Tom Cruise as "Maverick" in Top Gun (1986):
[to Cougar and Merlin while up in the air] Any of you boys seen an aircraft-carrier around here?
Stand By Me (1986) 15
Stand By Me - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it's the time that memories are made of.
Genres: Adventure | Drama
Released: 08 August 1986 (USA)
Length: 88 min
Rating: 8 out of 10 8 /10
  • One of the best coming-of-age stories ever made, about the power of friendship and loyalty. A timeless classic.
  • Probably one of the best collections of acting from pre-teen actors, especially River Phoenix defining himself as a future star, but who would unfortunatley pass away in 1993 just 7 years after this films release.
  • A great story based on the novel "The Body" wriiten by the master Stephen King that everyone can relate to from their childhood.
In a small, woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends - sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell) - are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. When they encounter the town's knife-wielding hoods, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. Based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King, Stand By Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experience of growing up.
The Writer
[last lines][typing on computer] I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?
Ace Merrill
Gordie Lachance
What are you gonna do? Shoot us all?No, Ace. Just you.
Vern Tessio
You guys wanna go see a dead body?
Vern Tessio
Teddy Duchamp
Ha-ha! You flinched! Two for flinching! Two for flinching!

[Teddy punches him twice in the arm]

...B-but... you flinched!I know. Two for flinching.
Gordie Lachance
Teddy Duchamp
Vern Tessio
Chris Chambers
Alright, alright, Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?If I could only have one food for the rest of my life? That's easy-Pez. Cherry-flavored Pez. No question about it.Goofy's a dog. He's definitely a dog.I knew the $64,000 question was fixed. There's no way anybody could know that much about opera!He can't be a dog. He drives a car and wears a hat.Wagon Train's a really cool show, but did you notice they never get anywhere? They just keep wagon training.Oh, God. That's weird. What the hell is Goofy?
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