The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The Body" and was the ninth filmed story from the author. The film tells the story of a group of 10-year-old friends out on their own and the trials and tribulation they are confronted with along the journey.

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  1. Raynold Gideon


  2. Bruce A. Evans


  3. Stephen King


  4. Rob Reiner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Wil Wheaton

    Wil Wheaton

    Gordie Lachance

  2. River Phoenix

    River Phoenix

    Chris Chambers

  3. Corey Feldman

    Corey Feldman

    Teddy Duchamp

  4. Jerry O'Connell

    Jerry O'Connell

    Vern Tessio

  5. Kiefer Sutherland

    Kiefer Sutherland

    Ace Merrill

  6. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Gordon Lachance (Adult)

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $52,287,000.00

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Release Information

  • August 7, 1986
    R, Theatrical



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