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
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Two boys found a way to make one summer last a lifetime.
Did You Know?
Most of movie was filmed in Stillwater Minnesota. See more
When Dexter's mum is asking Erik about his girlfriend, he has a tea towel in his hand. In the next shot, the tea towel has disappeared altogether. See more
We really took this moron Pony to the cleaners. The money we gave him won't pay for half his gas.
This boat is FROM New Orleans. He's on his way home.
Now what makes you think that?
[Walks to the back and peers down at the sign, "Floating Bayou, New Orleans, Louisiana"
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
References The Great Escape
My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn See more