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Stand by Me

  • Film

Time Out says

In Reiner's superior slice of teen nostalgia, Dreyfuss is the now middle-aged writer, looking back at the dear dead days beyond recall when he and a group of young friends ventured into the local woods where they believed a corpse was buried. Based on an (apparently) semi-autobiographical story by Stephen King, the film covers similar territory to countless other rites-of-passage dramas. The Ben E King theme song and all the imagery of tousled adolescents preening themselves like miniature James Deans rekindle memories of old jeans commercials, but the film is so well-observed and so energetically acted by its young cast that mawkishness is kept at bay.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Rob Reiner
  • Screenwriter:Raynold Gideon, Bruce Evans
  • Cast:
    • Jerry O'Connell
    • Kiefer Sutherland
    • River Phoenix
    • John Cusack
    • Richard Dreyfuss
    • Casey Siemaszko
    • Corey Feldman
    • Wil Wheaton
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