When asked to name the most popular coming of age film, many choose the classic Stand By Me. The 1986 film, which is beloved by the public, is based on the novella The Body by Stephen King. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director, as well as an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Twenty-five years after the film’s release, the cast of Stand By Me reunited to celebrate the movie’s anniversary including actors Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell and Corey Feldman, as well as director Rob Reiner and narrator Richard Dreyfuss. One actor who was not present was River Phoenix, who died in Los Angeles in 1993 at the age of 23.
To celebrate the film’s university – the film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.