Stand By Me

Trivia: The scene with the leeches on Gordie was based on a real life experience that Stephen King had. Mr King has stated that he even has the scar to prove it.


Trivia: During the production of Stand By Me, director Rob Reiner did not want the film to be called The Body (the same name of the short story by Stephen King). He believed that if he did, people would confuse it with a documentary on body building, a porno film or another Stephen King horror novel. It was changed to Stand By Me because while thinking of a title, it was considered to be the least unpopular name.

Trivia: While filming the scene in which Ace takes Gordie's Yankees cap, Kiefer Sutherland's first instinct was to put it on, rather than hand it to Eyeball Chambers.

Trivia: While practising his lines, Jerry O'Connell was incredibly impressed that, as an 11-year old, he was being allowed to swear.

Trivia: While filming the scene in which Vern and Gordie are being chased by a train, director Rob Reiner couldn't get Jerry O'Connell and Wil Wheaton to look scared enough, so he proceeded to yell at them until they began to cry, then filmed the scene again.

Trivia: 237 is a number that appears in quite a few Stephen King stories. This explains why the boys get $2.37 when they add up their money.

Trivia: The name "Milo Pressman" was later used in the first season of Kiefer Sutherland's television series "24."

Trivia: Castle Rock is really called Brownsvillie town in Brownsvillie town, Oregon.

Trivia: The character of Ray Brauer is based on a real friend of Stephen King's who died in a motorcycle accident when he was about 20 years old. His name was Raymond Von Brauer, and his full name also appears in the Stephen King short story that this film is based on, titled: "The Body"


Trivia: The Railroad bridge is just north of Burney, CA.

Trivia: The leeches were real.

Trivia: In the book, Vern had been looking for his pennies for four years. It was shortened to nine months in the movie to be more realistic.

Trivia: In Stephen King's original short story, it's Chris who fires the threatening shot at the end. At the movie screening, King was not told that Gordy would be firing the gun, but he ended up liking the movie's ending more.


Other mistake: Teddy's hair changes in every shot after being dunked in the swamp. The strap to his bag disappears and reappears as well.

More mistakes in Stand By Me

[Gordie is dreaming about Denny's funeral.]
Mr. LaChance: It should have been you Gordon.

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Question: What does Teddy mean when he says to Vern "did your mother have any kids who lived?"

Answer: Teddy's making a joking but also insulting remark to Vern. He has a rather low opinion of his capabilities and intelligence.

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