Stand by Me
Director: Rob Reiner Run Time: 89 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1986
Starring: Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton
Screenwriter: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Producers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Scheinman
In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends — sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O’Connell) — are in search of a missing teenager’s body. Wanting to be heroes in each other’s and their hometown’s eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss ’cause it’s cool, and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town’s knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. Based on a Stephen King short story, Stand by Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up.