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    Deleted Posted 3 years 17 days ago
    i loved this movie. i just whish they had of made it longer
    clanman Posted 3 years 10 months ago
    Another film that captures the wonder of childhood, get teary eyed when I watch it. Will never eat a blueberry pie ever!
    since97 Posted 4 years 4 months ago
    i saw this a year ago. corey feldman is so hot. i mean the young him
    Renthead Posted 4 years 9 months ago
    this is the film that started my obsession with River Phoenix
    superhumansamuri Posted 5 years 20 days ago
    i was watching this movie last night and its so good i love it,rob reiner is such a good director(who also directed misery which is another stephen king story)but i have always loved this movie sence i was a kid "chopper sick balls" lol
    ShadowGnu Posted 5 years 3 months ago
    LardA$$! LardA$$! LardA$$! LardA$$! LardA$$! LardA$$!
    Nesysli Posted 5 years 4 months ago
    Freakin awesome movie!
    superbrittany Posted 6 years 1 month ago
    I love this movie but it is a little bit odd and sad in a way. I wanna watch it now. The pie eatting contest is so gross!
    jo8196 Posted 6 years 2 months ago
    Teddy DuChamp ROCKS!
    animefan123 Posted 6 years 4 months ago
    This is by far, a awesome movie!
    Backfromthedead Posted 6 years 8 months ago
    LARDASS! omg that was the best and sickest part of them all!
    rewf87650 Posted 6 years 10 months ago
    This reminds me of the adventures I had. This movie is great.
    BEOWULF THE AVATAR Posted 6 years 11 months ago
    NONE BETTER,I GREW UP WITH FRIENDS JUST LIKE GORDY,CHRIS,VERN AND TEDDY.THE SANDLOT IS GREAT MOVIE ALSO.
    adm10 Posted 6 years 11 months ago
    Favorite scene is with the barf-o-rama...Lard Ass!
    KidTVisDead Posted 7 years 4 months ago
    Love it...!
    angelbaby Posted 7 years 9 months ago
    I love Stand By Me. I thought Chris Chambers was the cutest bad ass boy in the whole movie.
    sweetjemmy Posted 7 years 10 months ago
    This is my favourite movie of all time, its a great timeless story. River Phoenix RIP.
    afterneath34 Posted 7 years 11 months ago
    This was the first "R" rated movie I ever saw at the movie theater. I was only 14, and my parents took me. Wonderful movie.
    verno Posted 8 years 1 month ago
    STAND BY ME


    Screenplay by

    RAYNOLD GIDEON & BRUCE A. EVANS





    Based on the short story "THE BODY"

    by

    STEPHEN KING







    Draft Revised
    April 30, 1985



    FADE IN:

    BLACK SCREEN. The title "THE BODY" DISSOLVES UP IN WHITE LETTERS.



    FADE IN:



    1 EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - LATE AFTERNOON 1



    FADE OUT:



    A hard autumn RAIN POUNDS a Morris Minor parked on the shoulder.
    THROUGH the water-streaked WINDOWS, we see a blurred image of GORDON
    LACHANCE, 37 , slumped down in the seat staring straight ahead.



    2 INT. MORRIS MINOR - LATE. AFTERNOON 2

    Lying on the dash is a crumpled copy of The Oregonian folded open to a
    story whose headline reads "Local Attorney Fatally Stabbed in
    Restaurant." Outside, a yellow school bus drops off a young boy.


    Gordon watches as the buss drives off and the young boy, 12, yanks his
    jacket up over his head and runs up the hill toward his house. THROUGH
    THE WINDSHIELD we MOVE in on Gordon's face.




    FADE IN:



    NARRATOR (V.O)
    (the adult voice Of
    Gordon Lachance)
    In all of our lives there's a fall
    from innocence. A time after
    which we are never the same.



    FADE OUT:



    3 EXT. CASTLE ROCK (A BLUE-COLLAR MILL TOWN) - MORNING 3

    It's 7:30 and already hot. "BIRDDOG" by The Everly Brothers BLEEDS IN
    ON THE SOUNDTRACK. The twelve-year old GORDON LACHANCE, dark hair, sweet
    face, walks across the shady common. Temporary platforms have been
    erected and a banner over them advertises the Castle Rock "Labor Day"
    picnic.



    NARRATOR (V.O.)
    I was twelve going on thirteen when I first saw a
    dead human being.


    Gordon kicks a can down a tired looking street.

    NARRATOR (V.O.)
    (continuing)
    It happened in 1960, a long time ago... although sometimes it doesn't
    seem that long to me.



    Gordie enters a vacant lot where a treehouse made of scavenged planks
    swelter in the lower branches of an ancient elm.




    4 INT. TREEHOUSE - MORNING 4

    CHRIS CHAMBERS (12), good looking, dirty blond, all American, with a
    fading black eye, sits across a ratty card table from Gordie. Between
    them, TEDDY DUCHAMP (12), coke-bottle glasses and hair much longer than
    either of them, draws a card from a stack and discards one in his hand.



    CHRIS
    How do you know a Frenchman's been
    in your back yard?



    FREDDY
    Hey, I'm French, okay?



    CHRIS
    Your garbage cans are empty and
    your dog is pregnant.



    TEDDY
    Didn't I just say I was French?

    CHRIS
    I knock.



    Gordie draws and gets nothing belpful. Teddy draws.

    CHRIS
    (continuing; laying
    down diamonds)
    Twenty-nine.



    TEDDY
    (thinking he's lost)
    Twenty-two.



    GORDIE
    (slams his cards on the table)
    Piss up a rope.


    TEDOY
    (bugles)
    Gordie's out. Ole' Gordie just bit the bag and stepped out the
    door. Eee-eee-eee ...


    His laugh sounds like a rusty nail being hauled out a rotten board.
    Teddy scratches the back of his head and we get a glimpse of a
    flesh-colored hearing aid stuck into an ear that looks like a lump of
    warm wax.



    NARRATOR (V.O.)
    (as Teddy deals)
    Teddy was the craziest guy we around with. His favorite sport was what he
    called "truck dodging." He'd run out in front of the big rigs on 196 and let them
    miss him by bare inches.



    Gordie leaves the table and picks up a "Master
    Detective" to read. Chris draws and discards.



    TEDDY
    I knock -

    CHRIS
    You four-eyed pile of shit.

    TEDDY
    (gravely)
    The pile of shit has a thousand
    eyes.



    Gordie and Chris look at each other and crack up.



    TEDDY
    (continuing; looks
    at them quizzically)
    what?... what's so funny?... Come
    on, I got thirty. What have you
    got?


    CHRIS
    (laughing)
    Sixteen.



    TEDDY
    Go ahead. Keep laughing. You're down to your ride, pal. Ccme on. Let's
    go.



    Still grinning, Chris starts to shuffle.



    NARRATOR (V.O.)
    Chris was the leader of our gang, and my best friend. He came from a
    bad family and everybody thought he would turn out bad... including
    Chris.

    We hear SOMEONE COMING FAST UP THE LADDER nailed to the side of the
    elm. Chris stops dealing. A FIST RAPS on the underside of the
    trapdoor.

    CHRIS
    Who goes?

    VOICE
    (excited and out
    of breath)
    Vern.

    Gordie pulls the bolt. The TRAPDOOR BANGS UP and VERN TESSIO, another
    twelve-year-old, raises himself into the clubhouse. He's sweating
    buckets and his hair, which he usually keeps combed in a perfect
    imitation of his rock and roll idol, Bobby Rydell, is plastered to his
    bullet head in chunks and strings.

    VERN
    (panting)
    Wow, man! wait'll you hear this.

    Chris and Teddy continue to play cards.

    GORDIE
    Hear what?

    VERN
    (breathing heavily)
    Lemma get my breath. I ran all
    the way from my house.

    TEDDY
    (Little Anthony
    falsetto)
    I ran all the way home ...

    CHRIS & GORDIE
    (raggedly begin to harmonize with him)
    Just to say I'm soh-ree ...

    TEDDY
    What can I say...


    CHRIS & GORDIE
    I ran all the way... yay, yay, yay.-.

    VERN
    (trying to override
    them)
    Come on, you guys ... Listen to
    me... This is boss. Come on...

    Teddy, Chris, and Gordis continue to sing.

    VERN
    (continuing)
    Okay. Okay. Forget it. I don't
    have to tell you nuthin'...

    CHRIS
    Alright, Vern, what is it?

    VERN
    Okay, great. You won't believe
    this. Sincerely. I...

    TEDDY, CHRIS & GORDIE
    (interrupting, singing
    again)
    I ran all the way home...

    VERN
    Screw you guys.

    CHRIS
    No, no, no. What is it?

    VERN
    Can you guys camp out tonight? I mean if you tell your folks we're
    gonna tent out in my back field@

    CHRIS
    (begins to deal again)
    Yeah, I guess so. But my dad's on
    a mean streak.
    (taps his black eye)
    Drinkin', you know.

    VERN
    You got to, man. Sincerely. You won't believe this. Can you, Gordie?

    GORDIE
    Yeah probably.

    TEDDY
    So what are you pissing and moaning about, Vern-O?

    CHRIS
    I knock.

    TEDDY
    What?!! You liar! You ain't got no pat hand! You didn't deal yourself
    no pat hand.

    CHRIS
    (smirks)
    Make your draw, shitheap.

    Teddy reaches for the top card on the pile of bikes. Chris reaches for
    his smoke on the ledge behind him. Gordie bends over to pick up his
    detective magazine.

    VERN
    You guys want to go see a dead
    body.

    Everybody stops and looks at Vern.

    VERN
    (continuing)
    I was under the porch digging, you
    know.

    NARRATOR (V.0.)
    We all understood what Vern meant
    right away.

    DISSOLVE TO:


    5 EXT. TESSIO HOUSE - EARLIER THAT MORNING 5

    The front porch runs the length of the house -probably forty feet long
    and seven feet wide. As the Narrator talks, we MOVE TOWARD a =all door
    in the lattice-work skirt that fences the underside of the
    porch.

    NARRATOR (V.0.)
    When Vern was eight he buried a quart jar of pennies under his porch.
    He drew a treasure map so he coula find them agaii. A week later his mom
    cleaned out his room and threw away his map.

    OUR VIEW at the small doorway and we...

    CUT TO:

    6 UNDER THE PORCH 6

    The ground looks like a prairie dog city with its little holes and
    mounds of earth. Halfway toward the other end the twelve-year-old Vern
    is digging obsessively with a short haidle hoe.

    NARRATOR (V.O.)
    Vern had been trying to find those pennies for four years. Four years,
    man. You didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

    The SCREEN DOOR SLAMS open above him and Vern freezes in midstroke.
    TWO PAIRS OF FOOTSTEPS cross the porch. Carefully Vern moves his
    eyeballs to look through a crack in the boards. it , a his brother BILLY
    and his juvenile delinquent friend, CHARLIE HOGAN -- both sixteen.


    BILLY
    (in a travelling, cry-baby voice)
    Jesus Christ, Billy, we gotta do something.

    BILLY
    Why? Who says?

    INTERCUT under porch and exterior porch.

    CHARLIE
    But we saw him.

    BILLY
    So? It's nothin' to us. The kid's dead so it's nuthin' to him,
    neither. Who gives a shit if they ever find him? I don't. And the
    girls didn't see him.

    CHARLIE
    But it was that kid they been talking about on the radio.

    Vern's head snaps around and he tries to get a look at them through the
    lattice work.

    CHARLIE
    (continuing)
    Brocker, Brower, Flowers, whatever his name is. Train must have 'hit
    him.

    BILLY
    So?

    We had all followed the Ray Brower story closely because he was a kid our age.
    Three days before he'd gone out to pick blueberries and nobody'd seen, or heard from him since.

    Billy lights a cigarette and flicks the match into the gravel
    driveway. Vern doesn't want to miss any of this and begins to creep a
    little closer to the steps.

    CHARLIE
    I think we should tell the cops.

    BILLY
    You don't go squawking to the cops after you boosted a car. They'd
    want to know how we got way the hell out an the Back Harlow Road. They
    know we ain't got no car. It's better if we just keep our mouths shut.
    Then they can't touch us.

    CHARLIE
    We could make a nornamus call.

    BILLY
    They trace those calls, stupid. I
    seen it on Highway Patrol and Dragnet.

    Yeah, right. I wish we'd never boosted that goddamned Dodge. If Ace'd
    been with us, we could have told the cops we was in his car.

    BILLY
    (tosses cigarette
    butt away)
    Well, he wasn't.

    CHARLIE
    We gonna tell him?

    BILLY
    We ain't gonna tell nobody.
    nobody never. You dig me?

    CHARLIE
    Christ Jesus, I wish we never
    boosted that goddamned Dodge.

    BILLY
    Aw, shut up and come on.

    TWO pairs of legs clad in tight, wash-faded jeans, two
    pairs of feet in black engineer boots with side
    buckles, come down the steps and 'keep going.


    7 INT. TREEBOUSE - MORNING 7

    The boys' positions around Vern have changed. They're
    all sitting facing him now.

    TEDDY
    I know the Back Harlow Road. It
    comes to a dead end by the Royal
    River. The train tracks are right
    there. Me and my dad used to fish
    for cossies out there.

    CHRIS
    If they'd known you were under
    there, they would have killed you.

    Everybody nods in agreement. Then the idea begins to
    take hold.

    GORDIE
    (musing)
    Could he have gotten all the way
    from Chamerlain to Harlow? That's
    twenty or thirty miles.

    CHRIS
    I think so. He musta started
    walking on the train tracks and
    followed them the whole way.

    TEDDY
    Yeah. And after dark a train must
    have come along and...
    (drives his right
    fist into his
    left arm)
    ... el smacko.

    CHRIS
    Yeah. I bet you anything it we
    find him we'll get our pictures in
    the paper.

    VERN
    (shocked)
    huh?!

    TEDDY
    Yeah! We could even be on TV.

    CHRIS
    Sure. If we can find the body and
    report it, we'll be an the news.

    TEDDY
    We'll be heroes.

    VERN
    I dunno. Billy will know where I
    found out.

    TEDDY
    He won't care. Because it'll be us guys that find that kid, not Billy
    and Charlie Hogan in a boosted car. They'll probably pin a medal on
    you.

    VERN
    Yeah? Yeah, you think so?!

    GORDIE
    Sure.

    VERN
    But what will we tell our folks?

    GORDIE
    Just what you said. We all tell our folks we're tenting in your back
    yard, and you tell your folks you're sleeping over at Teddy's. And
    that the next morning we're all going over to hang out at the drag
    races. We're rock solid 'til dinner tomorrow night.

    VERN
    But if we find that kid's body over in South Barlow, they'll know we
    didn't go to the drag races. We'll get hided.

    GORDIE
    No, we won't. Everybody'll be so
    excited about what we found.

    CHRIS
    Yeah
    (thinks about it)
    My dad'Il hide me, anyway. Hell, it's worth a hiding. Let's do it.
    What do you say, Gordie?

    GORDIE
    Sure.

    CHRIS
    Vern?

    VERN
    I don't know.

    BOYS
    Vern... Vern-o ... Come on, it'll
    be great.

    VERN
    Yeah, okay.

    TEDDY
    (shoots his fist
    in the air)
    Too Cool!


    LACHANCE HOUSE - DAY

    We PUSH IN on an upstairs window and see Gordie moving back and forth
    in the room.

    NARRATOR (V.O.)
    Our plans were set and we all went about the business of preparing for
    the trip.

    CUT TO:


    9 INT. GORDIE'S ROOM - MIDDAY 9

    With a hot dog wrapped in Wonder Bread stuck in his mouth, Gardie is
    getting ready for his trip. He Pulls two blankets out of a drawer and
    throws them an the bed. With his hands free he tries to take another
    bite off the hot dog only to have it squirt out onto the floor.

    Casually, he picks it up, blows the lint off, and sticks it back in his
    mouth. He straightens a sheaf of handwritten pages, the title of which is
    "The Secret of the Living Dead" by Gordon Lachance.

    He hears FOOTSTEPS coming down the hall and ',hides the pages under a
    stack of comic books.

    Gordie's FATHER, a tall, stooped man with a tired face and gray hair,
    walking aimlessly down the hall, glances into Gordie's room. There's an
    awkward pause.

    GORDIE
    (trying to make
    contact)
    You want a Rollo, Dad?

    FATHER
    No...

    The Father continues down the hall. After a beat, Gordie collects all
    the loose change and a watch off the top of the dresser and puts them in
    his pocket.

    CUT TO:

    10 INT. TEDDY'S ROOM - MIDDAY 10

    There's an Army recruiting poster above his bad. Child-like crayon
    drawings of battle scenes decorate another wall. There's a faded 8X10
    of his father as a young man in combat gear propped up an the dresser.
    Cheap plastic models of planes, tanks and ships litter the room.
    Teddy takes a set of dog tags off his father's picture and pulls them over his head. Humming
    the Marine hymn Teddy puts on a cut-down battle blouse and tucks it
    into a pair of fatigue pants.

    TEDDY
    (looking at himself
    in the mirror)
    Too cool.

    He turns around and searches the floor for a helmet liner. When he
    finds it he scoops it up and returns to the mirror to put it on. He
    picks up a web belt with a canteen hooked onto it and buckles it around
    his waist.

    TEDDY
    (continuing)
    Ahh... Too cool!

    He increases the volume of the Marine hymn as he goes to the closet and
    drags out a full-length greatcoat. He comes back to the mirror and
    struggles into it.

    TEDDY
    (continuing)
    Too cool ...
    (after a Pause, feeling the
    weight of the jacket)
    Too hot.

    He starts to take it off.

    CUT TO:

    11 INT. CHRIS' ROOM - MIDDAY 11

    While his FATHER, unshaven, 40's, snores bare-assed on a filthy bed
    surrounded by empty wine battles, Chris is very carefully pulling Winstons out of a
    dresser.

    CUT TO:

    12 INT. KITCHEN - VERN'S HOUSE - MIDDAY 12

    Vern is sitting alone at the kitchen table shoveling Spaghetti-O'S into
    his mouth. Anxious to leave, he gets up from the table.

    VERN
    Bye, Ma, see you tomorrow.

    MOTHER (O.S)
    Vern, You're not going anywhere until you finish
    everything on that plate.

    Vern, with half a plate still in front of him, is
    momentarily stopped. He sees the open kitchen window.
    He picks up the plate and, with a flick of the wrist,
    launches the remainder of the Spaghetti-O's Out the window.

    VERN
    (setting down the now-empty plate)
    All finished, Ma.

    MOTHER (O.S.)
    (as Vern heads out)
    Okay, have a good time.
    verno Posted 8 years 1 month ago
    do u now what goofey is u guys cos i dont but i loved the movie iv seen it like 20 times i was so close tears
    DancePetunia Posted 8 years 2 months ago
    This movie is so classic. I love it so much. Vern, Teddy, Chris, and Gordie are all so amazing. The acting is immpeccable. I love it.
    iloverant Posted 8 years 3 months ago
    One of the greats of the 80's. Definitely had my first crush when I saw this movie.. except it wasn't River it was Will!
    kyabells Posted 8 years 3 months ago
    I love this movie mmmmmm.... a young River :)
    Nostalgiascape Posted 8 years 3 months ago
    One of the greatest movies of all time.
    MutantHockey16 Posted 8 years 3 months ago
    I have this on dvd, Great movie great memories!
    Dollierot Posted 8 years 5 months ago
    oh man id do anything to watch this movie again..ive been looking for the dv but i cant find it..i remember the part when they were on the railway track ..god i love this show so much
    Retroboi Posted 8 years 9 months ago
    Lollipop lollipop oh lolli lolli pop
    grizzly Posted 9 years 3 days ago
    This movie is awesome.
    kjb101791 Posted 9 years 2 months ago
    a night without armor in a savage land!
    kimsy520 Posted 9 years 4 months ago
    one of my all-time favorite movies :)
    Sexypunkrocker97 Posted 9 years 4 months ago
    Just saw this movie a couple weeks ago for the first time. Fell in
    Elijah_Wood_Fan Posted 9 years 8 months ago
    I watch this movie over and over again. I can quote almost the whole thing. This is one of my favorite movies.
    Trashley Posted 9 years 8 months ago
    I haven't seen this movie in years.