Photo Gallery: Stand by Me Celebrates 28th AnniversarySnakkle talks exclusively with "Stand By Me" casting director Jane Jenkins and cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth about the iconic film 28 years later. By Anna Dimond
In the 1986 film Stand by Me, a writer recalls the life-changing journey he took one summer as a 12-year-old with a ragtag group of friends. On a sunny afternoon, the boys set out to find a missing bodyâ€”but as they trudge across fields, through forests, and along railroad tracks, they experience the kind of coming of age that can only arrive from deep talks, risk taking, and, well, looking for a dead kid. They return to town the next day a little older, a little wiser, and on their way to adulthood.
This year, the cinematic classic based on Stephen King's novella The Body celebrates its 25th anniversary. In Snakkle exclusive interviews, casting director Jane Jenkins and director of photography Thomas Del Ruth describe what an 11-year-old Jerry O'Connell was like at his audition, explain how a feeling of foreboding was achieved under a bright Oregon sun, and reflect on the loss of River Phoenix.