Stand by Me (1986)

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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

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Trivia

As with most of Stephen King's stories, this one originally contained connections to other books he has written. Ace Merrill later re-appeared in the book Needful Things (1993), although he does not appear in the film. The dog Chopper is compared to Cujo (1983). Characters are familiar with Shawshank Prison, from The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Teddy Duchamp was actually first mentioned in King's first book, Carrie (1976), in which Carrie destroys a gas station he once worked at.


Quotes

The Writer: 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...


Goofs

The blueberry stains are gone from all four boys' shirts after the shot where they're eating the berries for breakfast.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

In the Spanish Castilian version, Gordie's name was changed to "Cornie" because in Spanish "Gordie" sounded like "Gordi" that means "Fatty", and Wil Wheaton's character wasn't. Also in "Gordie's nightmare when his father calls him Gordon, in the dubbing calls him "Cornell".


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by
Norman Petty (as N. Petty) and Buddy Holly (as C. Hardin)
Performed by Buddy Holly
Published by Peer International Corporation
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

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Genres

Adventure | Drama

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