Stand by Me

Stand by Me

DVD - 2011
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Four young friends set out on an adventure to find the body of a missing local teenage boy.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures : [Distributed by] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011]
Edition: 25th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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BridgettM
Sep 02, 2017

Stand by Me is a great coming-of-age and summer movie. It takes place over Labor Day weekend. The screenplay was adapted from Stephen King's novella The Body, which is included in Different Seasons. I especially enjoy River Phoenix's performance. Stand by Me is rated R.

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lavasushi
Jul 21, 2017

I have watched STAND BY ME several times in my life, and will undoubtedly check in several more times. There is nothing about this film I would change. Poignant, funny, insightful, a classic. Shared moments of friends at one of the many crossroads in life.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Jun 07, 2017

I finally found a movie based on a book that I liked! As always, it's not quite like the story (Different Seasons by Stephen King)--but each is outstanding in their own right. If you enjoy coming of age tales, you'll like this movie. While watching see if you can spot Jerry O'Connell; I bet you can't. :)

I was first introduced to this movie in high school. I instantly fell in love with the movie. It is a must to watch this movie. It's an incredible story of a group of friends who are loyal and go to an adventure to find a dead body.

- Franchesca (Teen Volunteer)

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soccerkid89
Oct 06, 2016

I saw this movie a couple of times in high school. About four kids going on an adventure looking for a dead body. This movie was excellent one of the best groundbreaking movies of all time and it also made Wil Wheaton, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman, and River Phoenix the best actors that they are today and I also think Rob Reiner directed this movie.

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Watson_20
Apr 30, 2016

Great movie. Great acting. Great cast. One of the best movies I've seen that was made from a Stephen King book.

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Slys65ss
Jun 16, 2015

This is one of the best movies ever! Strong story by Stephen King and the acting is incredible.

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DaisyCosh
May 28, 2015

One of my favourite Stephen King adaptations, "Stand By Me" is a coming-of-age film based on the short story "The Body." It chronicles a summer's day in the life of four friends, Gordie (played by Wil Wheaton), Chris (played by River Phoenix), Teddy (played by Corey Feldman), and Vern (Jerry O'Connell). They set out to find a dead body located in a nearby town hoping to receive fame and fortune in return. At the heart of "Stand By Me" is the significance of young friendship. Chris is the protagonist Gordie's best friend. When Gordie has an emotional breakdown out in the woods, Chris gives him space and keeps his other two friends at bay. When Gordie needs encouragement to do the best he can in school in order to get out of their hometown, Chris cheers him on. He won't let Gordie fall through the cracks, a fate that Chris feels sure he himself won't escape because of his sullied family name. Chris stood by Gordie, and Gordie never forgot him. He's still reminiscing about their friendship decades later. "Stand By Me" is filled with funny moments, like when forgetful Vern buries his jar of pennies under the porch and then loses the map. They're sweet and innocent moments that make you smile. As entertaining as the film may be, there is a great deal of sorrow in "Stand By Me." One of the main characters lost a brother and two have abusive alcoholic fathers. Additionally, the dead body they're looking for is of a boy their own age. There's tragedy all around them, but they don't get bogged down; they rise above it. There's many iconic moments in this classic film, but the greatest scene, in my opinion, comes when they're crossing a bridge towering above the lake, only for a train to come barrelling towards them. They sprint to cross it, but simply don't have enough time. Your heart is racing the whole scene; you'll never forget it. If I had to find a weakness in this otherwise solid take on boyhood friendship, I think it's the campfire story Gordie tells to his friends. I know it's supposed to show what a good story-teller Gordie is, but it feels out of place with the tone of the rest of the film. But this is a one-off. In the end, "Stand By Me" leaves me feeling bittersweet, considering the epilogue that tells you what becomes of each of Gordie's friends. This is the kind of film that will make you value your friendships more than ever.

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MelanieCorsini
Aug 09, 2014

this movie is so great I could throw up. I love it because it would almost never happen in real life that four boys would smoke and one of them had a gun and that they would go looking for a dead body that was mile and miles away just to get the credit for it and in the end they made an anonymous phone call instead. it is also really funny. I just love this film and I am so glad I was able to watch it. thank you for reading my long comment

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SarahBee2002
Jun 27, 2014

it was funny when they were running on the trestle trail.

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

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soccerkid89
Oct 06, 2016

Teddy: Did your mother have any kids that lived?
Vern: What do you mean?

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soccerkid89
Oct 06, 2016

Teddy: I'm sorry if I'm spoiling everybody's good time.
Chris: It's okay, man.
Gordie: I'm not sure it should be a good time.
Chris: You saying you wanna go back?
Gordie: No. We're going to see a dead kid... maybe it shouldn't be a party.

KimCulver Oct 23, 2013

**All the boys are in the woods by the campfire...

Vern drops his marshmallow he was toasting..

Vern: "Oh, Oh man Gordie got another one..??"

Gordie: "Sorry Vern."

Chris: You can cook your D***

Teddy: Itt'l Be a small meal!!

KimCulver Oct 23, 2013

Chris: "What happends when a french is in you backyard?"

Teddy: "I'm French... okay..?"

Chris: "Your garbage cans are empty and you'r dog's pregnant!!"

**Chris and Gordie burst into laughter..!!

aaa5756 Mar 18, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2013

“Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.” -Anonymous

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2013

“Have you ever heard the song snow snow beautiful snow?”
“Why yes did you write that song?”
“No I shoveled it.” -Curly of the Three Stooges

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

Gordie: Do you think I'm weird?
Chris: Definitely.
Gordie: No man, seriously. Am I weird?
Chris: Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.
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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

Gordie: Suck my fat one, you cheap dime store hood.

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Jul 16, 2017

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Jul 15, 2012

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Sep 24, 2011

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

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

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