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Stand By Me

  R HD Closed Captioning

Stephen King

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Plot Summary

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends--sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell)--are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss 'cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town's knife-welding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. Stand By Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, it is based on the novella 'The Body' by Stephen King.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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91%
  • Reviews Counted: 53
  • Fresh: 48
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Good luck choking back the tears, folks. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 28, 2011

Fresh: Scripters have written inspired dialog for this quartet of plucky boys at that hard-to-capture age when they're still young enough to get scared and yet old enough to want to sneak smokes and cuss. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It stands, sweet and strong, ribald, outrageous and funny, like its heroes themselves -- a bit gamy around the edges, perhaps, but pure and fine clear through. It's one of those treasures absolutely not to be missed. – Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times, Jun 26, 2013

Fresh: It's as effective in 2009 as it was upon its initial release, and the richness of its tapestry, densely woven from human emotions and character interaction, ensure it will never lose that relevance. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Mar 28, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Best movie ever made!

This is the best movie I have ever seen. I got it for Christmas and watched it twice every day for two weeks. It's a great "coming-of-age" film and anyone between the ages of 12-15 can relate to everything.

Absolutely Incredible

Excellent story line and acting by some great young actors including the amazing River Phoenix. It's a classic coming of age tale that never gets old and I've seen it numerous times now. It's such a shame that River Phoenix had to die had such a young age. It's awesome that this is on iTunes now but I just wish you could be able to buy it.

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OMG! iTunes HAS to let us buy this movie. basically its the best movie ever made! :]

Stand By Me
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1986

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