R | | Adventure, Drama
An unconfirmed explanation of why the setting was changed from Maine to Oregon is that one of the screenwriters misunderstood the novella's reference to "Portland" being nearby.
I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and...
Near the beginning of the movie, Vern is described as burying then losing a quart jar of pennies "at the beginning of the school year," and searching for it for the last nine months. But the story takes place Labor Day weekend, so that description is inaccurate unless Castle Rock's school year coincides with the calendar year. The story may have originally been set on Memorial Day, for which the time frame would have been accurate.
As the end credits begin, we see Gordie's son and his friend playing on his front yard on their way to a swimming pool.
$242,795 (USA) (10 August 1986)
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