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The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama | 21 April 1995 (USA)
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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Aeryk Egan ...
Delphine French ...
Tyler's Girlfriend
Mona Powell ...
Tyler's Girlfriend
Andrew Broder ...
Tyler's Buddy
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Tyler's Buddy #2
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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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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
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1.85 : 1
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Most of movie was filmed in Stillwater Minnesota. See more »

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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 »

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Linda: Dexter, is Erik staying for dinner?
Dexter: Waka.
Erik: That means 'yes', white woman.
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Bruce Davison played the character of "Dr. Jenson", but was credited as Dr. Stevens. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn
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Incredible film, acting is superb
15 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

The Cure is a great movie, the only drawback being the short length. The acting is amazing and the direction is great. Joseph Mazzello (Radio Flyer, Shadowlands) and Brad Renfro (The Client) delivered career best (and still best) performances and Annabella Sciorra (Hand that Rocks the Cradle) was good playing Dexter's (Mazzello) mom.


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