STAND BY ME launched the careers of a generation of young actors. Sensitively adapted by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans from Stephen King?s novella, ?The Body? (the two were Oscar-nominated for their work) this brief but mighty film about a group of young boys who venture into the woods to find a dead body is an intensely moving ode to friendship brought to life with grit and authenticity by director Rob Reiner. Continuing the eternally-underrated Reiner?s streak of all-time classics, STAND BY ME stands tall as one of the finest coming-of-age stories ever put on film.
Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans are a screenwriting team best known for their Oscar-nominated work on STAND BY ME. They also wrote STARMAN, MADE IN HEAVEN, KUFFS (Evans directed), JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE, and MR. BROOKS (Evans directed), among others.