“The Cure” quotes

Movie The Cure
Title The Cure
Year 1995
Director Peter Horton
Genre Drama
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Plot – Dexter and Erik are neighbors, but they don't get along because at school people say Dexter has AIDS. Linda, Dexter's mother, works in a supermarket and doesn't spend much time with her son and Gail, Erik's mother, is an alcoholic who neglects his one. One afternoon, Erik invites Dexter to play naval battle and they become inseparable friends. Now Erik wants to help Dexter with his disease as he has learned a specialist is experiencing a positive new therapy for AIDS treatment. They escape to meet him navigating a dinghy and meeting unscrupulous people. When Dexter's health is put at risk, Erik has to call back Linda and at the hospital Erik doesn't abandon his friend.
All actors – Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French, Mona Powell, Andrew Broder, Jeremy Howard, Joseph Mazzello, Annabella Sciorra, Diana Scarwid, Rosemary Corman, T. Mychael Rambo, David Alan Smith
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  • Here, hold onto this when you sleep. And if you wake up and you're scared, you'll say, "Wait a minute. I'm holding Eric's shoe. Why the hell would I be holding some smelly basketball shoe a trillion light years from the universe? I must be here on earth, safe in my sleeping bag, and Eric must be close by".

    Brad Renfro - Erik
    [Tag:helping, sleeping]
  • - Tyler: Hey, how much you pay for that faggot? You guys took a wrong turn. This is a "No Homo" zone.
    - Erik: I ain't a homo. And neither is he. He got it from a blood transfusion.
    - Tyler: Well then what's that awful smell?
    - Erik: Well see, we was walking across the grass when we accidentally stepped in your mother.

    Aeryk Egan - Tyler
    Brad Renfro - Erik
  • “- Dexter: This doesn't look like my mom.
    - Erik: These aren't moms. These are women. This is what they're supposed to look like.”

    Joseph Mazzello - Dexter
    Brad Renfro - Erik
  • “I want to tell you two things. The first is Erik's best friend died today and he is going to the funeral. And the second is if you ever lay a hand on that boy again I will kill you! Do you understand?”

    Annabella Sciorra - Linda
  • “History is full of very sick people, who suddenly, for no reason at all, get better. And when that happens we call it a miracle. From the moment I met you I knew you were special, and that you might be one of those people. You know I'm tellin' you the truth, don'tcha? You can feel that inside ye, can'tcha? So don't let me down, okay? I'm...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Bruce Davison - Dr. Stevens
  • “About twenty years ago there was this guy. He noticed some mold growing on his bread and he started feeding it to people. Everybody said he was stupid. You know what it turned out to be? Aspirin!”
    Brad Renfro - Erik
  • - Erik: Why can't I go see dad?
    - Gail: 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.

    Brad Renfro - Erik
    Diana Scarwid - Gail
  • “Suppose you kept going another 18 billion light years, what if there's nothing out there? Suppose you kept going another trillion times further, so far out you see nothing. The light from the universe would be fainter than the faintest star. Infinitely cold. Infinitely dark. Sometimes if I wake up and it's dark, I get really scared, like I'm out...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Joseph Mazzello - Dexter
    [Tag:dreams, fear, space]
  • “- 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.”

    Brad Renfro - Erik
    Annabella Sciorra - Linda