Stand by Me (1986): FYC

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Stand by Me

Discover the plot, cast, facts, and script from the 1986 movie written by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans.

Here's what we have on the timeless classic, "Stand by Me." And, you can also read and download the original screenplay, here, at 8FLiX.


"Stand by Me" Plot Summary.

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.

STAND BY ME is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, STAND BY ME is based on the novella 'The Body' by Stephen King.

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Notable Cast
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton ... Gordie Lachance
River Phoenix River Phoenix ... Chris Chambers
Corey Feldman Corey Feldman ... Teddy Duchamp
Jerry O'Connell Jerry O'Connell ... Vern Tessio
Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland ... Ace Merrill
Casey Siemaszko Casey Siemaszko ... Billy Tessio
Gary Riley Gary Riley ... Charlie Hogan
Bradley Gregg Bradley Gregg ... Eyeball Chambers
Jason Oliver Lipsett Jason Oliver Lipsett ... Vince Desjardins
Marshall Bell Marshall Bell ... Mr. Lachance
Frances Lee McCain Frances Lee McCain ... Mrs. Lachance
Bruce Kirby Bruce Kirby ... Mr. Quidacioluo
William Bronder William Bronder ... Milo Pressman
Scott Beach Scott Beach ... Mayor Grundy
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Dreyfuss ... The Writer
John Cusack John Cusack ... Denny Lachance

Writing Team

Raynold Gideon Raynold Gideon ... Writer (screenplay)
Bruce A. Evans Bruce A. Evans ... Writer (screenplay)
Stephen King Stephen King ... Writer (novella "The Body")

Box Office Data

(1986) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$242,795
Gross (US & Canada)...$52,287,414
Gross (World)...$52,287,414


The Stand By Me movie poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb/Getty
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Studio...Columbia Pictures

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