Stand by me

Stand by me is a 1986 American coming of age drama comedy film directed by Rob Reiner. Based on the novel The Body by Stephen King, the title is derived from the Ben E. King song of the same name, which plays over the end credits. It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are best friends. After finding out of the location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right. In 1987, following the success of Stand by Me, Rob Reiner co-founded a movie and television production company and named it Castle Rock Entertainment after the fictional setting of the story. On July 24, 2010, a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the filming of Stand by Me was held in Brownsville, Oregon. The event included a cast and crew Q&A session, an amateur blueberry pie eating contest, and an outdoor showing of the film.

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