Stand By Me – Some kids and a .45 looking for a dead body

The gun, a M1911A1, is introduced at around 11 minutes into the movie.

This movie is such a classic, definitely on my list of favorites.  Reminds me of a simpler time, before the internet and mainstream proliferation of video games… when kids were kids, and did stupid things but still managed to survive.


Chris: You wanna be the Lone Ranger, or the Cisco Kid?
Gordie: Walkin’, talkin’ Jesus, where did you get this?
Chris: Hawked it off my old man’s bureau. It’s a forty-five.
Gordie: [incredulously] I can see that…[aims gun at trash can and mimics the sound of a gun being fired] You got shells for it?
Chris: Yeah, I took all that was left in the box. My dad’ll think he used them himself shooting at beer cans while he was drunk.
Gordie: Is it loaded?
Chris: Hell no! What do you think I am?
[Gordie squeezes the trigger and the gun discharges]
Chris and Gordie: [in unison] Jesus!!!
[the two run]
Chris: Gordie did it! Gordie Lachance is shooting up Castle Rock!!
Gordie: Shut up!

Stand By Me IMDB page – HERE

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3 responses to “Stand By Me – Some kids and a .45 looking for a dead body”

  1. One of my favorite movies. I haven’t watched it in a while. Need to do that. The first time I saw it was when I was stationed at 29 Palms after Boot Camp in 1986.

    I’ve also read the novella it’s based on, called “The Body.” Ace roughs the kids up at the end.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      I’ll have to check that book out!

  2. joey bart Avatar
    joey bart

    buy a gun and