Things I Like: Stand By Me (1986 Film)

Stand by me 1986 movie poster

A few years ago my mom told me to go watch Stand By Me. She loved the movie when she was younger, and I later found out it was actually based on a Stephen King novel. One of the couple movies that don’t make that fact apparent. Another one being The Green Mile.

Wil Wheaton Stand by me 1986 movie

The story sets off with four friends who go out on an adventure due to a dare. They do it mainly for the chance to become local heroes.

Stand by me 1986 movie

But instead their small journey allows each kid of the group to grow up in his own way.

Kiefer Sutherland Stand by me 1986 movie

I’ve never read the novel it’s based on, so I can’t say how they compare. But I hear it’s pretty faithful, and just shows how great King is on variety. His name is usually synonymous with horror movies, but true fans know why his work is different and better than stuff like Friday the 13th or Scream.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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