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The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama | 21 April 1995 (USA)
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Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.

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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Aeryk Egan ...
Tyler
Delphine French ...
Mona Powell ...
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
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Garbageman #2
Delia Jurek ...
Angry Woman
Fran Korba ...
Elderly Women in Market
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Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)
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Storyline

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 <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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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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A Cura  »

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$2,568,429 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Erik: Hey thanks for moving in here. Now all the kids at school call me "faggot" and walk on the other side of the hall.
Dexter: I gotta live somewhere.
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Renée Humphrey is credited as Angle instead of Angel. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 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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