R | | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Coca-Cola bought Embassy Pictures, the film's original production company, and announced it wasn't going to fund the film just two days before production was to begin. Norman Lear--who had worked with Rob Reiner for years on All in the Family (1971)--was one of the three owners of Embassy ... ...
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 Vern is first coming into the tree house and is coming through the trap door he is clearly heard saying "You guys are never gonna believe this...", but his mouth is saying the previous lines "Oh, man, oh, man".
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)
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