The Cure

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Overview

Erik (Brad Renfro) is a 13-year-old boy whose single mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid), has just moved to a new home in Minnesota. Erik feels like a fish out of water with his Southern accent, and he has trouble making friends until he meets Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), a kid a year or two younger who lives next door. Erik and Dexter get along fine, but Gail tells Erik not to go near Dexter when she learns that he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion a few years ago. Erik ignores his mother's instructions and stands ...
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Overview

Erik (Brad Renfro) is a 13-year-old boy whose single mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid), has just moved to a new home in Minnesota. Erik feels like a fish out of water with his Southern accent, and he has trouble making friends until he meets Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), a kid a year or two younger who lives next door. Erik and Dexter get along fine, but Gail tells Erik not to go near Dexter when she learns that he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion a few years ago. Erik ignores his mother's instructions and stands up for the frail Dexter at school, while Dexter's mom Linda (Annabella Sciorra) gives Erik the warmth, affection, and home cooking that Gail is too busy to provide. However, both boys are painfully aware of Dexter's illness, and when one of them spots a headline in a supermarket tabloid that a doctor in New Orleans has discovered a cure for AIDS, they run away together, determined to find the doctor and bring Dexter back as good as new. The Cure was the theatrical feature debut for actor-turned-director Peter Horton, who cut his directorial teeth on the TV series The Wonder Years and thirtysomething.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • UPC: 025192620027
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,766

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Mazzello Dexter
Brad Renfro Erik
Annabella Sciorra Linda
Diana Scarwid Gail
Bruce Davison Dr. Stevens
Nicky Katt Pony
Aeryk Egan Tyler
John Beasley Skipper #2
Renee Humphrey Angle
Shirley Venard Nurse Snyder
Mary McCusker Nurse Murphy
Peter Moore Male Nurse
Bill Schoppert Funeral Director
John Lynch Skipper #1
Andrew Broder Tyler's Buddy
Rosemary Corman Elderly Woman on Street
Stephen D'Ambrose Bus Station Clerk
Rodney W. England Final Doctor
Delphine French Tyler's Girlfriend
Craig Gierl Jim
Dale Handevidt Skipper
Jeremy Howard Tyler's Buddy
Delia Jurek Angry Woman
Fran Korba Elderly Woman in Market
Samantha Lemole Funeral Attendant
Raymond Nelson Skipper #3
Mona Powell Tyler's Girlfriend
T. Mychael Rambo Garbage Man
Laurie A. Sinclair Cheryl
David Alan Smith Garbage Man
Scott Stockton Skipper
Technical Credits
Peter Horton Director
Todd Baker Executive Producer
Bill Borden Executive Producer
Claire Jenora Bowin Set Decoration/Design
Mark Burg Producer
Andrew Dintenfass Cinematographer
Eric Eisner Producer
Mali Finn Casting
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Armin Ganz Production Designer
Dave Grusin Songwriter
Darcy Knight Makeup
Robert Kuhn Screenwriter
Christine Larson Asst. Director
Paul Murphy Special Effects
Anthony Sherin Editor
Troy Sizemore Art Director
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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    a movie that i wouldn't want to forget.

    a movie that i wouldn't want to forget.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Talk About Your Tearjerkers!

    When I first viewed this film I was already in my late thirties and there are so many lessons to be learned captured in this movie. I think it's telling that so often it's children who teach us how we should treat one another without regard for a person's social status, health status or any other superficial criteria. This film moved me in a way that a middle aged man is not in the habit of admitting to. Long story short-I cried like a baby. :) Bravo Peter Horton!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the cure

    this was not bad of a movie and had some cute moments and sad moments. this movie is about 2 misunderstood kids as they go on an adventure that they'll never forget. RIP brad renfro.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    Great movie for all teens

    The Cure was a great film that I personally enjoyed very much. It was funny, sad, and true. It had amazing performances by Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello as two troubled teens on a mission to find a cure. The movie will truely touch you and make you realize some of life's intense issues. On a negative note, the swearing was slightly heavy, especially for young teens with at least 1 ''f'' word used in a very angry matter and sevreal pointless ''s'' words used by the two young teens in the movie. Overall, amazing movie and I highly reccomed it.

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