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 <email@example.com>
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
At about 31 minutes in, Erik is seen gluing and smacking a leaf into their logbook, a reverse shot then shows three leaves with notes, another reverse shot and again one leaf. See more
Have to eat my lunch now.
Why don't you just eat whenever you're hungry?
'Cause if I only ate when I was hungry, I wouldn't be here.
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