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 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

Series
Different Seasons
Series
Stephen King
Original Title
Stand by Me
Title
Stand by Me
Director
Rob Reiner
Author
Producer
Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Scheinman
Writer
Actors
Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, Casey Siemaszko, Gary Riley, Bradley Gregg, Jason Oliver, Marshall Bell, Frances Lee McCain, Bruce Kirby, William Bronder, Scott Beach, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cusack, Madeleine Swift, Popeye, Geanette Bobst, Art Burke, Matt Williams, Andy Lindberg, Dick Durock, O.B. Babbs, Charlie Owens, Kenneth Hodges, John Hodges, Susan Thorpe, Korey Scott Pollard, Rick Elliott, Kent W. Luttrell, Chance Quinn, Jason Naylor
Runtime
1 h 29 min
Release Date
8 August 1986
Genres
Crime, Drama
Overview
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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