R | | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
The boys sing "The Ballad of Paladin", which is the ending theme song to the TV series "Have Gun - Will Travel" (1957) starring Richard Boone as Paladin. Songwriter Johnny Western successfully sued the producers for not securing his permission beforehand.
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...
Teddy's left ear (which his father almost burned off) in the treehouse scene is very clearly burned. Throughout the movie, however, it varies in how it looks, in the train tracks scene it looks perfectly normal.
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.
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".
$242,795 (USA) (16 November 1986)
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