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Stand by Me

89 min
Adventure | Drama
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Rob Reiner
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1986-08-22
Filming Locations: 380 South San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA
Budget: $8,000,000
Opening Weekend: $242,795 (USA) (10 August 1986)
Gross: $51,914,208 (USA) (1 February 1987)
William Bronder
William Bronder
Stand by Me
Wil Wheaton
Gordie Lachance
River Phoenix
Chris Chambers
Corey Feldman
Teddy Duchamp
Jerry O'Connell
Vern Tessio
Kiefer Sutherland
Ace Merrill
Casey Siemaszko
Billy Tessio
Gary Riley
Charlie Hogan
Bradley Gregg
Eyeball Chambers
Jason Oliver
Vince Desjardins
Marshall Bell
Mr. Lachance
Frances Lee McCain
Mrs. Lachance
Bruce Kirby
Mr. Quidacioluo
Scott Beach
Mayor Grundy
Richard Dreyfuss
The Writer
John Cusack
Denny Lachance
Madeleine Swift
Geanette Bobst
Mayor's Wife
Art Burke
Principal Wiggins
Matt Williams
Bob Cormier
Andy Lindberg
Lardass Hogan
Dick Durock
Bill Travis
O.B. Babbs
Lardass Heckler #1
Charlie Owens
Lardass Heckler #2
Kenneth Hodges
Donelley Twin
John Hodges
Donelley Twin
Susan Thorpe
Fat Lady
Korey Scott Pollard
Rick Elliott
Jack Mudgett
Kent W. Luttrell
Ray Brower
Chance Quinn
Gordon's Son
Jason Naylor
His Friend
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The apparel of the four boys is the same throughout the entire movie, except for Teddy. From the beginning to the tree house scene, he is wearing a nice shirt with a design on it. Then, he is seen wearing a green shirt, from the part where they all meet up to go on the journey, to the end of the movie. But Gordie, Chris, and Vern are all wearing the same clothes throughout the whole movie.
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In the shot where Gordie and Vern are running towards the camera with the train right behind them, the train was actually at the far end of the trestle with the two actors on the opposite end. The crew used a 600mm long-focus lens that when shot at the telephoto end, it compressed the image so much it made it look like the train was right behind them.
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River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton and Jerry O'Connell got up to much mischief in the hotel they were staying in during filming. This included throwing all the pool side furniture into the pool, Wheaton fixing video games in the lobby so they could play them for free and Phoenix (spurred on by the other boys) unknowingly covering Kiefer Sutherland's car in mud; only discovering whose car it was when Sutherland confronted a scared and nervous Phoenix about it later.
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When they're in the clubhouse at the beginning, Gordie looks straight at the camera while singing "I Ran All The Way Home".
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In the swamp, the four boys get completely wet, then they strip down to their underwear to remove all the leeches, and Gordie faints after a leech is found on his nuts. The next scene when the boys are putting their clothes back on, they and their clothes and sleeping bags are completely dry.
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When Gordie goes into the store and the clerk talks to him, you can cleary see the boom mic bobbing into view and then being taken away.
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Vern: Geez, Gordie. Why couldn't you have gotten breakfast stuff? Like Twinkies and Pez and Root Beer?
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The Writer: [referring to Chris] Although I hadn't seen him in more than ten years, I know I'll miss him forever.
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Gordie: Is it loaded?
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
At what point in the movie does the vomit scene occur?
It's during the pie-eating contest when Lardass (Andy Lindberg) stands up. It may help to know that the "vomit" was made from blueberry pie and cottage cheese.
What did Vern mean when he called the coin flip a "goocher"?
As described in the book, a "goocher" is getting all tails when flipping coins (all heads is a "moon"). It is supposed to be extraordinary bad luck to get a goocher.
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