Stand by Me (1986)
The Writer: [voiceover] I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world.
"Despite their individual weaknesses, these boys share within the group a feeling of strength and safety that bonds them together. As they bravely set out along the railroad tracks to find the body of a missing boy their own age, the journey begins innocently with a dream of becoming town heroes, but before it is over, Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern will be tested in ways they had never imagined.
By the time they eventually return to Castle Rock, it is more clear what
the future holds for each of these boys. Teddy and Vern, unchanged by the experience, are likely destined to stay in Castle Rock. As adults, they probably won't be much different from the boys they are in 1959.
Chris, sharing new-found strength with Gordie, is helped by his special friend to believe in his own potential for success. He will go on to college, eventually becoming a lawyer.
Gordie, through Chris' friendship and belief in him, begins to accept himself. Returning home, he will see that nothing in Castle Rock, or anywhere, will be quite the same again. For him, the trip becomes an odyssey of self-discovery, charting a pathway that will lead Gordie to becoming a highly successful popular writer.
Then, years later, he will tell this story ..."
Director: Rob Reiner
Writers: Stephen King
And Lardass just sat back and enjoyed what he'd created-a complete and total barf-o-rama!