Stand by MeDirector: Rob Reiner
Based on the Stephen King short story The Body, Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, in the early '50s. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys claims he's seen. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally/i>… See more details below
Based on the Stephen King short story The Body, Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, in the early '50s. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys claims he's seen. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O'Connell). The boys' adventures en route to the elusive body are colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world. Richard Dreyfuss, playing the grown-up Gordie, narrates the film, while Kiefer Sutherland dominates every scene he's in as a brutish high-school bully.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Sony Pictures
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Wil Wheaton||Gordie Lachance|
|River Phoenix||Chris Chambers|
|Corey Feldman||Teddy Duchamp|
|Jerry O'Connell||Vern Tessio|
|Richard Dreyfuss||The Writer|
|Kiefer Sutherland||Ace Merrill|
|O.B. Babbs||Lardass Heckler #1|
|Scott Beach||Mayor Grundy|
|Marshall Bell||Mr. Lachance|
|Geanette Bobst||Mayor's Wife|
|William Bronder||Milo Pressman|
|Art Burke||Principal Wiggins|
|John Cusack||Denny Lachance|
|Dick Durock||Bill Travis|
|Rick Elliott||Jack Mudgett|
|Bradley Gregg||Eyeball Chambers|
|Ken Hodges||Donelley Twin|
|Bruce Kirby||Mr. Quidacioluo|
|Andy Lindberg||Lardass Hogan|
|Kent Lutrell||Ray Brower|
|Lee McCain||Mrs. Lachance|
|Jason Naylor||His Friend|
|Jason Oliver||Vince Desjardins|
|Charlie Owens||Lardass Hecklers|
|Scott Korey Pollard||Moke|
|Chance Quinn||Gordon's Son|
|Gary Riley||Charlie Hogan|
|Casey Siemaszko||Billy Tessio|
|Susan Thorpe||Fat Lady|
|Matt Williams||Bob Cormier|
|Bruce A. Evans||Producer,Screenwriter|
|Richard McKenzie||Set Decoration/Design|
|Henry Millar||Special Effects|
|Susan Moore||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Steve Nicolaides||Production Manager|
|Jack Nitzsche||Score Composer|
|Celest Ray||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Thomas del Ruth||Cinematographer|
|Richard Thompson||Special Effects|
|Dennis Washington||Production Designer|
|Stephen King||Source Author|
3. The summer of 1959.
4. The tree house; "You guys want to see a dead body?"
5. Under-the-porch eavesdropper.
6. Delusions of grandeur.
7. The invisible boy.
8. A loaded .45.
9. An opportunity to take it back.
10. Following the tracks.
11. Singing on an empty stomach.
12. Train dodge.
13. Mailbox baseball.
14. In the junk yard.
15. Purchasing provisions.
16. Myth, reality and Teddy's dad.
17. Second thoughts.
18. KLAM Newsbreak.
19. "Do you think I'm weird?"
20. The all-time train dodge.
22. Gordie's pie story.
23. "We talked into the night."
24. The howling.
25. Teddy stands guard.
26. Gordie dreams.
27. A low-life Chambers kid.
28. Deer crossing.
29. Pressing on.
30. Sharing secrets.
31. The swamp and leeches.
32. "I'm not going back."
33. Playing chicken.
34. The rest of Ray Brower.
35. Comforting Gordie.
36. Two choices.
37. "We headed home."
38. What became of Vern, Teddy and Chris.
39. The best friends he ever had.
40. End Credits (Stand by Me).
2. Spoken Languages.
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Rob Riner has created the best movie that has ever been filmed. Wil Wheaton, River Pheonix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connel have all given outstanding preformances. Since I bough it-actually it was a gift-and have watched it at least thirty times. BEST MOVIE EVER MADE! I'm twelve and that's how old you should be to watch it because all the boys are twelve and thirteen so you can relate to them very easily. It funny and heartwarming. You should be twelve, like I said, but it's only rated R because of swearing and teen drinking and smoking. BUY IT OR RENT IT!
This film brought me in tears. It's a good film that makes you think of how just simple boys even though they have a bad life, tend to bring the most of it. River Phoenix's acting is superb, and incredible. (He's one of my favorite actors.) This film is great because: 1.The boys tend to really bond together, and they make a great mix. 2. The events are really captivating and life like, 3. Acting=fantastic 4. A lot of drama and emotion. 5. The ending leaves you satisfied but you want the film to keep going. Bottom line: Just watch it! :)
great movie! I love and miss River Phoniex.
Stand by Me is one of my favorite movies of all time. I think that every boy around the age of twelve or thirteen should see this movie sometime or another in their lives. It is truly an amazing film, with great actors, a great script, and is just simply a great movie. However, this review is not on the movie itself, because I've just explained that. The Blu- ray transfer is what I want to talk about. The transfer is ineffable. It is simply amazing. Color is a big factor here, because the color is much more rich and stands out more. It is not as grainy as the previous DVD releases, and you really see the contours on the kids faces and you really see details of the movie that you really never noticed before. Buy this movie, you won't be sorry. Trust me!
This movie was sad and funny at the same time. I'm not a fan of very sad movies, but I love funny ones. This was a great mix, and it was very entertaining. I've watched it a ton of times, and it never gets old. You have to watch it, it's a classic!
This is a terrific movie. I recommend it to anyone, for it is outstanding. Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix are very good actors, and they help to make the movie as good as it is. I watch it all the time, and I believe that almost anyone will like this.
Very touching, poignant, coming of age movie. I highly recommend it to anyone. Excellent performances turned in by the entire cast, especially Wil Wheaton, and River Phoenix. Buy it!!!
A very awsome movie. It has laughter, and tears and it will have you smiling the whole way through. If you haven't seen this movie you have to. It is a must see.
Best movie ever! well one of the best anyway, great movie if your bored. And even if your not its great! river phoenix is absolutely spectacular! (and also good looking! hahaha!) I had to watch it with my R.E class and we were all hooked on it. It was brilliant!
This is the best movie ever! You'll laugh and cry. River Phoenix is sooo hot in this movie! The whole cast is excellent!
This is the best movie that you will ever see. It teaches you about all the hard times that you will come across in life. It has brilliant performances from the gorgeous River Phoenix and Wil Heaton.If you haven't seen this movie you've got to watch it. You never know it might just make you look at things differently.
This is one of the best movies I have seen. I am a bing Stephen King Fan; and the sound track speaks for itself.
A little un catholic, but i am willing to overlook that fact due to its excelent plot and enthralling themes and gripping climax
A brillant character study surrounding a journey down a set of railroad tracks to find a dead body by a group of friends. It reflects the dicotomy of youth in it's raw emotion of ups and downs. The best.
Omg this movie is the best it makes you cry it makes you laugh! Corey Feldman and River Phoenix are so so so hott!
This was a great movie. I really liked Corey Feldmans character Teddy. And the song at the end of the movie is very sad. I liked this movie enough to watch it, rewind it and watch it again.
It was FUNNY and gross.
This is one of the few movies I can watch over and over again without getting tired of it. This is an excellent example of people being born with talent and not receiving it later on in life (like many believe). It has an excellent story line and excellent acting. I wouldn't add or take anything away from it.
Great acting from the kids and Kiefer Sutherland. Based on Stephen KIng's The Body. I love watching this.
This was a good movie i loved it so much that i bought it tit was a truly fun and adventures movie and i love it.