Stand by Me (1986)

Summary: Ahh, the fifties, when parents never questioned the whereabouts of their children and kids could fall into swamps without worrying about the state of their electronics.

Take a drink when:

  • Vern gets “two for flinching”
  • A song from the 1950s plays that makes you wish you were an adolescent during that period
  • Kiefer Sutherland does something rebellious
  • A 1950sesque catchphrase is uttered
  • Somebody too young to smoke is smoking
  • You get a good look at Teddy’s bad ear and are grossed out by it
  • Richard Dreyfuss narrates
  • John Cusack is a great older brother

Take a shot when:

  • The gang falls into the pond
  • Gordie pulls the leech out of his pants
  • Milo Pressman “sic ‘ems” Chopper on the gang

Chug when:

  • Gordie and Vern are racing the train
  • Lardass Hogan chugs castor oil

Pour one out:

  • For twelve-year-old friendships