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The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 23):

58. “Stand By Me” (1986)

Movie Summary:

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

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092005/

Cast:

 

Wil Wheaton—Gordie Lachance

 

River Phoenix—Chris Chambers

 

Corey Frldman—Teddy Duchamp

 

Jerry O’Connell—Vern Tessio

 

Kiefer Sutherland—Ace Merill

 

Casey Siemaszko--Billy Tessio

 

Richard Dreyfuss—The Writer

 

John Cusack—Denny Lachance (Gordie Brother)

 

Director:

 

Rob Reiner

 

Facts about the this movie:

 

*Budget: $8,000,000

 

*Opening Weekend: $242,795 (16 Screens)

 

*Gross: $52,287,414

 

*”The Writer” was a hard part to fill. Reiner looked at few people (David Dukes and Michael Mckean) before they got to Richard Dreyfuss.

 

*The actress pictured on the cover of the vintage movie magazine is Elizbeth McGvern which was engaged to Rob Reiner at the time.

 

*To keep into character while off –Camera Kiefer Sutherland would pick on Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Frldman and Jerry O’Connell.

 

*Movie based on a short story called “The Body” by Stephen King.

 

*The originally title was “The Body”.

 

*This is was Jerry O’Connell’s motion picture debut. Thanks Reiner.

 

*River Phoenix auditioned for the Gordie Lachance part, but Reiner thought he would be better for Teddy.

 

Why I Picked this movie #58:

 

1.Great story.

 

2. A Rob Reiner movie from the 1980’s.

 

3. Awesome cast.

 

4. Great dialog.

 

5. Movie with a great big heart.

 

6. The best Stephen King adapted to movie from the 1980’s and no “The Shining” is not better.        

 

7.  It has a dead body in it.

 

8. It pulls you into the 1950’s with the music, set, dialog and feel.

 

9. It shows how life can be as a kid no matter if it was good or bad.

 

10. One of the best bromance movie made.

 

11. A great look at seeing death as a teenager and trying to understanding it.

 

12. Awesome coming of age movie.

 

13. It also does a good job at showing how bad a parents can mess-up there own kids.

 

First time seeing it:

 

Was it on VHS one summer day.

 

Movie trailer:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUVnfaA-kpI


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