Stand by Me

It was the summer of ’59. In search of a dead body (and local glory), four pre-teen boys of widely varying size and disposition march into the wilderness and discover they have many things in common – including dysfunctional families, a love of vomit jokes, and hatred for the local high school gang leader Ace (Kiefer Sutherland at age 19). Based on a Stephen King novella with a different title and a (slightly) less happy ending.

Director: Rob Reiner

Screenplay by: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon

Starring: Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay

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