After his best friend Chris is murdered, a writer named Gordie retells a boyhood journey where he, Chris, and their best friends, Teddy, and Vern go on a quest to find the body of a missing boy. Hot on their tail, is a gang of older kids, who also want to find the body. Along the way, the four boys are thrust into a series of events, that shows them how hard adulthood is.
Teddy: Look. You guys can go around if you want to. I'm crossing here. And while you guys are dragging your candy asses half-way across the state and back, I'll be waiting for you on the other side, relaxing with my thoughts.
Gordie: You use your left hand or your right hand for that?
Teddy: You wish.