Stand by Me

Topics: Boy, Stand by Me, Jerry O'Connell Pages: 4 (1380 words) Published: December 13, 2007
Stand By Me

Stand by Me was based off the novella, "The Body," by Stephen King. Screenplay was by, Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans. And directed by Rob Reiner. It was made in 1986 by Columbia Pictures.
It's a coming of age movie, about an adult male who is reminiscing about a time in his childhood around the age of 11, 12 years old, in the year 1959 where him and his three friends go off and try and find a dead body of a missing boy, to try and make a name of themselves and become the town's heroes. The adult who is over narrating is Gordie. Gordie as a young boy is played by Wil Wheaton. Who four months previously to him and his friends going on this adventure, his older brother dies in a car accident. His father is always comparing him to his older brother wishing that he was more like him. His brother played football, and Gordie just wants to be a writer. His best friend back then was Chris played by River Phoenix. He comes from a bad family and everyone knows that he is going to turn out bad even he agrees with them. He is also the leader of the group. They hang out with a boy named Teddy played by Corey Feldman. Who in there eyes is one of the weirdest guys they've ever come across. His father went nuts all of a sudden and one time held Teddy's ear to a stove and almost burned it off. The last boy in there groups was a boy named Vern played by Jerry O'Connell. He was the chicken, the most scared out of the group, always questioning if what they we're doing was right. Along the two day trek to find the dead boy there cussing, smoking, and putting down each other's mothers whenever they get the chance. Trying to make the best out of the situation there getting themselves into. They run into the town hoodlums, and that's when there friendships gets put to the test.

The movie runs in chronological order, there are however a few flashbacks in the film. The first one was when Vern is telling them that he overheard his brother and friend talking about the...
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