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 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
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.
Bruce Davison played the character of "Dr. Jenson", but was credited as Dr. Stevens. See more
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"My Great Escape"
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more