Stand By Me

Stand By Me

(1986)

For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it's the time that memories are made of.

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).... More

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.Hide

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

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

  • 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. Full Review

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