The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 23):
58. “Stand By Me” (1986)
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Wil Wheaton—Gordie Lachance
River Phoenix—Chris Chambers
Corey Frldman—Teddy Duchamp
Jerry O’Connell—Vern Tessio
Kiefer Sutherland—Ace Merill
Casey Siemaszko--Billy Tessio
Richard Dreyfuss—The Writer
John Cusack—Denny Lachance (Gordie Brother)
Facts about the this movie:
*Opening Weekend: $242,795 (16 Screens)
*”The Writer” was a hard part to fill. Reiner looked at few people (David Dukes and Michael Mckean) before they got to Richard Dreyfuss.
*The actress pictured on the cover of the vintage movie magazine is Elizbeth McGvern which was engaged to Rob Reiner at the time.
*To keep into character while off –Camera Kiefer Sutherland would pick on Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Frldman and Jerry O’Connell.
*Movie based on a short story called “The Body” by Stephen King.
*The originally title was “The Body”.
*This is was Jerry O’Connell’s motion picture debut. Thanks Reiner.
*River Phoenix auditioned for the Gordie Lachance part, but Reiner thought he would be better for Teddy.
Why I Picked this movie #58:
2. A Rob Reiner movie from the 1980’s.
3. Awesome cast.
4. Great dialog.
5. Movie with a great big heart.
6. The best Stephen King adapted to movie from the 1980’s and no “The Shining” is not better.
7. It has a dead body in it.
8. It pulls you into the 1950’s with the music, set, dialog and feel.
9. It shows how life can be as a kid no matter if it was good or bad.
10. One of the best bromance movie made.
11. A great look at seeing death as a teenager and trying to understanding it.
12. Awesome coming of age movie.
13. It also does a good job at showing how bad a parents can mess-up there own kids.
First time seeing it:
Was it on VHS one summer day.