Stand by Me

For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life.

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Podcast Release Date:
Aug 30, 2016

Different Seasons – Stephen King’s Novellas Series Episode 3

This is big time, baby!

They didn’t market¬†Stand by Me¬†as a Stephen King film. In 1986 a period piece drama didn’t fit with King’s history of films, including axe murderers, ghosts, zombies, vampires, and killer semis. Few would have thought this 50’s coming-of-age nostalgia piece was from King’s short story “The Body.” Yet the movie was a smash hit, nominated for Golden Globe and Academy Awards. How does this movie hold up thirty years later, playing to people other than Baby Boomers? Stand by Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Movie Details

Stephen King
Different Seasons
Rob Reiner
1 h 29 min
Release Date
8 August 1986
Crime, Drama
Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

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