There’s one scene in there, it doesn’t look like anything, because you just watch a movie and you don’t know what’s involved with it.

Teddy is going crazy and he’s screaming at the junk man, “my father stormed the beach at Normandy.” They’re walking away and it’s a four shot. If you look at the way they talk to each other, they all pick up their cues at the right time. There’s a pause at one point and Vern starts singing “Have Gun Will Travel.” It’s like comedic timing. Corey picked on me all the time to the point of it being like cruel.

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Corey Feldman (Teddy Duchamp): When I did it, Rob was impressed a lot by the reality in my delivery. Ted Bessell from ‘That Girl’ came in and Michael Mc Kean, but they never had the right voice. Reiner brought the crew out to the Oregon set early, cleared the furniture from a hotel suite, and had the boys spend two weeks improvising and playing acting games. Sometimes they have great instincts, but they have no craft. He was like the fifth boy in ‘Stand By Me.’ For the first two weeks, we didn’t say a line. He locked us in a room and we just played games and hung out and we became friends.

I didn’t have any problem getting to the emotional places. Wheaton: The goal was all about getting us out of our own way, so we could relax. Reiner: After the two weeks, by the time we got to shooting they were a well-oiled machine.

Reiner: In the initial version, Gordie was just one of the four characters. He’s driven to go see this body, because he never cried at his brother’s funeral and his father always paid more attention to his older brother who died.

Casting the four young leads was a painstaking process, with the directors sorting through a litany of up-and-coming actors, reading the likes of Ethan Hawke and Sean Astin, before finding the right crew of boys. Even after shooting much of the film, Reiner became convinced that he needed a different actor to play the older Gordie Lachance, who narrates the story and appears at the end.

Andrew Scheinman, producer: The huge turning point was realizing that the focus on the script needed to be on Gordie and not Chris.

It’s a story of a little kid feeling unappreciated by his father and then he realizes that’s his father’s problem, not his. Then I was like this is about a kid who has insecure feelings about himself.We bought a carload of fireworks, because you can legally obtain them in Oregon. Financially it’s a crap shoot.’ Norman said, ‘I like the script. I like the boys.’ And out of his pocket he gave us seven and a half million dollars to make the film.We lit them all night long and we all had a big sleep over. With financial catastrophe averted, Reiner and company set about chronicling the boys’ journey across rural Oregon.Yet in Reiner’s sensitive hands, it becomes a meditation on mortality — one that transcends its 1950s setting to have a universal appeal. For one thing, it rivals “The 400 Blows” in its ability to evoke complex characterizations from young actors.Not only Phoenix as spiritual leader Chris Chambers, but co-stars Wil Wheaton as sensitive Gordie Lachance, Jerry O’Connell as wisecracking Vern Tessio, and Corey Feldman as hot-tempered Teddy Duchamp, provide finely wrought portraits of boys on the cusp of adulthood.It was about kids becoming aware of their own mortality.