Stand By Me Movie Behind The Scenes

Stand By Me Goofs

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John Cusack makes a brief cameo in this flashback scene


"Er, someone wasn't on top of their game that day..."
See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1986 Teen Drama movie starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman More Cast

We believe the following are all legit mistakes. If we've bungled it, or you have additional info, please update us.

Thanks to Kat
1980's cars can be seen in the background of the junkyard.
Thanks to Keri
In the junk yard scene when the boys are flipping the coins, Chris hands Gordie the coin back twice.
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The Topps baseball card in Denny's room was not available until after the film was set.
Thanks to Anonymous
Gordie (Wil Wheaton) has these doe-like huge brown eyes, but in the last scene, where Richard Dreyfus portrays the adult Gordie, it is obvious that his eyes are *blue*
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The camera tripod can be seen in Teddy's glasses when Teddy & Chris are arguing on the railraod tracks.
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You can obviously see the boom mike bobbing in and out of view when Gordie goes into the store and the clerk talks to him. The boom mike also appears in the light when Ace is playing pool with Billy.
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Vern's mouth doesn't match his dialogue when he enters the treehouse.
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After Ace takes Gordie's cap, the reflection of half a member of the crew can clearly be seen waving their arm in one of the store windows behind Chris & Gordie.
Thanks to Stephanie
In the 1st train dodge scene as Vern walks back onto the tracks you can see his wireless mike drop down his left leg and flop near his ankle.
Thanks to Jade
During the swamps and leeches scene, when Teddy is talking to Chris, Teddy's hair and glasses change in every scene.
Thanks to Dolly
The scene where Gordie askes his Mom where his canteen is, his mom is folding laundry when his dad says "it's in Denny's room" and then goes back to the mom, she is still folding the same bed sheet over again.
Thanks to Aryn Lamos
In the scene where they go into the swamp and get covered in leaches, Teddy takes off his glasses and holds them in his hand but they are missing from his hand when he pushes Vern underwater are back again when they tackle Gordie.
Thanks to Jess
When the boys are in the tree house and Vern comes in, Gordie folds his comic book and sits up. Then you go back to Vern who starts talking and when you look back to Gordie you see him lying down and he folds his comic and sits up again.
Thanks to Dwayne
In the scene where there was an argument between the kids and the Cobras, Gordie fired his 1911 .45 caliber pistol as a warning shot. In the succeeding scene, he aimed his gun at "Ace" and cocked the weapon. Unlike a revolver, a 1911 .45 pistol would always have its hammer cocked after every shot (as its slide will push the hammer to open or 'cocked' position). Gordie most likely would not have decocked the pistol only to cock it again when he pointed it at "Ace".
Thanks to pork pie mcfly
Teddy wears army boots in the movie that didn't exist in 1959
Thanks to pork pie mcfly
At the beginning of the movie we are told that Teddy had his left ear badly burnt by his father on the stove, but notice how his ear goes from severely burnt, to not burnt at all, all through the movie -but most noticable in the water dunking scene.
Thanks to Andrea
In the scene were Teddy and Chris are playing cards, if you look closley you can see 2 or 3 cards get stuck on Teddy's wrist!
Thanks to Paola
In the beginning Teddy has a mole by his nose and then he doesn't...
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In the car racing scene, you will see Charlie, Billy and Ace. When the truck comes, the camera change to back of the car, and you will obviously see that it doesn't look like them, as it was stunt doubles.
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In the pie contest scene, the amount of pie on Lardass's face changes when he stands up.

Gerry adds: Ever notice that the entire crowd is throwing up blueberry pie, not just the contestants that were eating it?
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During the swamp scene, Chris checked the swamp if its deep or not. If you look closely the stick changes shape and size.
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In the junkyard scene, when Teddy throws his coin in the air, he is not wearing his dog tag. But when he catches it his dog tag is back.
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When Gordie is running away from Chopper, he passes the same cars twice.
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At the beginning of the film, the second column of the newspaper has nothing to do with the title (you may need to pause to read it).
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When Vern's hamburger falls off his stick, it clearly falls apart. When he picks it up, it is whole again.
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At the treehouse, there was a pack of cigarettes inside on Chris's sleeves. But when he raised the wooden box, the cigarettes are gone.
Thanks to Carla Fowler
When Gordy passes out and comes to after seeing blood, Chris's under arm shows sky and leafs where his arm pit should be.
Thanks to Anonymous
This is a movie written by Stephen King, who sets his stories in Maine. The town of Castle Rock is in Maine, and not Oregon, as stated in the beginning of the movie.
Thanks to Callie
During the beginning of the scene where the boys are singing, "I Ran All The Way Home', Gordie looks directly into the camera

Bogus Blunders

Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake

The following goofs for "Stand By Me" are apparently bogus. If you disagree or have additional info, please update us.

When Teddy stands infront of the on coming train playing chicken and River pushes him off the tracks, they throw their bed packs on the ground and argue for a bit. They then give each other "skin" and walk off. But they leave one of their bed packs on the ground and keep walking.

-It's actually a stone, not a bag that is left behind.
Myth: In the pie contest scene, the people who were in the contest are missing by the end of the scene.

Jimmy wrote in to say that they actually move into the crowd and vomit on everyone.
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