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Stand by Me

Discover the plot, cast, script and facts from the 1986 movie.

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.

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"Stand by Me" Plot Summary.

89 min | Adventure, Drama

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 WheatonWil Wheaton...Gordie Lachance
River PhoenixRiver Phoenix...Chris Chambers
Corey FeldmanCorey Feldman...Teddy Duchamp
Jerry O'ConnellJerry O'Connell...Vern Tessio
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland...Ace Merrill
Casey SiemaszkoCasey Siemaszko...Billy Tessio
Gary RileyGary Riley...Charlie Hogan
Bradley GreggBradley Gregg...Eyeball Chambers
Jason Oliver LipsettJason Oliver Lipsett...Vince Desjardins
Marshall BellMarshall Bell...Mr. Lachance
Frances Lee McCainFrances Lee McCain...Mrs. Lachance
Bruce KirbyBruce Kirby...Mr. Quidacioluo
William BronderWilliam Bronder...Milo Pressman
Scott BeachScott Beach...Mayor Grundy
Richard DreyfussRichard Dreyfuss...The Writer
John CusackJohn Cusack...Denny Lachance


Raynold GideonRaynold Gideon...Writer (screenplay)
Bruce A. EvansBruce A. Evans...Writer (screenplay)
Stephen KingStephen 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


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Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb/Getty
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Studio...Columbia Pictures
Watch the official teaser/trailer on our YouTube channel.
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