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Stand by Me ()


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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.
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Gordie Lachance
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Chris Chambers
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Teddy Duchamp
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Vern Tessio
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Ace Merrill
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Billy Tessio
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Charlie Hogan
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Eyeball Chambers
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Vince Desjardins
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Mr. Lachance
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Mrs. Lachance
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Mr. Quidacioluo
William Bronder ...
Milo Pressman
Scott Beach ...
Mayor Grundy
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The Writer
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Denny Lachance
Madeleine Swift ...
Waitress
Popeye ...
Chopper
Geanette Bobst ...
Mayor's Wife
Art Burke ...
Principal Wiggins
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Bob Cormier
Andy Lindberg ...
Lardass Hogan
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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
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Moke
Rick Elliott ...
Jack Mudgett
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Ray Brower (as Kent Lutrell)
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Gordon's Son
Jason Naylor ...
His Friend
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Truck Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rob Reiner

Written by

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Stephen King ... (novella "The Body")
 
Raynold Gideon ... (screenplay) &
Bruce A. Evans ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bruce A. Evans ... producer
Raynold Gideon ... producer
Andrew Scheinman ... producer

Music by

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Jack Nitzsche

Cinematography by

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Thomas Del Ruth

Film Editing by

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Robert Leighton

Editorial Department

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Mallory Gottlieb ... assistant editor
Terry Haggar ... color timer
Cathy Rosenstein ... post-production coordinator
Adam Weiss ... assistant editor
Lisa Morlas ... assistant film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins

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J. Dennis Washington ... (as Dennis Washington)

Set Decoration by

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Richard D. Kent

Makeup Department

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Cheri Ruff ... hair stylist
Monty Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Steve Nicolaides ... production manager
Jeffrey Stott ... production supervisor (as Jeff Stott)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jim Behnke ... second assistant director
Carol D. Bonnefil ... additional second assistant director (as Carol Bonnefil)
Irby Smith ... first assistant director

Art Department

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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

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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 ... 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 ... re-recording mixer
Dan M. Rich ... sound editor (as Dan Rich)
Gregg Rudloff ... 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 ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Henry Millar ... special effects
Rick Thompson ... special effects (as Richard L. Thompson)

Visual Effects by

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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

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Rick Barker ... stunt coordinator / 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

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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 / b cam operator (uncredited) / camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michael Hirshenson ... casting associate
Katherine Wilson ... extras casting: Eugene

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Thomas Costich ... wardrobe (as Tom Costich)
Sue Moore ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Brian Banks ... music programmer / musician
Jeff Carson ... music editor
Mark Curry ... music recording engineer
Anthony Marinelli ... music programmer / musician
Celest Ray ... music supervisor
Anthony Marinelli ... performer: additional arrangements (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Helen Mercier ... transportation co-captain
Rick Mercier ... transportation captain
Tim Roslan ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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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
Giampiero Albertini ... Italian dubbing (uncredited)
Carlo Baccarini ... Italian dubbing (uncredited)
Giorgio Borghetti ... Italian dubbing: Eyball Chambers (uncredited)
Claudio Capone ... Italian dubbing (uncredited)
Mario Cordova ... Italian dubbing: Old Gordie Lachance (uncredited)
Sergio Di Giulio ... Italian dubbing (uncredited)
Davide Lionello ... Italian dubbing: Vern Tessio (uncredited)
Loris Loddi ... Italian dubbing: Ace Merrill (uncredited)
Fabrizio Manfredi ... Italian dubbing: Billy Tessio (uncredited)
Thomas B. McGrath ... President: Act III Communications (uncredited)
Francesco Pezzulli ... Italian dubbing: Gordie Lachance (uncredited)
Rodolfo Traversa ... Italian dubbing (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines 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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Body (United States)
  • Stand by me - Compte sur moi (France)
  • Stand by Me - Das Geheimnis eines Sommers (Germany)
  • Cuenta conmigo (Spain)
  • Venner for livet (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $242,795, 16 Nov 1986

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Trivia After director Rob Reiner screened the movie for Stephen King, he noticed that King was visibly shaking and wasn't speaking. He left the room and upon his return, told Reiner that the movie was the best adaptation of his work he had ever seen. See more »
Goofs When Vern is first coming into the tree house and is coming through the trap door he is clearly heard saying "You guys are never gonna believe this...", but his mouth is saying the previous lines "Oh, man, oh, man". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ben E. King: Stand by Me (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Stand By Me See more »
Crazy Credits In the edited-for-TV version, Lardass Hogan's name is shortened to Lard for obvious reasons. Yet even in the edited-for-TV version, the name "Lardass" is seen in the credits. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
The Writer: [typing on computer] I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?
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