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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

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 »

Goofs

The amount of ice-cream in the glasses changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dexter: There's something I have to tell you. My mom likes to call me 'Sweetie'.
Erik: Ha ha ha. "Sweetie"?
Dexter: You gotta promise not to laugh.
Linda: [At dinner] You want some more carrots, sweetie?
Erik: [as Linda goes to the kitchen; while laughing] You didn't finish all your meat loaf, love muffin.
Dexter: Would you shut up?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 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 millennia-2See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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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

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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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