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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.

Director:

Peter Horton

Writer:

Robert Kuhn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Renfro ... Erik
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Tyler
Delphine French Delphine French ... Tyler's Girlfriend
Mona Powell Mona Powell ... Tyler's Girlfriend
Andrew Broder Andrew Broder ... Tyler's Buddy
Jeremy Howard ... Tyler's Buddy #2
Joseph Mazzello ... Dexter
Annabella Sciorra ... Linda
Diana Scarwid ... Gail
Rosemary Corman Rosemary Corman ... Elderly Woman in Street
T. Mychael Rambo T. Mychael Rambo ... Garbageman #1
David Alan Smith ... Garbageman #2
Delia Jurek Delia Jurek ... Angry Woman
Fran Korba Fran Korba ... Elderly Women in Market
John Carroll Lynch ... Skipper #1 (as John Lynch)
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Storyline

Having just moved to a new town, Erik (Brad Renfro) is thrilled when he makes friends with his younger neighbor, Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), and his friendly mom (Annabella Sciorra). Despite the disapproval of his own neglectful mother (Diana Scarwid), Erik grows close to Dexter, who suffers from AIDS. As the disease's impact on Dexter's life grows more noticeable, Erik and Dexter embark on a quest to New Orleans down the Mississippi River, where hope may yet lie with a doctor there. Written by yusufpiskin

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Two boys found a way to make one summer last a lifetime.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic elements, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Most of movie was filmed in Stillwater Minnesota. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Erik: Why can't I go see Dad?
Gail: [thinks for a moment] Well, call him. If he says "yes," I'll put you on the next plane. You know, you and his little friend Cindy could go to the movies and get in for half price.
Erik: She's 23, Mom.
Gail: Oh, amazing. Old enough to drink.
Erik: Yeah, but she doesn't.
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Crazy Credits

Renée Humphrey is credited as Angle instead of Angel. See more »

Connections

References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

My Great Escape
Written and Performed by Marc Cohn
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Great Film!
9 April 2006 | by wildsidemeSee all my reviews

Very nice movie! I was browsing the channels on my TV and I usually ignore the channels that air drama movies but then I saw this channel that airs old school movies and it is where I saw this movie. At first, when I saw the title "The Cure" I thought it's gonna be boring but then I got hooked when I saw Brad Renfro was in this movie (because of one of my favorite movie of all time is "The Client" where Brad also stars). Then the scenes was getting better and better. The story is so beautiful and very touching! I cried hard in this movie which I don't usually do. Great casting! and there are so many beautiful lines/quotes in this movie which is very striking and made me cry hard! Now, I bought my own copy on DVD and I always recommend it to everyone!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,206,415, 23 April 1995

Gross USA:

$2,568,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,568,425
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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