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The Cure (1995)

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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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Tyler's Buddy #2
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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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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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aids | mississippi | river | friendship | knife | See more »

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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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21 April 1995 (USA)  »

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$2,568,429 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

The amount of ice-cream in the glasses changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tyler: Hey, how much you pay for that faggot? You guys took a wrong turn. This is a 'No Homo' zone.
Erik: I ain't a homo. And neither is he. He got it from a blood transfusion.
Tyler: Well then what's that awful smell?
Erik: Well see, we was walking across the grass when we accidentally stepped in your mother.
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Bruce Davison played the character of "Dr. Jenson", but was credited as Dr. Stevens. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn
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Unforgettable
28 September 2002 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most touching films I had ever watched. No movie has effected me the way this one did. This is a great film and you have to see for yourself. I'm normally impregnable with these sob story movies but this one did it for me. I was in tears at the end. You'll yearn for the friendship that is portrayed in this movie. If I can give this movie a billion stars I could.


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