R | | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Director Rob Reiner had trouble casting the role of "The Writer," first casting David Dukes, then going to Michael McKean, among others, before finally settling on high school friend Richard Dreyfuss.
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...
When Gordie visits the delicatessen for ham, the grocer pulls waxed paper from a box with a 1980s Crown Zellerbach logo on it.
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.
In the Spanish Castilian version, Gordie's name was changed to "Cornie" because in Spanish "Gordie" sounded like "Gordi" that means "Fatty", and '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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