Stand by Me (1986)

R   |    |  Adventure, Drama


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After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.


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13 January 2003 | rbverhoef
9
| Stephen King with a great story
Stephen King adaptations can be great. In my opinion the less horror pictures, and The Shining, are the best. Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and this one. Stand by Me is a great film, you can say it is a drama with some thriller elements.

Four boys hear the location of the dead body of a boy from their small town. The boys go on a trip to look for the body, about 30 miles away. There are some little problems on the way, including another gang with its leader Kiefer Sutherland. One of the boys thinks about his late brother because of the recent events, played by John Cusack. It seems to be a simple story but it is told perfect.

The performances the boys give, one of them is the late River Phoenix, are all extraordinary. I liked the way their friendship was shown. Just a great movie, see this. 9/10.

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$242,795 10 August 1986

Gross USA:

$52,287,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,287,414

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