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Cast of "Stand By Me" reunite for film's 25th anniversary

March 18, 2011 Rebecca Romijn, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton, Rob Reiner

Toluca Lake, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - The cast of the eighties coming-of-age movie "Stand By Me" are back together after 25 years.

The three remaining principal stars, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton, were reunited in Toluca Lake, Calif. on Thursday for the launch of the Blu-ray and DVD version of the 1986 film, reports the Daily Mail.

The actors were joined by Richard Dreyfus, who narrated the film, and the director Rob Reiner.

One actor who was not present was River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose outside of a Los Angeles nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23.

Now 37, O'Connell, who played the pudgy pre-teen in the film, stars in the ABC television series "The Defenders" and is married with twins to model/actress Rebecca Romijn.

Feldman, 39, whose role in the film helped him to become a teen heart-throb in the 90's, struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his life and is now a leader for the band The Truth Movement.

Wheaton, 37, who went on to become a regular on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other sci-fi television shows and films, is married with two stepsons.

The actors played best friends in the 50s-era film that set off on an adventure to find the body of a boy killed by a train. Based on the book by writer Stephen King, the film was based on a writer, narrated by Dreyfus, reflecting on his youth.

The 25th anniversary edition of "Stand By Me" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 22.

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