

When Erik and Dexter arrive back home in Minnesota via bus, the city and state listed above the bus terminal says "River Falls, Minnesota." There is no such city or town called River Falls, Minnesota. However, there is a River Falls, Wisconsin which is only a 45 minute drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area. See more »

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Erik: What about your little brother when he fell off the monkey bars at school and got real hurt, they had to take him to the hospital. He could've caught something then.
Tyler: But he didn't.
Erik: But he could've. Then everybody would be calling him faggot and queer, and he'd get sick and die. And they'd write 'Homo' on his headstone. And when your mother went to bring him flowers, she'd see Little Eddie Horner Homo. But you know what the worst part about it would be? Probably before he died a bunch of ...
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Crazy Credits

Bruce Davison played the character of "Dr. Jenson", but was credited as Dr. Stevens. See more »

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Incredible film, acting is superb
15 October 1998 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

The Cure is a great movie, the only drawback being the short length. The acting is amazing and the direction is great. Joseph Mazzello (Radio Flyer, Shadowlands) and Brad Renfro (The Client) delivered career best (and still best) performances and Annabella Sciorra (Hand that Rocks the Cradle) was good playing Dexter's (Mazzello) mom.


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