Based on Stephen King’s short story “The Body”, Stand By Me tells the tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer who looks back on his preteen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead. The stakes are upped when the bad kids in town are closely tailing – and it becomes a race to see who’ll be able to recover the body first. —IMDb
The successful director of movies that run the gamut of styles from This is Spinal Tap and The Sure Thing to Stand By Me, Misery and A Few Good Men, Rob Reiner has also produced, written and acted in a great many of the most popular films of the past two decades. But it was in his Emmy award-winning portrayal of Michael “Meathead” Stivic, in the CBS comedy series All in the Family (1971-1979), that Reiner made himself a household name.
Reiner was born March 6, 1947, in the Bronx, NY, to comedian Carl Reiner and actress/singer Estelle Reiner. Rob’s first large-screen acting role was in his father’s film Enter Laughing (1967). He had a series of guest roles in television series like The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Gomer Pyle and The Beverly Hillbillies, and other small film roles in Where’s Poppa? (1970) and Summertree (1971), before he landed the part in All in the Family.
He co-wrote the first episode of the series Happy Days in 1974, and in 1978 he wrote and produced the romantic… read more
This film without fail brings overwhelming nostalgia. Every watch is different for me. I cannot help to sit and reminisce about my childhood, and this film only helps to devour the depths of my mind and pick out memories that I thought I'd forgotten about. Sure the film doesn't have the most intricate of storylines yet it nevertheless makes you feel good.
Rob Reiner est un vrai touche-à-tout. Après s’être essayé avec succès à la comédie romantique via le film Quand Harry rencontre Sally et au thriller limite horrifique avec le chef-d’oeuvre qu’est Misery… read review
Rarely does a film make me fall in love with the characters, have sympathy for them, and actually crave to see more out of them. Stand By Me is a must see, endearing film based on the novella by horror… read review