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...
Like the reference to "Togus" the Royal River is in Maine, not Oregon. Stephen King refers to the Royal in other stories as he sets many of his stories in Maine, where King grew up.
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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