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Oregon Movies: Stand By Me

Stand By Me

Stand By Me

Directed by Rob Reiner

Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, and Kiefer Sutherland

Copyright © 1986

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Warning

Rated R. This movie may include content that is objectionable to some viewers. Discretion is advised.

 

Watch the trailer (YouTube)

 

Oregon connection

Filmed in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Brownsville in 1985.

 

About this movie (by Hal Erickson, Rovi)

"Based on the Stephen King short story The Body, Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys overhears his brother talking about. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O'Connell).

 

The boys' adventures en route to the elusive body are colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world. Richard Dreyfuss, playing the grown-up Gordie, narrates the film, while Kiefer Sutherland dominates every scene he's in as a brutish high-school bully."

 

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