Stand By Me is a cult classic movie from 1986 about four curious boys wandering into the wilderness in search of a dead body. The movie strikes a cord with many people who remember the trials and tribulations of childhood, but it’s especially fun for us Northern Californians, who recognize some of the locations in the movie as right in our backyard.
The most memorable experience from the movie is the famous train track scene, where the four boys, unwilling to go around the massive reservoir (which is Lake Britton in real life), take the risk of crossing the water on train tracks. When the train comes screeching down the tracks, the kids are in a life or death situation.
Here is the classic Stand By Me train track scene:
With the arrival of the 4K version recently released by Yahoo Entertainment, additional deleted scenes from the film show insight into the film. The deleted scenes include numerous dangers that were excluded from the film, including a near-death experience for Teddy (Corey Feldman) as he traversed the train tracks over the lake.
“I could do this in my sleep,” boasts Teddy before encountering a dangerous spill on the bridge. Watch the scene:
The famed train track scene in the now nostalgic movie still holds its place in the history of American cinema. The film, which is based on a 1982 novella from Stephen King, stands as one of the great coming-of-age stories of the modern era. Director Rob Reiner had plenty of challenges during the filming of the movie, including working with four up-and-coming actors playing the main roles. Here’s a look at the behind the scenes filming of the train track scene:
Still one of the great movies of all time, with some great views of the Lake Britton Bridge in Northern California!