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Stephen King On Screen

Stand By Me

Rob Reiner’s acclaimed coming-of-age movie showed that King could write poignant drama as well as horror.

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Photograph: Columbia Pictures Industries Inc

USA 1986
Dir Rob Reiner
With Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell
89min
Digital
Certificate 15

The first non-horror King adaptation, Rob Reiner’s wistful coming-of-age movie came as a surprise to many expecting another tale of terror. Yet this much-loved account of four young boys on a journey to locate the dead body of a missing local still displays many recognisable King tropes – the small-town setting, a writer protagonist, and a fascination with mortality, to name but a few.


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