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Stand by Me


Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell


Rob Reiner (Director), Raynold Gideon (Screenplay), Bruce A. Evans (Screenplay) View All

Released: August 7th, 1986
Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes
The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The Body" and was the ninth filmed story from the author. The film tells the story of a group of 10-year-old friends out on their own and the trials and tribulation they are confronted with along the journey.

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Film trivia Keifer Sutherland later claimed in an interview that at one of the locations they filmed at, a Renaissance Fair was taking place and that many of the film's cast and crew attended and bought some cookies.
The Rodent
A lovely lovely movie full of some great acting and a wonderful screenplay. Stand By Me has a brilliantly pieced together backstory too, there's lashings of history to the characters and it gives them a real and recognisable air that never fails to keep the viewer interested.