R | | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
In the leech scene, the leeches were apparently real; the crew constructed the man-made pond, and when they came back a few months later to film the iconic scene, the pond had become a real swamp, complete with real moss and leeches to match.
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 is not carrying his bedroll as the boys leave the junkyard, because Chris actually grabs it as he drags the enraged Teddy away, and continues to carry it while comforting him. Gordie, in turn, is carrying Chris' bedroll; Gordie's own sleeping bag is evidently inside his backpack.
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 edited for TV version, Lardass Hogan's name is shortened to Lard for obvious reasons. The editing is very obvious when the crowd starts chanting his name and the film looks and sounds very choppy as a result.
$242,795 (USA) (16 November 1986)