Stand by Me is a 1986 adventure-drama film directed by Rob Reiner. and is based on the novella The Body by Stephen King, who called it his favorite adaptation of one of his works up to that point. A a coming of age film set in 1959. It portrays a journey embarked upon by four 12 year-old boys across the woodlands of their hometown. Shot around the railroad tracks and bridges of Cottage Grove, this classic movie captures some stunning scenes of the area.