Fathom Events is celebrating the 35th anniversary of director Rob Reiner’s coming of age thriller Stand By Me with a limited run in select theaters nationwide on Sunday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 26th.
An adaptation of Stephen King‘s novella The Body, the film released in 1986 was a hit with both critics and viewers earning itself a cult status quickly. In fact, it’s one of this writer’s top 10 favorite films ever.
Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, and Kiefer Sutherland, the screenplay was written by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans.
Filled with humor and suspense, Stand By Me is the tale of four boys on a two-day journey. In a treehouse at the edge of Castle Rock, a small, woodsy Oregon town, a budding 12-year-old writer named Gordie LaChance (Wheaton) is about to begin an extraordinary trek into the heart of the northwestern forest, an experience that will alter the course of his life forever. His best friend Vern (O’Connell) has overheard his older brother and a friend talking about their discovery of a dead body in the woods. Hoping they can get credit for finding the body, Gordie sets off with insecure, frightened Vern, tough guy Chris (Phoenix), and daredevil Teddy (Feldman) on an adventure that becomes an odyssey of self-discovery. Their journey begins innocently with a dream of becoming town heroes, but before it is over, Gordie, Chris, Teddy, and Vern will be tested in ways they had never imagined.
This special 35th-anniversary event will also include the featurette Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me with Stephen King as he recalls what led him to write the stories of his childhood, how they impacted the development of the movie, and Rob Reiner as he reminisces about the casting of the four leads.
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