Stand by Me- -
The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The Body" and was the ninth filmed story from the author. The film tells the story of a group of 10-year-old friends out on their own and the trials and tribulation they are confronted with along the journey.
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Stand by me Movie Trailer in HD – 1986
Young Gordie is a quiet, bookish boy who likes to tell stories. His parents, grieving the recent death of Gordie’s older brother Denny, neglect their youngest son. Gordie’s friends are Chris Chambers whose relatives are criminals and alcoholics; Teddy Duchamp , an eccentric and physically scarred boy; and Vern Tessio, who is overweight and timid.
Vern overhears his older brother, Billy. and Billy’s friend, Charlie Hogan, discussing Ray Brower, a young boy who was reportedly struck and killed by a train. Gordie, Chris, Teddy, and Vern decide to find Ray’s body, hoping to become local heroes. Chris steals his father’s M1911 pistol, and the boys set out, stopping at a nearby junkyard to drink from its water pump. The boys hang out in the junkyard for a while, while Gordie leaves to buy food for the journey. When Gordie returns, he sees his friends jumping the fence to escape Milo Pressman (William Bronder), the junkman, and his dog. Gordie escapes as well. Pressman, infuriated, threatens to call the boys’ parents and calls Teddy’s father a “loony”; Teddy attempts to attack Pressman, but the boys restrain him and they leave.
At nighttime, Gordie tells the other boys a story of Davie “Lard-Ass” Hogan, an overweight boy who is constantly teased and bullied. Hogan enters a pie-eating contest, but his goal was not to win, but to exact revenge. Prior to the contest, Hogan consumed a full bottle of castor oil and a raw egg. After eating several pies and briefly dominating the contest, Hogan vomits, inducing the vomiting of the contestants and crowd members, humiliating and embarrassing his tormentors.
After a series of misadventures and self-revelation, the boys locate the body. However, local hoodlum “Ace” Merrill and his gang, including Chris’ older brother “Eyeball” Chambers, Billy Tessio, Charlie Hogan, and three other gang members, arrive in cars to claim the body and the credit for finding it. When Chris refuses to allow this, Ace draws a switchblade with intent to kill him, but Gordie intervenes with the pistol Chris had stolen. Ace and his gang leave and Ace vows revenge.
The boys agree to report the body via an anonymous phone call to the authorities and hike back to Castle Rock and bid each other farewell until they see each other in a few days, at junior high school.
The present-day Gordie writes that while he and Chris remained friends, they drifted apart from Teddy and Vern shortly after that day. Gordie notes how everyone’s life turned out: Vern married immediately after high school, has four children, and drives a forklift at a local lumber yard. Teddy tried enlisting in the army but was turned down because of bad eyesight and an ear injury; he later served time in prison and now does odd jobs around Castle Rock. Chris went to college and became a lawyer; when attempting to break up a fight in a fast-food restaurant, he was fatally stabbed in the throat.
The film ends with Gordie finishing his memoir after his son asks him, again, if he is going to take him swimming. After typing the memoir’s last words into his computer, Gordie goes outside of his opulent home, and drives away with his son and his son’s friend in his Series II Land Rover, seemingly having become a successful author.
Based on the Stephen King short story easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959.