R | | Adventure, Drama
When filming was completed, River Phoenix identified so much with his character that if he didn't have his family to go home to, he would have needed a psychiatrist.
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...
The train tracks the boys are traveling are obviously active - trains pass through multiple times during the boys' journey. In some shots the top of the rails are bright and shiny, which is how they should appear in active lines where trains continually wear and polish them. However in some scenes the tracks are clearly from unused lines, as the tops of the rails are rust colored like the sides. A good example are the rails when the song "Lollypop" plays - that scene was shot on a seldom used or totally inactive stretch of track. Since they are supposed to be walking on the same line the entire time, the rails should always be shiny.
In the edited-for-TV version, Lardass Hogan's name is shortened to Lard for obvious reasons. Yet even in the edited-for-TV version, the name "Lardass" is seen in the credits.
$242,795 (USA) (16 November 1986)
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