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The Cure ()


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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.

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Erik
Aeryk Egan ...
Tyler
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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Dexter
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Linda
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Gail
Rosemary Corman ...
Elderly Woman in Street
T. Mychael Rambo ...
Garbageman #1
David Alan Smith ...
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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Skipper #2
Raymond Nelson ...
Skipper #3
Scott Stockton ...
Skipper #4
Dale Handevidt ...
Skipper #5
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Pony
Craig Gierl ...
Jim
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Angle
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Cheryl
Stephen D'Ambrose ...
Bus Station Clerk
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Nurse Snyder
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Nurse Murphy
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Dr. Stevens
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Male Nurse
Rodney W. England ...
Final Doctor (as Rodney W. England M.D.)
Bill Schoppert ...
Funeral Director
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Funeral Attendant

Directed by

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Peter Horton ... (directed by)

Written by

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Robert Kuhn ... (written by)

Produced by

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Todd R. Baker ... executive producer (as Todd Baker)
Bill Borden ... executive producer
Mark Burg ... producer (produced by)
Eric Eisner ... producer (produced by)

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Dave Grusin ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Andrew Dintenfass ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anthony Sherin

Editorial Department

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Catherine Chase ... assistant editor
Craig Christy ... editing system provider: Lightworks, Christy's Post Production Center
Saar Klein ... associate editor
Martin Allan Kloner ... assistant editor
Jenny Manriquez ... post-production coordinator
Jim Schulte ... assistant editor
Mike Stanwick ... color timer
Tim Sternberg ... assistant editor
Mike Trull ... post-production assistant

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Mali Finn ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Armin Ganz

Art Direction by

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Troy Sizemore

Set Decoration by

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Claire Jenora Bowin

Costume Design by

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Louise Frogley

Makeup Department

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Sherry Heart ... second hair stylist
Darcy Knight ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Brigette A. Myre ... second makeup artist

Production Management

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Steven Brown ... unit production manager
Dan Genetti ... post-production supervisor
Julie Hartley ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Borden ... second unit director
Philip Elins ... assistant director
Jerry Grandey ... first assistant director: second unit
Christine Larson-Nitzsche ... first assistant director (as Christine Larson)
Keri L. McIntyre ... assistant director
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... second unit director (as Ronnie Rondell)

Art Department

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Randy Austin ... carpenter
Ryan J. Beyer ... art production assistant
Rick Bioni ... assistant property master
Brett Bowin ... scenic artist
Jeffrey Daniels ... swing
James G. DePaulis ... painter
Nancy Derby ... lead scenic artist
Matt Dodge ... painter
Sam Dodge ... painter
David Duke ... scenic artist
Steven Eastlack ... carpenter
Kirk Erickson ... carpenter
Jeff Ferraro ... swing (as J.F. Ferraro)
Paul Forneris ... carpenter
Norine Joy Francis ... props assistant (as Norine J. Francis)
Barry Franenberg ... property master
Mary Goman ... construction office manager
Alan Hoffman ... storyboard artist
Lynn Isaacson ... scenic artist
Patty Kirwin ... art department coordinator
Paul Kline ... art department assistant
Brian Langsdorf ... construction coordinator
Rachel Lynn ... art department coordinator (as Rachel Kapel)
Christian Nielson ... scenic artist
Dann Oberfeld ... carpenter
Patrick L. Owen ... carpenter (as Patrick Owen)
Mark Pakulski ... painter
John David Paul ... draughtsman
Tim Schwob ... construction foreman
Cory Shubert ... lead man
Stuart Skrien ... scenic artist
Steve Speers ... set dresser
Todd Stenson ... scenic artist
Charles Tellinghuisen ... carpenter
Jason Wahlstom ... carpenter
Bob Wiesner ... swing
Ingrid Wilcox ... props assistant
Emijo Winner ... carpenter (as Emi Jo Winner)
Mark Wojahn ... painter (as Mark Wojohn)
Jason Wolf ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Neal J. Anderson ... dialogue editor
Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Dana Austin ... adr recordist (as Dana Porter) / foley recordist (as Dana Porter)
Bob Beher ... foley artist
Gerard Bonnette ... boom operator
Barney Cabral ... supervising adr editor
Clint DeBoer ... dialogue editor (as Clint E. DeBoer)
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Phil Hadaway ... adr engineer
David Hakim ... sound editor
Harry Harris ... foley editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Stanley Kastner ... re-recording mixer
Steven Kates ... adr production assistant
Ann Elizabeth Tobin Kurtz ... assistant sound editor (as Elizabeth Tobin Kurtz)
Jeff Largent ... sound editor
Peter J. Lehman ... sound editor (as Peter Lehman)
Brian D. Lucas ... dubbing recordist (as Brian Lucas)
Dave McMoyler ... audio post production coordinator
Travis Meck ... assistant sound editor
Anthony Miceli ... supervising sound editor (as Anthony J. Miceli)
Christopher Moriana ... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Rick Morris ... sound editor
Matthew Quast ... production sound mixer: C.A.S.
Mikael Sandgren ... foley editor (as Michael Sandgren)
Patrick N. Sellers ... dialogue editor
John L. Sims Jr. ... cable person (as John Sims Jr.)
Frederick H. Stahly ... sound editor (as Fred Stahly)
Tom Steel ... dubbing loader
Dan Wallin ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Bruce R. Anderson ... special effects assistant
Paul Murphy ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Steven T Puri ... visual effects producer
Eric Withee ... digital film technician: RGA/LA (uncredited)

Stunts

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Laura Dash ... stunt double
Steve M. Davison ... stunt coordinator
Gary Guercio ... stunt double
Rusty Hanson ... stunts
Manny Perry ... stunt driver / stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Scott Banac ... second assistant camera: second unit (as M. Scott Banac)
Greg Bubb ... steadicam operator
Peter Clemence ... best boy grip
Tom Countryman ... crane operator
James Donahue ... gaffer
Vincent Donohue ... camera operator: second camera (as Vincent J. Donohue Jr.)
Milo Durben ... dolly grip
Moe Flaherty ... first assistant camera: second unit
Frank P. Flynn ... director of photography: second unit (as Frank Flynn)
Tom Franchett ... electrician
Michael Gershman ... camera operator: second camera / director of photography: second unit
Kim Guthrie ... first assistant camera
Christopher Haifley ... assistant camera (as Chris Haifley)
William H. Hobson ... grip (as Bill Hobson)
Mitchell Andrew Lillian ... key grip (as Mitch Lillian)
Chris Malone ... electrician
Russell McElhatton ... camera operator
David Meyers ... best boy electric
Thomas O'Connor ... electrician
Travis Schwingle ... assistant camera
Rosalie Seifert ... second assistant camera
Afshin Shahidi ... assistant camera
Brian Sullivan ... first assistant camera
J.R. Thompson ... first assistant camera: second camera
Tony Tucker ... gaffer: second unit
Lisa Van Dyke ... grip
Niel Williams ... grip / grip: second unit
Vivian Zink ... still photographer
Michael Handley ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lynn Blumenthal ... casting: Minneapolis
Nancy Briggs ... casting assistant
Lilly Choroles ... extras casting (as Lily Chorolec)
Emily Schweber ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tangi Crawford ... costume supervisor
Ingrid Lenie ... wardrobe assistant
Ann Miller ... set costumer (as Annie Miller)
Lily Scott ... costume assistant
Susan Strubel ... costumer
Susan J. Tveit ... seamstress

Location Management

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Molly Allen ... location manager
Anne Healy ... assistant location manager
David Pressman ... assistant location manager (as David K. Pressman)

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
George Doering ... musician
Scott Grusin ... music editor
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation

Transportation Department

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Michael Arnold ... driver
Lynn Ashby ... driver
Rudy Beilicke ... driver (as Rudolph Beilicke)
Wesley S. Bloom ... transportation captain
Ed Crabtree ... driver
Rick Currens ... driver
Wade P. Ehlen ... driver (as Wade Ehlen)
David F. Evans ... driver (as David Evans)
Scott Michael Johnson ... driver (as Scott Johnson)
Michael Kennedy ... driver (as Michael J. Kennedy)
Frank Ketchum ... driver
Eugene Kirsch ... driver (as Eugene Kisch)
David Lee ... driver
Kenny Mason ... transportation coordinator
Jerome McGrew ... driver (as Jerry McGrew)
Linda Olson ... transportation captain: local
Ronda R. Rae ... driver
Marti Smith ... driver (as Marty Smith)

Other crew

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Robin Anderson ... script supervisor
Josephine Batorski ... teacher / welfare worker
Dave Bellmont ... production assistant
Michael Benson ... assistant: Mr. Baker
Ryan J. Beyer ... production assistant (as Ryan Beyer)
Cheryl Broussard ... production assistant
Patrick N. Carey ... caterer: Gala Catering (as Patrick Carey)
Joseph Coble ... caterer: Gala Catering (as Joe Coble)
Jon Dragan ... marine coordinator
Daniel J. Dustin ... set medic: Rescue Resources (as Dan Dustin)
Nina Foch ... consultant: Mr. Horton
Bethenny Frankel ... assistant: Mr. Burg
Kurt W. Gensmer ... set medic: Rescue Resources (as Kurt Gensmer)
Steve Golden Jr. ... craft service assistant (as Steven Golden Jr.)
Steve Kelley ... production assistant (as Steven Kelly)
Michael Kolko ... assistant accountant
Mary Ludington ... production assistant
Diane McCarthy ... script supervisor: second unit
Mary McCusker ... acting coach
Peter L. Mullin ... production assistant (as Peter Lawler Mullin)
Barbara O'Brien ... animal wrangler: The Animal Connection
Thomas G. Perrigo ... caterer: Gala Catering
Michael Roberts ... production accountant
Joe Rose ... craft service
Barry Rosenbush ... clearances / product placement
Bill Schwab ... projectionist
Bix Skahill ... production assistant (as Don Skahill)
Beth Smith ... production assistant (as Beth A. Smith)
Maureen Sullivan ... production assistant
Doug Taylor ... unit publicist
Adam Timberlake ... craft service assistant
Mike Trull ... production assistant
C. Elizabeth Trumble ... assistant production coordinator
Victor Vasquez ... production assistant
John Warren ... production assistant
Melina S. Watts ... assistant: Mr. Horton
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Two boys found a way to make one summer last a lifetime. See more »
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Also Known As
  • My Friend Forever (Japan, English title)
  • Mississippi - Fluss der Hoffnung (Germany)
  • Que nada nos separe (Spain)
  • La cure (Canada, French title)
  • Laços de Amizade (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
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 »
Movie Connections Features 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »
Soundtracks My Great Escape See more »
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 »
Quotes Linda: [crying] I'm sorry.
Erik: I'm sorry too. I shoulda tried harder.
Linda: Tried what?
Erik: To find the cure.
Linda: Come here sweetie. You did, you did. Everything that was sent in Dexter's life was sad, alone, you made it go away. Dexter was happy to have you as a friend.
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