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 others' 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. Stand By Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, it is based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.

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Stand By Me (1986)

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Adventure/Drama · 1h 29m · 8/22/1986

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For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it's the time that memories are made of.

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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 others' 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. Stand By Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, it is based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures, Act III, Act III Communications, The Body

Budget

$8,000,000

Revenue

$52,287,414
Part Of
Cast
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Wil Wheaton

Gordie Lachance
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Kenneth Hodges

Donelley Twin
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Jerry O'Connell

Vern Tessio
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Jason Oliver

Vince Desjardins
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William Bronder

Milo Pressman
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Scott Beach

Mayor Grundy
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Richard Dreyfuss

The Writer
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Madeleine Swift

Waitress
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Popeye

Chopper
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Geanette Bobst

Mayor's Wife
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Art Burke

Principal Wiggins
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Andy Lindberg

Lardass Hogan
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Dick Durock

Bill Travis
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Charlie Owens

Lardass Heckler #2
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Matt Williams

Bob Cormier
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Corey Feldman

Teddy Duchamp
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Korey Scott Pollard

Moke
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River Phoenix

Chris Chambers
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Rick Elliott

Jack Mudgett
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John Hodges

Donelley Twin
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Kent W. Luttrell

Ray Brower (as Kent Lutrell)
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Chance Quinn

Gordon's Son
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Jason Naylor

His Friend
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John Cusack

Denny Lachance
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Bruce Kirby

Mr. Quidacioluo
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Frances Lee McCain

Mrs. Lachance
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Marshall Bell

Mr. Lachance
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Bradley Gregg

Eyeball Chambers
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Gary Riley

Charlie Hogan
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Casey Siemaszko

Billy Tessio
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Kiefer Sutherland

Ace Merrill
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O.B. Babbs

Lardass Heckler #1
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Susan Thorpe

Fat Lady
Crew
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Stephen King

Writer
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Rob Reiner

Director
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Raynold Gideon

Writer
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Bruce A. Evans

Writer
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8/29/2000

$5.87

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3/22/2011

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12/5/2023

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(DVD)

3/22/2005

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(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

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