Stand by Me is among the most beloved movies of the 1980s, and also is still a fantastic, if a small heartbreaking, watch every these year later.

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Thanks come its brilliant '50s and also '60s soundtrack (including the title monitor of course) and also coming-of-age drama, Stand by Me tho holds up as a must-see movie.


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Directed by rob Reiner and based on Stephen King's novella The Body, the movie celebrates the 35th anniversary in 2021.

It also introduced us to a actors of young actors who would go on come star in countless iconic TV shows and also films. Here's a look earlier at what happened to lock next.

Jerry O'Connell (Vern)

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Jerry O'Connell (Vern). Picture: Columbia/Getty

Just over 10 year after starring as Vern in Stand by Me, Jerry O'Connell re-emerged as a hunk, starring together Quinn Mallory in sci-fi present Sliders.

His various other roles have consisted of Joe's Apartment, Jerry Maguire, Scream 2, Kangaroo Jack and also Crossing Jordan.

He has actually kept busy ever since, and also currently, Jerry voices command Jack Ransom ~ above the animated series Star Trek: reduced Decks.

In 2007, Jerry married actress and also former design Rebecca Romijn, and their twin girls were born in 2008.

Wil Wheaton (Gordie)

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Wil Wheaton (Gordie). Picture: Columbia/Getty

A few years after playing Gordie in Stand by Me, Wil landed his finest known role, Wesley Crusher top top Star Trek: The following Generation.

He likewise had duties in movies Toy Soldiers and Flubber the opposite Robin Williams. The has additionally had voice acting functions in Teen Titans and Ben 10.

He famoussly showed up regularly as a fictionalized variation of himself on The large Bang Theory, and also was the creator that the YouTube board game present TableTop.

River Phoenix (Chris)

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River Phoenix was the older brothers of numerous actor siblings, many famously Joker star Joaquin Phoenix.

Following his first major function in Stand through Me, the starred in a number of films including Running on empty (which earned that an Academy compensation nomination at 18) and My own Private Idaho. He additionally played a young Indiana Jones in The last Crusade.

River tragically passed away at the period of 23 from a combined drug overdose in West Hollywood in the early hours of Halloween, 1993. At the moment of his death, he was filming Dark Blood, i m sorry was lastly released incomplete 19 years later, in 2012.

Kiefer Sutherland (Ace)

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Kiefer Sutherland (Ace). Picture: Columbia/Getty

The child of renowned actor Donald Sutherland, this film was one of Kiefer's very first major roles.

Other film roles adhering to the film include The lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A couple of Good Men, The 3 Musketeers, Dark City, and Melancholia.

In 2001, Kiefer landed his most famed role, Jack Bauer in the activity TV collection 24, i beg your pardon he showed up in until 2014. Because that the role, he winner an Emmy Award, a gold Globe Award, two screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.

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More recently, he starred together President Tom Kirkman in Designated Survivor, and has released his very own music.