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Has it really been 25 years?

Has it really been 25 years I heard my inner voice ask yesterday when NPR highlighted the quarter of a century anniversary of Stand by Me, the classic film adaptation of a Stephen King short story that starred a young River Phoenix. I find myself often uttering those words more and more. A true sign of aging I suppose.

But anyway, back to the movie. Rob Reiner of All in the Family fame directed this tale of a group of young high school boys who venture out into the wild Oregon mountains in search of a missing body, presumably that of a local boy who had died. What they ultimately learn is that family relations are complex, growing up can be difficult and that the friendships that they develop during the teenage years can last a very long time. Check out this classic 80’s coming of age tale.

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Stand by me
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Has it really been 25 years?

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Has it really been 25 years I heard my inner voice ask yesterday when NPR highlighted the quarter of a century anniversary of Stand by Me, the classic film adaptation of a Stephen King short story that starred a young River Phoenix. I find myself often uttering those words more and more. A true sign of aging I suppose.

But anyway, back to the movie. Rob Reiner of All in the Family fame directed this tale of a group of young high school boys who venture out into the wild Oregon mountains in search of a missing body, presumably that of a local boy who had died. What they ultimately learn is that family relations are complex, growing up can be difficult and that the friendships that they develop during the teenage years can last a very long time. Check out this classic 80’s coming of age tale.

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Stand by me
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Posted by Ryan Gage at 08/09/2011 08:35:46 AM | 


No - it can't have been 25 years! I still remember seeing this movie in the theatre.
It was my first summer living in Washington,DC. It was so hot and humid, it felt like you were wearing saran wrap when you stepped outside - kinda like how it's been this summer here. We went to a matinee to escape the heat, and when we came out of the theatre, I'd gotten so wrapped up in the story, I was shocked by the heat and the brightness. In my mind, we were walking down railroad tracks,running from mean dogs, and camping in the cool, green woods.
Posted by: Christine H. ( Email ) at 8/10/2011 3:07 PM


brings back so much nostalgia...love this movie
Posted by: Matt S ( Email ) at 8/10/2011 8:24 PM


Haven't seen this in a while got to pick it up
Posted by: blu cig ( Email ) at 10/14/2011 11:48 AM


Time flies... but the story and the movie stay the same, authentic, a real nostalgia of a lost time.

Brilliant movie !
Posted by: Stephen King ( Email ) at 11/3/2011 5:42 PM


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