Stand By Me: 30th Anniversary

Stand By Me

by Willow Green |
Published on

Thirty years ago Rob Reiner sent four boys on a journey along a railway line in rural Oregon in search of a dead body. In doing so, he created a modern classic.

Based on a novella by Stephen King, Stand By Me stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell as the quartet of 12 year olds who make the life-changing trip. King was so impressed with the final film, he claimed it was the first successful adaptation of any of his works. And, given the year it was released in, that includes films such as The Shining (which he famously hated) and Carrie. No small praise. And the film’s reputation has only grown since its mid-’80s release.

Empire will be screening the film in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

Cert: 15

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us