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Stand By Me

Rob Reiner's skillful adaptation of Stephen King's novella 'The Body' is an odyssey of exploration and self-identity as four boys endure a difficult two-day trip to find the body of a dead youth. The film moves freely from adolescent reminiscence to male bonding with standout performances from all the young actors, particularly River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton. Kiefer Sutherland turns in a scruffy, horrifying caricature of teenage nihilism and Richard Dreyfuss and John Cusack turn in cameo roles.

Year: 1986
Genre: Drama, Kate's Favourites, Best of the 1980s, Amy's Favourites, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Alice Members' Top 100, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Stephen King
Country: USA
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Richard Dreyfuss, Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman
Duration: 85 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
8.1/10
Location in store: Drama

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