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 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
Hey thanks for moving in here. Now all the kids at school call me "faggot" and walk on the other side of the hall.
I gotta live somewhere.
Renée Humphrey is credited as Angle instead of Angel. See more
My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more