Stand by Me is the coming-of-age tale of four best friends on a mission to locate the dead body of fellow young boy. Based on Stephen King's novella The Body, the boys do more than find the lifeless corpse; they find themselves in the process as well.
In case you need a bit of a refresher, feel free to check out the heartfelt trailer below:
Their sweet dynamic and deep sense of brotherhood is incredibly heartwarming.
Wondering what the cast is up to now? I'll have you know these cuties have grown into handsome and talented men!
Wil Wheaton (Gordie Lachance)
Following: St. Elsewhere, Family Ties, Tales From the Crypt, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Flubber, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Invisible Man, Speechless..., StarTrek: Nemesis, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Naruto, Numb3rs, Legion of Super Heroes, Family Guy, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Guild, Leverage, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Robot Chicken, Teen Titans Go!, The Big Bang Theory, and The Grand Theft Auto games
Fun Fact: Funny enough, Wil's first big break in acting was in a Jell-O Pudding Pops commercial with Bill Cosby. Please ignore the crappy quality, as it is an old video.
Could he be any more adorable?
River Phoenix (Chris Chambers)
Following: The Mosquito Coast, Little Nikita, Running on Empty, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I Love You To Death, My Own Private Idaho, Dogfight, Sneakers, Silent Tongue, The Thing Called Love, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Dark Blood
Fun Fact: River Phoenix may have left us much too soon, but there is no denying the immense talent he possessed. He was also an incredible musician and played guitar and sang in the band Aleka's Attic with his sister, Rain. RIP River Phoenix.
Corey Feldman (Teddy Duchamp)
Following: The Lost Boys, License to Drive, The 'Burbs, Dream a Little Dream, Trying Times, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Edge of Honor, Rock 'n Roll High School Forever, Meatballs 4, The Magic Voyage, Married With Children, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Blown Away, Lipstick Camera, Last Resort, Maverick, Tales from the Crypt, Dweebs, Dream a Little Dream 2, Voodoo, Evil Obsession, Sliders, The Waterfront, Born Bad, The Million Dollar Kid, Lovesick, Bikini Bandits, The Guardian, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, The Birthday, Hooking Up, Splatter, Psych, Exposure, Zero Dark Dirty, The M Word, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series, Body High, Intrusion: Disconnected
Fun Fact: At the age of fifteen, Feldman was granted emancipation from his parents. He was worth $1 million.
Jerry O'Connell (Vern Tessio)
Following: The Room Upstairs, The Equalizer, Charles in Charge, My Secret Identity, Blue River, Jerry Maguire, Can't Hardly Wait, Scream 2, Sliders, Body Shots, Mission to Mars, Tomcats, Going to California, Buying the Cow, Kangaroo Jack, MADtv, Without a Trace, Fat Slags, Justice League, Lies & Alibis, Las Vegas, Ugly Betty, Crossing Jordan, The Batman, Do Not Disturb, Carpoolers, Samantha Who?, Obsessed, Eastwick, Piranha 3D, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Fish Hooks, Burning Love, Scary Movie 5, Satisfaction, We Are Men, Next Time on Lonny, Veronica Mars, Drunk History, The League, The Librarians, Workaholics, Infinite Crisis
Fun Fact: Jerry O'Connell attended the prestigious college New York University and graduated in 1995 from the Film and Television program. What a smartie pants!