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
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Two boys found a way to make one summer last a lifetime.
Did You Know?
The opening credits feature the track 'My Great Escape' by Marc Cohn. A prelude is also heard later in the movie. However, this track was not released on any medium other than the movie itself. See more
An oscillating bow-type lawn sprinkler is seen in operation, but the sound heard is that of an impact sprinkler. See more
There's something I have to tell you. My mom likes to call me 'Sweetie'.
Ha ha ha. "Sweetie"?
You gotta promise not to laugh.
You want some more carrots, sweetie?
[as Linda goes to the kitchen; while laughing
You didn't finish all your meat loaf, love muffin.
Would you shut up?
Renée Humphrey's character was named 'Angel', although her tattoo was misspelled as 'Angle', so she's credited as the latter instead of 'Angel'. See more
References The Great Escape
My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more