Vern: Geez, Gordie, why couldn't you have gotten breakfast stuff like Twinkies, Pez and Root Beer?
Gordie: Sorry, Vern. I guess a more experienced shopper could have gotten more for your seven cents.
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.
The scene with the leeches and the area that Gordie was attacked was based on a real life experience that Stephen King had. Mr King has stated that he even has the scar to prove it.