Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Erik, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Erik 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 they are on the river sailing to New Orleans, you see the same smoke stack in the background, even though days have passed. See more
Why can't I go see Dad?
[thinks for a moment
Well, call him. If he says "yes," I'll put you on the next plane. You know, you and his little friend Cindy could go to the movies and get in for half price.
She's 23, Mom.
Oh, amazing. Old enough to drink.
Yeah, but she doesn't.
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
My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more