|Stand by Me|
|Writer||Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans|
|Starring||Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell|
|59th Academy Awards|
Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King, the film takes its title from the Ben E. King song of the same name, which plays over the end credits.
A tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer who looks back on his preteen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead. The stakes are upped when the bad kids in town are closely tailing - and it becomes a race to see who'll be able to recover the body first.