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Stand by Me
Stand By Me 1986 American Theatrical Release Poster.jpg
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Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by
  • Bruce A. Evans
  • Raynold Gideon
  • Andrew Scheinman
Screenplay by
  • Bruce A. Evans
  • Raynold Gideon
Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Cinematography Thomas Del Ruth
Editing by Robert Leighton
Studio Act III Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 8, 1986 (1986-08-08) (limited)
August 22, 1986 (1986-08-22) (wide)
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7.5-8 million
Money made $52.3 million

Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming-of-age film directed by Rob Reiner and based on Stephen King's 1982 novella The Body, with a title derived from Ben E. King's song. The film stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and Kiefer Sutherland. In Stand by Me, four boys in 1959 Castle Rock, Oregon, go on a hike to find the dead body of a missing boy.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and two Golden Globe Awards: one for Best Drama Motion Picture and one for Best Director.

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