Stand by Me (1986)

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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

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Trivia

Columbia Pictures, concerned that the original title, "The Body", was misleading, renamed the film "Stand by Me". According to screenwriter Raynold Gideon, " . . . it sounded like either a sex film, a bodybuilding film or another Stephen King horror film. Rob Reiner came up with 'Stand by Me' [after the Ben E. King song], and it ended up being the least unpopular option."


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The Writer: 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...


Goofs

During the "barf-o-rama" scene, the two twin brothers barf on each other. As the second brother barfs, the other brother turns his head and you can see the white tubing of the barf mechanism on or around his left ear.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

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.


Soundtracks

Mr. Lee
Written by Heather Dixon (as H. Dixon), Helen Gathers (as H. Gathers), Laura Webb (as L. Webb), Emma Ruth Pought (as E. Pought) and Jannie Pought (as J. Paught)
Performed by The Bobbettes
All rights administered by Unichappell Music, Inc.
Courtesy of the Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products

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Adventure | Drama

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