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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (novel)
Raynold Gideon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
22 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it's the time that memories are made of.
Plot:
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Inspiration See more (547 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Rob Reiner 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novella "The Body")

Raynold Gideon (screenplay) &
Bruce A. Evans (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce A. Evans .... producer
Raynold Gideon .... producer
Andrew Scheinman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
J. Dennis Washington  (as Dennis Washington)
 
Set Decoration by
Richard D. Kent 
 
Makeup Department
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Nicolaides .... production manager
Jeffrey Stott .... production supervisor (as Jeff Stott)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Behnke .... second assistant director
Carol D. Bonnefil .... additional second assistant director (as Carol Bonnefil)
Irby Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Brown .... construction coordinator (as David Brown)
Richard L. Cowitt .... assistant props (as Richard Cowitt)
Toni Devereaux .... signwriter
Russell Goble .... property master
Michael Hawthorne .... painter
Darrell Huntsman .... greensman
Michael Kohan .... swing gang
Norm Lewis .... swing gang
Richard McKenzie .... set designer
Brenda Meyers-Ballard .... lead woman
Erica Miller .... swing gang
Jim Ondrejko .... construction foreman (as James Ondrejko)
David Sherman .... stand-by painter
Tom Cranham .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Terry Lynn Allen .... sound editor (as Terry Allen)
Lorna Anderson .... sound editor
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Rick Ash .... foley artist
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Eber .... sound mixer (as Bob Eber)
Joe Gilbert .... assistant sound editor
Stan Gilbert .... adr editor (as Stanley Gilbert)
Randy Kelley .... sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (as J. Dan O'Connell)
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan M. Rich .... sound editor (as Dan Rich)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer (as Greg Rudloff)
Sean Rush .... cable person
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (as Alicia M. Stevenson)
Amy Vincent .... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Henry Millar .... special effects
Rick Thompson .... special effects (as Richard L. Thompson)
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Marschall .... matte artist
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision (uncredited)
Jon Macht .... visual effects editor: Introvision Systems, Inc. (uncredited)
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
David Stump .... effects director of photography (uncredited)
Marcus Tate .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Rick Barker .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Brian R. Carson .... stunts (as Brian Carson)
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts (as Doc Charbonneau)
Gary Cox .... stunts
Harvey Keith .... stunts
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts (as Richard Seaman)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (as Monty Simmons)
John Walker .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Danny Buck .... gaffer
Jeff Butters .... best boy gaffer
Romeo De Santis Jr. .... electrician
Craig Denault .... camera operator
David Fay .... key grip
Buzz Feitshans IV .... assistant camera
Sherman Fulton .... electrician
Antonio V. Garrido .... grip (as Tony Garrido)
Jack Glenn .... grip
Jerry Glenn .... electrician
Christopher Ishii .... assistant camera
Gary B. Kibbe .... camera operator
Gerald A. King .... best boy grip (as Jerry King)
Jon L. Kunkel .... assistant camera
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip (as David Merrill)
Michael G. Riba .... assistant camera (as Michael Riba)
Greg Rundo .... grip
P.J. Sherman .... grip
Ronald Vidor .... panaglide operator
 
Casting Department
Michael Hirshenson .... casting associate
Katherine Wilson .... extras casting: Eugene
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas Costich .... wardrobe (as Tom Costich)
Sue Moore .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mallory Gottlieb .... assistant editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Cathy Rosenstein .... post-production coordinator
Adam Weiss .... assistant editor
Lisa Morlas .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brian Banks .... music programmer
Brian Banks .... musician
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Mark Curry .... music recording engineer
Anthony Marinelli .... music programmer
Anthony Marinelli .... musician
Celest Ray .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Helen Mercier .... transportation co-captain
Rick Mercier .... transportation captain
Tim Roslan .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tom Ajar .... projectionist
Jerry Atwood .... projectionist
Peter Benoit .... unit publicist
Faye Brenner .... script supervisor
Mark Cooper .... production assistant
Leslie Cornyn .... post-production accountant
Tim Danforth .... production assistant
Tomalene Evans .... production secretary
Ernie Fuentes .... first aid
Elizabeth Galloway .... production coordinator
Rick George .... craft service
Spencer Howard .... production assistant
Janet Julian .... production secretary
K. Lenna Katich .... production accountant
Elizabeth Latshaw .... production assistant
Mitch Marcus .... assistant: Mr. Nicolaides
Steve Mason .... caterer
Toni E. Mercier .... assistant production accountant
Karl Lewis Miller .... dog trainer
James R. Powell .... production assistant
Jay Smith .... production assistant
Kimberly Smith .... production assistant
Madeleine Swift .... personal assistant: Mr. Reiner
Pam Trzaska .... first aid
Ron Welch .... caterer
Ken Young .... caterer
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is Jerry O'Connell's motion picture debut.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the train scene, River Phoenix's voice has suddenly changed and he looks older. This scene was obviously shot last, and he has started going through puberty. But in terms of movie time, he has gone through puberty in two days.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
The Writer:[voiceover] I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Air Doll (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hush-a-ByeSee more »

FAQ

What did Ace do with that hat that Denny gave Gordie?
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105 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
Inspiration, 8 March 2000
Author: Jason (lillyja@mail.wvsc.edu) from West Virginia, USA

As a lover of Stephen King's writing style and Rob Reiner's directing techniques, this movie leaves me speechless every time. It is an almost forgotten film about a time and a youth nearly forgotten, as well. And I will say, as a writer, the novella that this film was based upon, "The Body" has and always will be the inspiration for my style of writing.

First of all, I enjoy the title that was chosen for the film. "Stand By Me" fits what the characters in the story are facing. I think that all who have seen this film will agree that the problems are all things that we can relate to. All of us know someone like these characters. Most of us have met the boy down the road who had a brother with a bad name and a father with an alcohol problem, automatically being labeled as a "bad kid." And the boy with the military father, abusive and a little whacko. The fat kid, picked on and ridiculed for his weight.

To me, Gordy represents all of us. I found myself seeing a little of me in Gordy as I watched the film. I don't know if any one else shares this, but it was true. Gordy was not very strong, at first, and was not sure what he wanted, except to be with his friends. Still coping with the loss of his brother and the fact that his father was disrespectful to him, Gordy still stood up for what he believed in. And, in the end he surprised the characters and the viewers by standing up to the bullies that had plagued them all.

This film is certainly one of my top favorites. In fact, it lies in my top three, probably at #2 or #3. I feel that it is a film that everyone should see at some point in their life due to the fact it changes your look at youth and their trials. Few films are able to do that and I think that this one was an inspiration for others that will do the same in the future.

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