Stand By Me (1986)

Stand By Me (1986)

Stand By Me (1986)

1986 adaptation of Stephen King’s short story about four preteen boys who venture into the woods to find the body of a missing boy. Directed by Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride).

Recollecting moments of his childhood, Gordie Lachance (voiced by Richard Dreyfuss) narrates a particular passage of his life, filled with adventure, camaraderie and the search for a corpse. Crossing railways, swamps and open fields, Geordie (Wil Wheaton), Chris (River Phoenix), Teddy (Corey Feldman) and Vern (Jerry O'Connell) face numerous obstacles that hinder their path, including their own personal family struggles.

1986Rating: MA15+89 minsUSA
AdventureDramaClassic
Director:
Rob Reiner ('This Is Spinal Tap', 'Misery', 'The Bucket List', 'The Princess Bride')
Writer:
Raynold GideonBruce A. Evans
Cast:
Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey FeldmanJerry O'ConnellKiefer SutherlandCasey SiemaszkoRichard Dreyfuss

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Stand By Me (1986) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Scripters have written inspired dialog for this quartet of plucky boys at that hard-to-capture age when they're still young enough to get scared and yet old enough to want to sneak smokes and cuss.

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Total Film

Total Film

A celebration of stories and storytellers as much as an exercise in nostalgia.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Rob Reiner's direction hammers in every obvious element in an obvious script.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This is as fresh and moving as it was when it was first released. Superbly acted...the classic of its genre.

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