Although it was released in the ’80s, Stand By Me is still a fascinating and sometimes disastrous look back on the decade that it was made. Stand By Me actually maintains up as a classic film because of its wonderful soundtrack from the 1950s and 1960s (including the title track, of course) and the shifting show.
Rob Reiner and Stephen King’s novella, The Body, inspired the film’s 35th-anniversary commemoration.
It also introduced us to a group of young actors that could go on to feature in a number of popular television shows and movies. Here’s a look back at what happened after that.
Corey Feldman (Teddy)
Corey Feldman had already made a name for himself as a promising young actor in films like Friday the Thirteenth: The Final Chapter, Gremlins, and The Goonies prior to the release of Stand By Me.
He and Corey Haim, with whom he appeared in The Lost Boys, became known as “The Two Coreys.”
Corey’s Hollywood career stagnated in the 1990s as he became addicted to drugs on a regular basis.
However, since then, he has been in a variety of small film and television roles, as well as in unscripted television series. For the first time ever, he appeared in Dancing on Ice in the United Kingdom in 2012.
As a result, he is well-known for his closeness to Michael Jackson, who he refers to as “a beloved comrade” at numerous events.
He tweeted: “I stand with all casualties. Anyway, that won’t ever nullify the times and memories we shared. Those were our encounters and keeping in mind that I was a survivor of the attack, my time with MJ was unadulterated and honest, and that is the individual I decide to remember.”
Jerry O’Connell (Vern)
A little more than ten years after appearing as Vern in Stand By Me, Jerry O’Connell made a comeback as a hottie in the science fiction series Sliders as Quinn Mallory.
Joe’s Apartment, Jerry Maguire, Scream 2, Kangaroo Jack, and Crossing Jordan were among the other projects he worked on.
Jerry has remained busy ever since, and he currently provides the voice of Commander Jack Ransom for the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Jerry married actress and former model Rebecca Romijn in 2007, and their twin daughters were born in 2008.
Wil Wheaton (Gordie)
After playing Gordie in Stand By Me, Wil played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was by far his most well-known role.
Alongside Robin Williams, he also appeared in the movies Toy Soldiers and Flubber. Additionally, he performed voices in Ben 10 and Teen Titans.
He is well-known for frequently appearing as a fictionalized version of himself on The Big Bang Theory and for creating the pre-produced game show TableTop on YouTube.
Stream Phoenix (Chris)
A few entertainer siblings, most notably Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, had a more established sibling named Stream Phoenix.
After his most enduringly significant performance in Stand by Me, he appeared in a number of films, including Running for Empty (which earned him an Academy Award nomination at the age of 18) and My Own Private Idaho. The Last Crusade featured him as a young Indiana Jones as well.
Stream tragically passed away at the age of 23 from a combined pharmaceutical overdose in West Hollywood during the early morning hours on Halloween, 1993. He was working on Dark Blood when he passed away; it was finally released in pieces in 2012, 19 years after his death.
Kiefer Sutherland (Ace)
One of Kiefer Sutherland’s most enduring and important roles came in this movie, the offspring of renowned entertainer Donald Sutherland.
The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, The Three Musketeers, Dark City, and Melancholia are just a few of the movies that came out after the movie.
Kiefer took on his most well-known role in 2001 as Jack Bauer in the action TV series 24, which he continued to perform in until 2014. He received several honours for the work, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.
More recently, he played President Tom Kirkman in the television series Designated Survivor, and he has released his own songs.