Thirty years ago Rob Reiner sent four boys on a journey along a railway line in rural Oregon in search of a dead body. In doing so, he created a modern classic.
Based on a novella by Stephen King, Stand By Me stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell as the quartet of 12 year olds who make the life-changing trip. King was so impressed with the final film, he claimed it was the first successful adaptation of any of his works. And, given the year it was released in, that includes films such as The Shining (which he famously hated) and Carrie. No small praise. And the film’s reputation has only grown since its mid-’80s release.
Empire will be screening the film in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
This event takes place at 12.30-2.30pm on Saturday, 24 September.