Stand by Me

Stand by Me

DVD - 2000
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This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery.
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000.
Edition: Widescreen version, special ed.
ISBN: 9780767856126
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 27, 2020

What can i say! This is the best movie ever. It changed my life. I love Chris Chambers played by the amazing River.

Aug 12, 2020

This is my favourite movie ever! It really spoke to me. Especially Chris’s character, who was brought to life so very amazingly by the immensely talented River Phoenix, may he Rest In Peace. I cannot ever begin to explain how much I adore this movie. Seriously, just watch it.

Sep 02, 2019

Very sweet story of bond of friendship among a group of boys who need each other.

Aug 23, 2019

Boy, drama was NOT Mr. Rob Reiner's strength, by far. I always use the excuse that it was likely cuz it was "made in the 80s" and, sometimes, this tends to hold water. I do believe it bears a lot of the problems here, actually. This kind of story was just being handled by the wrong people (namely Reiner) and they had no idea what they were working on. There's a reason whey Clarence Brown did such a good job with family pictures and Steven Spielberg, as well. It was their strong suit.

LPL_SarahM Jul 17, 2019

I miss River Phoenix.

Jun 08, 2019

Directed by Rob Reiner in 1986 based on Stephen King's 1982 novella "The Body", this American coming-of-age drama depicts the adventure of four boys in a small town in 1959 Oregon who go on a hike to find the dead body of another boy.
Gordie, a protagonist and narrator, tells the fictional story of David "Lard-Ass" Hogan who enters a pie-eating contest and vomits to take revenge on his tormentors.
This hilarious scenes make me laugh to death.
I really love this crazy and foolish episode from the bottom of my stomach.
It turns out such an enjoyable entertaining piece.

May 24, 2019

I love this movie about young boys on an adventure to find a dead body. River Phoenix was by far the best actor, followed by Will Wheaton. Cory Feldman and a very young (and almost unrecognizable) Jerry O'Connor provides tons of laughs. Richard Dreyfuss is wonderful as the film's narrator, and is also known as Chris, the adult version of River Phoenix's character. Beautifully directed by Rob Reiner, this is a wonderful film!

Apr 06, 2019

Stand By Me is a coming of age film, that reminisces on the childhood of 4 kids during their summer break. It has a very simplistic vibe, that allows you to channel in your inner-kid, and adds a hint of mystery as well. The kids begin by hearing a rumor about a dead body and plan an adventure to find it. Little did they know, that there were other people with the same objective. The boys head off on a quest to find the body, and along the way they meet new and interesting characters, cause mischief and trouble, and learn more about themselves and the true meaning of friendship. Stand By Me is a film that releases the nostalgia in you, and allows you to see a new perspective. I rate this movie 5/5 stars. - @CoolReadz of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Stand by me is a film about 4 friends during their summer break from school. In this film, they decide to go on adventure to find a dead body that they found out about. Along the way, there are many twists and turns. This film is honestly one of my personal favorites over all. It's a very feel good, exciting film. It's also very iconic, and one of the greatest movies of all time. Stand By Me is very true to its original novel, called 'The Body'. This film is very meaningful to me because I relate to the kids. They are all different, yet fit in with each other. I would recommend this film to young teenagers who are looking to find themself, as these teenagers did in the film. I give this film a 5/5. -Gummibee11 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jul 09, 2018

Really good... and still good! Based on a Stephen King short story.

Jan 23, 2018

Great movie. Shocked at how many good actors are in this film.

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Jan 23, 2018

Gordie: Suck my fat one, you cheap dime store hood.

Oct 06, 2016

Teddy: Did your mother have any kids that lived?
Vern: What do you mean?

Oct 06, 2016

Teddy: I'm sorry if I'm spoiling everybody's good time.
Chris: It's okay, man.
Gordie: I'm not sure it should be a good time.
Chris: You saying you wanna go back?
Gordie: No. We're going to see a dead kid... maybe it shouldn't be a party.

KimCulver Oct 23, 2013

**All the boys are in the woods by the campfire...

Vern drops his marshmallow he was toasting..

Vern: "Oh, Oh man Gordie got another one..??"

Gordie: "Sorry Vern."

Chris: You can cook your D***

Teddy: Itt'l Be a small meal!!

KimCulver Oct 23, 2013

Chris: "What happends when a french is in you backyard?"

Teddy: "I'm French... okay..?"

Chris: "Your garbage cans are empty and you'r dog's pregnant!!"

**Chris and Gordie burst into laughter..!!

aaa5756 Mar 18, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2013

“Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.” -Anonymous

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2013

“Have you ever heard the song snow snow beautiful snow?”
“Why yes did you write that song?”
“No I shoveled it.” -Curly of the Three Stooges

Jul 15, 2012

Gordie: Do you think I'm weird?
Chris: Definitely.
Gordie: No man, seriously. Am I weird?
Chris: Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.
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Jul 15, 2012

Gordie: Suck my fat one, you cheap dime store hood.

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Nov 13, 2017

Steven King, boys looking for dead body. Rob Riner, Richard Dreyfus

Jul 15, 2012

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


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