Over the course of the narrative, the adult Gordie recalls his first published story, Stud City , about the life of a simple man named Edward "Chico" May whose older brother also died. He has a girlfriend, Jane, who he does not have particularly strong feelings for.
Chico knows that his stepmother Virginia slept with his brother before he died, but he hesitates to tell his father about it. One day, Chico has a fight with his father over Virginia and leaves the house. Along the way, the boys trespass at the town dump and are chased by Chopper, the dump custodian Milo Pressman's dog. Teddy gets into a verbal skirmish with Milo when the latter insults Teddy's father.
Gordie and Vern are nearly run over by a train while crossing a trestle. While at a resting point, Gordie tells his friends another story, "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan", in which the titular Davie "Lard-Ass" Hogan exacts vengeance on the town locals for ridiculing his wide girth by downing a whole bottle of castor oil before engaging in the town's annual pie-eating contest and vomiting on the previous year's champion, which causes a chain reaction that nauseates the entire audience.
The next morning, the boys stumble upon a small pond and partake in a swim, but jump out in horror when they find that the pond is teeming with leeches. After a thunderstorm, the boys finally find the dead body, but Ace's gang arrives shortly after.
During an argument, Chris pulls the gun on the gang and forces them to leave, but Ace promises reprisals. Tired, depressed and fearing retaliation, the boys decide there is nothing more to be done with the body and return home. Subsequently, one of the gang members reports the body as an anonymous tip, and the gang members severely beat all four boys.
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Black History. Stand by Me , by Ben E. King is played when the credits roll at the end of the movie. Many people have noted that Stand By Me reminds them of Now and Then , in which four friends gather for the birth of a baby and reminisce about their childhood years together.
People have also likened Stand by Me to The Goonies , in which a group of friends who call themselves Goonies find a treasure map and go looking for it. Similar movies that deal somewhat with the coming-of-age theme include Sommersturm , in which two rowing buddies are forced to question their friendship when they meet some girls at summer camp, and Crazy , in which a handicapped boy switches schools and must face growing up.
There's also Mean Creek , in which a group of kids intent on exacting revenge on a bully come to see the bad kid in a new light. Finally, people have mentioned another Stephen King movie, It , in which a group of losers come together years later to battle their own childhood scars along with a supernatural creature that is threatening the complacent town of Derry, Maine. Some can also compare this movie to The Sandlot , in which a group of friends bond over their adventures on and off the baseball field.
Sign In. Stand By Me Jump to: FAQs 12 Spoilers 0. What is "Stand By Me" about? Is "Stand by Me" based on a book? How did the four boys know where where the body was located? What did Ace do with the hat that he took from Gordie?
At what point in the movie does the vomit scene occur? Unfortunately, so did the local tough, Ace Merrill, and his gang of bullies. Indeed, sometimes, growing up can be hard; nevertheless, finding real friends can be even harder. Will life be simpler if you stand by me? Gordie Lachance, a writer, looks back on his preteen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead.
The stakes are upped when the bad kids in town are closely tailing - and it becomes a race to see who'll be able to recover the body first.
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