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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/



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)




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:



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