Stand by Me

Synopsis: It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. After learning of the general 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.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

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I was 12 going on 13|the first time I saw a dead human being.

It happened in the summer of 1959...

... a long time ago...

... but only if you measure it|in terms of years.

I was living in a small town in Oregon|called Castle Rock.

There were only 1,281 people,|but to me it was the whole world.

It's the Bossman Bob Cormier.|It's a beautiful Friday morning in Portland.

It's 90 KLAM degrees and getting hotter.

Up the ladder with another platter.|It's Bobby Day with "Rockin' Robin"...

... it's boss.

How do you know a Frenchman's been|in your backyard?

I'm French, okay.

Your garbage cans are empty|and your dog's pregnant.

Didn't I just say I was French?

- I knock.|- Shit.



Piss up a rope.

Gordie's out, OI' Gordie just bit the bag|and stepped out the door.

Come on, man, deal.

Teddy Duchamp was the craziest guy|we hung around with.

He didn't have much of a chance in life.

His dad was given to fits of rage.

One time he held Teddy's ear to a stove|and almost burned it off.

I knock.

You four-eyed pile of shit.

The "pile of shit" has 1,000 eyes.


What's so funny?|I got thirty, what have you got?


Go ahead, keep laughing.

You're down to your ride, pal.

Chris Chambers was the leader of our gang|and my best friend.

He came from a bad family|and everyone just knew he'd turn out bad.

Including Chris.

That's not the secret knock.

I forgot the secret knock. Let me in.


Come on, you guys, open up.

Man, you guys are not going|to believe this. This is so boss.

Wait till you hear this.

You won't believe it. It's unbelievable.

Let me catch my breath. I ran all the way|from my house.

"I ran all the way home"

Come on. Listen to me, this is boss.

"Just to say I'm sorry"

Okay, forget it.|I don't have to tell you nothin'.

Hold on, you guys. Hold on.|What is it, man?

Great, you won't believe this, sincerely.

"I ran all the way home"

Screw you guys. Forget it.

What is it?

Can you camp out tonight?

I mean, if you tell your folks|we're gonna tent out in my backfield?

I think so.

Except my dad's kind of on a mean streak.|He's been drinking a lot lately.

You got to. Sincerely,|you won't believe this. Can you, Gordie?

Yeah, probably.

So what are you pissing and moaning|about Vern-O?

- I knock.|- What?

You liar! You ain't got no pat hand.

You didn't deal yourself no pat hand.

Make your draw, shitheap.

You guys want to go see a dead body?

I was under the porch digging, you know?

We all understood|what Vern meant right away.

At the beginning of the school year|he had buried a jar of pennies...

... underneath his house.

He drew a treasure map|so he could find them again.

A week later his mom cleaned out|his room and threw away the map.

Vern had been trying to find those pennies|for nine months...

... nine months, man.

You didn't know whether laugh or cry.

Jesus, Billy, we gotta do something.

Why? Who cares?

- We saw him.|- So?

It's nothin' to us. The kid's dead|so it's nothin' to him, neither.

And who gives a shit if they ever find him?|I don't.

It's that kid they're talking about|on the radio.

Brocker or Brower or Flowers,|whatever his name is.

The train must have hit him.

Big fucking deal.

We had all followed|the Ray Brower story closely...

... since he was a kid our age.

Three days before, he left to pick|blueberries and nobody'd seen him since.

I think we should tell the cops.

You don't go squawking to the cops|after you boosted a car.

They'll want to know how we got way out|on Back Harlow Road.

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