History Film / StandByMe

23rd Aug '16 9:03:14 PM TrollBrutal
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* BattleInTheRain: In the book, the final confrontation between the four friends and the older boys at the site of the corpse takes place during a rainstorm, and in the middle of hailstorms Chris tells Gordie to "stay by him", while in the movie it's a bright and sunny day.

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* BattleInTheRain: In the book, the final confrontation between the four friends and the older boys at the site of the corpse takes place during a rainstorm, and in the middle of hailstorms Chris tells Gordie to "stay by him", with me", while in the movie it's a bright and sunny day.
23rd Aug '16 9:02:13 PM TrollBrutal
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the novella, Chris is the one who pulls the gun on Ace and threatens to kill him. In the film, it's done by Gordie



* BattleInTheRain: well, not much of a battle, but in the book the final confrontation between the four friends and the older boys at the site of the corpse takes place during a rainstorm, while in the movie it's a bright and sunny day.

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* BattleInTheRain: well, not much of a battle, but in In the book book, the final confrontation between the four friends and the older boys at the site of the corpse takes place during a rainstorm, and in the middle of hailstorms Chris tells Gordie to "stay by him", while in the movie it's a bright and sunny day.
5th Aug '16 10:44:10 AM hullflyer
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* NoodleIncident: Gordie says to Chris, "Remember that time you saved [Teddy] in the tree?" (In the novella, that incident is vividly described, but in the film, it's not.)

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* NoodleIncident: Gordie says to Chris, "Remember that time you saved [Teddy] in the tree?" (In the novella, that incident is vividly described, described[[note]]Teddy falls while climbing a tree, and Chris just barely manages to catch him (by the hair!) before he's fallen more than a few feet[[/note]], but in the film, it's not.)
5th Aug '16 10:41:02 AM hullflyer
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** Handwaved by WordOfGod on the DVD commentary. They "cigarettes" were made of lettuce leaves.

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** Handwaved by WordOfGod on the DVD commentary. They The "cigarettes" were made of lettuce leaves.
5th Aug '16 10:35:49 AM hullflyer
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** Not quite, in the film version. The kids each brandish the pistol when they take turns keeping watch at night (Chris keeps it a secret from Teddy & Vern in the novella).

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** Not quite, in the film version. The kids each brandish the pistol when they take turns keeping watch at night (Chris keeps it a secret from Teddy & Vern in the novella).night.
31st Jul '16 12:09:25 AM shamblingdead2
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** In the novella, it's a literal case with the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Chambers family]]. Chris' oldest brother Frank is in jail. His dad, during the Labour Day weekend when the events of the story occurred, is on a bender, sending his mother to visit her sister out of town. She, in turn leaves the youngest three (ages 9, 5, and 2) in the care of Eyeball, who runs off with Ace, in turn, leaving the little ones alone.
30th Jul '16 11:54:42 PM shamblingdead2
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** Handwaved by WordOfGod on the DVD commentary. They "cigarettes" were made of lettuce leaves.
27th Jul '16 7:43:22 AM TomPhanto
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* FreeRangeChildren

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* FreeRangeChildrenFreeRangeChildren: The kids are all on their own through most of the story traveling with only a days' worth of provisions.



* GangOfBullies

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* GangOfBulliesGangOfBullies: The Cobras in typical fifties fashion.



* InstantLeechJustFallInWater
* {{Jerkass}}: Teddy Duchamp, Milo, and Ace's gang.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp (arguably in the latter case).

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* InstantLeechJustFallInWater
InstantLeechJustFallInWater: The boys become covered in leeches when crossing the river to take a shortcut.
* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
** Ace and his gang are the worst of them. They're a group of hardened deliquents who show no regard to the people they get hurt.
** Milo, the junkyard owner, who doesn't see anything wrong with hurting children just for trespassing.
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Teddy Duchamp, Milo, Duchamp zigzags between this and Ace's gang.
a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp (arguably in the latter case). As insensitive as they get, they do care for each other and don't leave the others behind.



* TheLoad / TheMillstone: Vern, especially on the RailroadTracksOfDoom.

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* TheLoad / TheMillstone: TheLoad: Vern, especially on the RailroadTracksOfDoom.



* TheMillstone: Vern's cowardice had held the boys back several times.



* RoadTripPlot

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* RoadTripPlotRoadTripPlot: While none of the four boys are even old enough to drive, the whole movie is centered around their journey outside of Castle Rock to find a dead body.



* TeamDad: Chris.

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* TeamDad: Chris. Who is quick to comfort Gordie when he feels down.
25th Jul '16 11:56:34 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* StoryWithinAStory: Both the film and novella feature "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan." The novella also includes a good-sized excerpt from another story Gordie wrote later in life titled "Stud City."

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* StoryWithinAStory: Both the film and novella feature "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan." The novella also includes a good-sized excerpt from another story Gordie wrote later early in life his career titled "Stud City."



* YouKnowImBlackRight: At the beginning of the movie, Chris, Teddy, and Gordie are sitting in their tree-house, playing cards, when Chris decides to tell a joke.

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* YouKnowImBlackRight: At the beginning of the movie, Chris, Teddy, and Gordie are sitting in their tree-house, playing cards, when Chris decides to tell a joke.joke:


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** Gordie notes in the novella that [[HypocriticalHumor Teddy will happily repeat the same kind of jokes, only replacing the word "Frenchman" with "Polack."]]
25th Jul '16 11:54:03 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* StoryWithinAStory: Both the film and novella feature "The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan." The novella also includes a good-sized excerpt from another story Gordie wrote later in life titled "Stud City."
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