Stand by Me (movie)

Stand By Me DVD cover

Stand by Me is a 1986 movie based on the novella The Body by Stephen King. The title comes from a Ben E. King song of the same name. The song plays during the closing credits of the movie. Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Whaton, River Phoenix, Kiefer Sutherland and John Cussack.

Basic plot

Below is the basic plot of Stand by Me, also see the full plot of The Body.

Set in 1959, the story is a coming of age for the main characters. The four main characters are Gordie Lachance (the narrator), Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio. They are all twelve years old. Each of the boys has their own affliction, mental or physical. Gordie is the most complex of the main characters. He is quiet boy with a penchant for telling stories. He struggles for acceptance from his father, after his older brother, Denny, was killed in a road accident.

The boys over-hear older youths talking of a boy (Ray Brower) having been struck by a train and killed. The boys set off on an adventure to locate the body of the dead boy. The film concentrates on the journey the boys take, with the encounters they face, and the interaction between the characters.


Stand By Me premiered in 1986 to rave reviews. The film enjoyed great word-of-mouth support. Since its release, Stand By Me has become a major cult classic. It consistently scores highly on movie review and ratings, especially internet votes.


Actor Role
Wil Wheaton Gordie Lachance
River Phoenix Chris Chambers
Corey Feldman Teddy Duchamp
Jerry O'Connell Vern Tessio
Kiefer Sutherland Ace Merrill
Richard Dreyfuss The Writer
John Cusack Denny Lachance
Casey Siemaszko Billy Tessio


Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by Bruce A. Evans
Written by Raynold Gideon
Bruce A. Evans
Music by The Chordettes
Buddy Holly
Jerry Leiber
Jack Nitzsche
Ben E. King
The Coasters
Cinematography Thomas Del Ruth
Editing by Robert Leighton
Distributed by Columbia TriStar
Release date(s) August 8, 1986
Running time 90 min.
Language English




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hi i have to do an essay on this as well, and i need your help,
i need a full, full, full summary of the story.

Essay on stand by me

hi im storm and i would like to know if you can help me write an essay on the film stand by has to in clude these:
1.character eg describe an interesting charcter.
2.Relationship-descibe and say why it is important.
3.A paticular event and why its important.
4.A chanllege-A charcter faced and why it important.
5.theme or moral of the story

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