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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Two boys found a way to make one summer last a lifetime.
Did You Know?
Legendary actress and acting coach Nina Foch
was a consultant to director Peter Horton
(credited) and an uncredited acting coach on this film. See more
When Erik is sitting on the floor playing Nintendo and his mom is talking to him about his dad's girlfriend Cindy, the position of Erik's legs keep changing between shots. See more
We really took this moron Pony to the cleaners. The money we gave him won't pay for half his gas.
This boat is FROM New Orleans. He's on his way home.
Now what makes you think that?
[Walks to the back and peers down at the sign, "Floating Bayou, New Orleans, Louisiana"
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
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