Here's another classic! Stand By Me is a coming-of-age comedy-drama movie based on the Stephen King novella The Body and was first released in 1986. The movie's plot depicts the narrator "Gordie Lachance" as he finds out his childhood friend "Chris Chambers" has been stabbed to death. He moves on to take the audience through a childhood flashback of when he and his three friends found the body of a missing boy in his hometown of Castle Rock, Oregon.
"Gordie Lachance", played by Wil Wheaton, is portrayed as a rather quiet and bookish character who enjoys telling stories. Due his older brother's recent death, "Gordie's" parents seem to reject him throughout most of his childhood.
Since his role in Stand By Me, Wil Wheaton has moved on to star in countless different roles in movies, series and video games. Some of his bigger roles have been in Star Trek: The Next Generation and in The Wil Wheaton Project. He has also starred in several different animated series such as Fantasy Hospital and The Legend of Prince Valiant. Wheaton is currently married to Anne Prince and has one legally adopted son from a previous relationship.
"Chris Chambers", portrayed by the actor River Phoenix, comes from a family of alcoholics and is constantly looked down upon by the entire town of "Castle Rock" due to to relation even though he himself is not a part of his family's self destruction.
After his role in Stand By Me, he moved on to star in movies like The Mosquito Coast, Running on Empty, and My Own Private Idaho. He also starred in a number of TV shows Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, ABC Afterschool Special and Surviving: A Family In Crisis. Phoenix sadly passed away on October 31, 1993 due to a drug overdose.
"Theodore Duchamp", a.k.a Corey Feldman, was a childhood friend of "Gordon LaChance" in Stand By Me. "Duchamp" is said to have been killed at the beginning of the movie.
After his role in Stand By Me, Corey Feldman moved on to star in movies like The Lost Boys, and in one of his most famous roles in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. What followed afterwards was a long string of guest roles and music video appearances. His most recent movie was in the Hollywood blockbuster spoof Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! back in 2015.
"Vern Tessio" is slightly overweight and is the shortest of the group. He seems to be one of "Teddy Duchamp's" closest friends. He is often depicted as being bullied at times due to his weight.
Jerry O'Connell has starred in several different movies and TV shows over the years including Scream 2, Kangaroo Jack and Baby On Board. He has also starred in various TV shows such as Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mistresses and Carter. O'Connell has been married to Rebecca Romijn since 2007 and the couple currently have two daughters.
"Ace Merrill" belongs to a group of teenage bullies who torments and bullies "Gordie LaChance" and his group of friends on a regular basis.
Since his role in Stand By Me, Kiefer Sutherland has starred in several different movies such as The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A Few Good Men and many more. Sutherland has also had a career in music releasing his studio album Down in A Hole in 2016. He currently stars on the ABC political drama Designated Survivor as the President of the United States, "Tom Kirkman".
"Billy Tessio" is the brother of "Vern Tessio" and is a member of "Ace's" gang of bullies.
Casey Siemaszko himself has moved on to have a relatively successful career in show business starring in movies like Three O'Clock High, Young Guns, The Phantom and even in shows like Law & Order: SVU and NYPD Blue. He currently works as a reporter for the NBC News.