Stand By Me

Continuity mistake: The blood on Gordie's hand change from shot to shot when he finds the leech downstairs, from being over most of his three middle fingers, to the ends of his index and middle, then to being all over again.

Continuity mistake: In between shots of Lardass as Gordie says "By the time he was on his fifth pie, Lardass pretended that he wasn't eating pies.", the crust on Lardass' forehead disappears.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the first shot of Lardass drinking castor oil, the bottle is nearly full, but at the start of the next shot, the bottle is nearly empty. Because of the people talking in the background, they couldn't have cut forward to the part where he is finishing.

Continuity mistake: During the mailbox baseball scene, Ace is shown with a cigarette in his mouth. Then after he strikes out and says "ah shit, I'm out", the cigarette is gone.

Continuity mistake: In the leech scene when the boys get out of the water, Chris takes off his shirt and there are no leeches on his back. But when Chris says "Gordie there are some on your back man. Are there any on mine." he has about 4 or 5 leeches on his back.

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Continuity mistake: About half way through their journey the boys clothes are very dirty, then they become spotless.

Continuity mistake: When the four boys first come to the railroad, Vern shows them his comb. He is holding it upwards, then lowers it a little. Then when Gordie says "Lotta thinking Vern, thanks," his arm is straight down next to his side.

Continuity mistake: Gordue has brown hair and brown eyes when young, then in old age when writing the story of his childhood he is blonde with blue eyes.

Continuity mistake: The author in the beginning is supposed to be Gordy grown up, but the grown up Gordy has blue eyes and light hair color and Gordy as a kid had brown hair and brown eyes.

Continuity mistake: When the boys are continue their journey the second day they are by each other eating blueberries but when it cuts Gordy and Chris are in front of Teddy and Vern while the others are both holding a string.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene, the newspaper clipping under the headline shows the first sentence to be about Chris' death from a stabbing, but the next line starts mid sentence about a completely different subject and the second column under the headline talks about taxes, mentioning nothing about the death.

Continuity mistake: All throughout the movie, the angle of the sun and shadows change within scenes. Especially in the scene when the boys are near the train bridge talking. As the camera shots switch, the shadows change angles.

Anthony Lemons

Continuity mistake: When the boys are in the treehouse at the beginning, the coca cola bottle on the treehouse shelf constantly moves places between shots. The two sides of the bottle saying "coke" and "coca-cola" keep switching positions between shots also. (00:02:55 - 00:04:55)

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the movie, in the tree house scene, Chris has a cigarette packet rolled up in the left sleeve of his T-shirt, the cigarette packet is seen to disappear and reappear several times during this scene.

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Continuity mistake: After Teddy tries to dodge the train, the boys head back in the opposite direction they were walking. Not a question of camera angles. They're walking towards the oncoming train. After the train passes, they resume walking in the same direction it passed.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where all the boys are at the junkyard tossing their coins.Watch Chris reach Gordy back his coin, then the next shot Chris hands him the coin again.

Continuity mistake: Watch carefully in the scene where the four boys are running for their lives over the railway bridge. Chris and Teddy are in front, and Vern and Gordie are behind. In one shot we see just Vern and Gordie's feet, and quite a lot of the track behind them. You can see that there is no train behind them. In the very next shot, the train is about two metres behind them

Continuity mistake: When the boys are roasting marshmallows, Verns falls off the stick in two pieces. When he picks it back up with the stick, it's whole again.

Continuity mistake: When the boys are dunking each other in the swamp Gordie starts to wade away, when he passes the camera his hair is dry but when he reaches the bank it's wet again. (01:04:56)

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[Gordie is dreaming about Denny's funeral.]
Mr. LaChance: It should have been you Gordon.

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Trivia: During the production of Stand By Me, director Rob Reiner did not want the film to be called The Body (the same name of the short story by Stephen King). He believed that if he did, people would confuse it with a documentary on body building, a porno film or another Stephen King horror novel. It was changed to Stand By Me because while thinking of a title, it was considered to be the least unpopular name.

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Question: What are the sound effects to produce the "strange in scary sound" in Lardass' stomach before he pukes for the first time?

Answer: A cello.

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