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Summary Stand by Me's screenplay by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans is based on Stephen King's novella "The Body," a somewhat autobiographical account of an overnight hike by four Oregon youngsters to seek the body of a boy who had been struck by a train. [New York Times]

Stand by Me

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
75
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 141 User Ratings
8.5
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Summary Stand by Me's screenplay by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans is based on Stephen King's novella "The Body," a somewhat autobiographical account of an overnight hike by four Oregon youngsters to seek the body of a boy who had been struck by a train. [New York Times]

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Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
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80% Positive
16 Reviews
20% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 141 User Ratings
8.5
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6% Mixed
9 Ratings
2% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 141 User Ratings
8.5
91% Positive
129 Ratings
6% Mixed
9 Ratings
2% Negative
3 Ratings

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Production Company Columbia Pictures, Act III, Act III Communications, The Body
Release Date Aug 22, 1986
Duration 1 h 29 m
Rating R
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.
Golden Globes, USA
2 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
Film Independent Spirit Awards
3 Nominations