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 Erik and Dexter find Pony's stash of money, it's full of twenties. The next day, when Erik steals it, it's full of ones. See more
[Grabbing Gail by her blouse and backing her into the wall
I want to tell you two things. The first is Erik's best friend died today and he is going to the funeral.
And the second is if you ever lay a hand on that boy again I will kill you! Do you understand?
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
Features 2001: A Space Odyssey
"My Great Escape"
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more