Upon hearing that an old friend has died, a writer (Richard Dreyfuss) reminisces about his childhood in the Fifties. As a twelve-year-old boy, Gordie’s (Will Wheaton) friends consisted of ‘bad’ kid Chris (River Phoenix), Teddy (Corey Feldman) and the pudgy Vern (Jerry O’Conell). When the latter hears his older brother bragging that his gang have seen the dead body of a local missing person by the railway track, the four boys set out to find the corpse for themselves.
Rob Reiner directs this adaptation of Stephen King’s novella ‘The Body’.
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Commentary: Rob Reiner.
Other Documentary: ‘Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me’
Bonus Tracks: ‘Stand By Me’ Ben E King music video