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
When Dexter's mum is asking Erik about his girlfriend, he has a tea towel in his hand. In the next shot, the tea towel has disappeared altogether. See more
Hey, how much you pay for that faggot? You guys took a wrong turn. This is a 'No Homo' zone.
I ain't a homo. And neither is he. He got it from a blood transfusion.
Well then what's that awful smell?
Well see, we was walking across the grass when we accidentally stepped in your mother.
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 Star Wars
"My Great Escape"
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more