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The Cure (1995)

 -  Drama  -  21 April 1995 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Aeryk Egan ...
Tyler
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Tyler's Girlfriend
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Tyler's Girlfriend
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Rosemary Corman ...
Elderly Woman in Street
T. Mychael Rambo ...
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Delia Jurek ...
Angry Woman
Fran Korba ...
Elderly Women in Market
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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 <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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aids | mississippi | friendship | river | candy | See more »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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Erik: [Erik and Dexter were placed on an island, roasting hot dogs] This sucks.
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Erik: Dammit! This isn't fair!
Pony: What?
Erik: I said THIS SUCKS!
Pony: Ooh! "This sucks". "Gross, Man".
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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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My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn
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A story about friendship, loyalty & the naivete of childhood.
4 October 1998 | by (Miami FL) – See all my reviews

Here's a film about and enacted by two children. Although there are adults in the film, they are there to add some authenticity, drama and, at times, comedy relief. The younger of the two boys, Dexter (Joseph Mazzello) is dying of AIDS; the older boy, Eric (Brad Renfro), is something of a sociopath. A lad of the South, Eric lives with his divorced mother in an unidentified city in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River (St. Paul, Minneapolis?). His innate hostility coupled with his marked southern accent does little to endear him to his peer group. So Eric is something of an outcast and has few friends...until he meets his next-door neighbor. He and Dexter become fast, though tenuous, friends. The friendship solidifies as the story segues into a quest for an AIDS cure which takes them on a Tom Sawyer trek down the Mississippi River with lots of adventures. One later scene, which will be thought of as emotional and something of a tear jerker, is truly uplifting and brings to the fore the true theme of the film. A first time effort by director Peter Horton, its theme was not one to garner any great box-office success. But it is well worth a video rental. (Brad Renfro, by the way, proves that his brilliant performance in The Client was not a fluke. And he did it without Tommmy Lee Jones & Susan Sarandan).


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