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Stand by Me
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  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 29, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Portuguese
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Music Video: "Stand by Me"
    • Featurette: "Walking the Tracks: The Summer of STAND BY ME"
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Audio Commentary: Rob Reiner - Director
    • Isolated Audio Track: Score
  • Interactive Features:
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    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Did your parents have any children that lived'"--Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) "Why do you ask'"--Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell)

"Do you play football'"--Mr. Quidaciolou (Bruce Kirby)
"No."--Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton)
"Well, what do you do'"--Mr. Quidaciolou
"I don't know."
  - Gordie
"I just want to go somewhere where nobody knows who I am."
  - Chris Chambers (River Phoenix)
"Finding new and preferably disgusting ways to disparage one's mother was always held in high regard."
  - Adult Gordie (Richard Dreyfuss) in voice-over
"We sat there all night talking about all the things boys talk about before they discover girls."
  - Adult Gordie in voice-over before the following montage
"So Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, but what is Goofy'"--Gordie
"If I could have one kind of food, that's easy: Cherry Pez. Definitely Cherry Pez."--Vern
"A dog, Goofy's definitely a dog."--Chris
"I always knew THE $64,000 QUESTION was fake. I mean, who could possibly know that much about opera'"--Gordie
"How can he be a dog' He drives a car and wears a hat."--Teddy
"The thing about WAGON TRAIN is they never got anywhere. They just kept wagon training."--Gordie
"Yeah, Goofy's definitely a dog."
  - Chris
"You think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman'"--Vern
"What are you' Cracked'!"--Teddy
"I don't know. I once saw Mighty Mouse hold up five elephants with his one hand."--Vern
"Boy, you don't know nothing. Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman is a real guy. There's no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy."--Teddy
"Yeah. But it'd be a good fight, though."
  - Vern

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh91%

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Total Count: 54

Upright94%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 270,035
Reiner seems lost in his own cinematic wilderness -- button-down careful, almost afraid to move Full Review
Chicago Reader
Mar 28, 2011
It's among the light sprinkling of King tales that elide the supernatural entirely. But that doesn't mean it isn't morbid... Full Review
The Ringer
Sep 5, 2019
It is about the evolution of a writer, his relationship with his three closest friends and a situation that formed his talent -- and morbid fascination. Full Review
Philadelphia Daily News
Jun 26, 2013
Rating: B+ -- Good luck choking back the tears, folks. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 17, 2011
Rating: 4.5/5 -- It stands, sweet and strong, ribald, outrageous and funny, like its heroes themselves -- a bit gamy around the edges, perhaps, but pure and fine clear through. It's one of those treasures absolutely not to be missed. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jun 26, 2013
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Stand by Me is a film of honorable ambitions severely compromised by a creeping show-biz phoniness. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2013
Rating: 4/4 -- Stand by Me is a small, quiet film that walks tall and resonates long after. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jun 26, 2013

Product Description:

Based on Stephen King's novella THE BODY, director Rob Reiner's STAND BY ME is the disarmingly tender and subtly sublime story of four kids on the precipice of early adulthood who embark upon a quest. There's Gordie (Wil Wheaton), the intelligent, creative one with the obviously bright future. His best buddy, Chris (River Phoenix), hardens his image in order to hide the pain from the physical abuse he endures at home, all the while harboring the hope of escaping that image. Rounding out the foursome are Vern (Jerry O'Connell), the pudgy tagalong, and Teddy (Corey Feldman), a loyal and funny but troubled kid with a death wish.

When the four boys hear about a dead body 20 miles down the railroad tracks from their small Oregon town, they clandestinely set upon the unwieldy journey to lay eyes on this rare find. Amid numerous misadventures, Gordie, Chris, Vern, and Teddy savor what may be their last chance to revel in the simple life of children; around the corner is a future that could tear them apart, not to mention a tough teen gang who desires local fame by finding the body first. Enhanced by excellent performances and an engaging plot, STAND BY ME ranks among the best of the myriad coming-of-age films to dot the 1980s cinematic landscape.

Plot Synopsis:

STAND BY ME, set in Oregon in 1959, portrays the friendship of four boys who go on an overnight camping trip to find a missing teenager's body. Along the way they encounter a number of obstacles, including a gang of older teens and their own inner problems, ultimately finding out more about themselves along the way.

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Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in California and Oregon.
  • STAND BY ME was rated R by the MPAA because of its excessive use of foul language. The f-word is uttered at least 11 different times during the course of the film.
  • The film featured the one of the first major starring roles for actor River Phoenix, who died tragically and unexpectedly when he was only 23 years old.
  • The title song, Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," originally a #3 hit in 1961, returned to the pop top 10 in early 1987, propelled by its prominent use in the movie and the movie's popularity.

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