Some are funny. some are scary.
some are sweet. some are sad.
All are awesome.
Stand By Me
Gordie takes a stand
There are a lot of serious moments in this “kids” movie. In fact, the entire plot is about them hunting for the body of a child who was killed by a train. That’s probably why it appealed to me and so many others at a young age—it talked about the things we all think about as children but are taught not to voice.
But here is where things really escalate, as Ace threatens the kids with a knife, and Gordie counters by aiming a gun at him. While we never have to find out, I firmly believe that he would have pulled the trigger if it came to it. It wasn’t just about him preventing Ace and his friends from turning the dead boy into a publicity spectacle; it was about growing up.
On a side note, I think it’s kind of funny to image that it was this moment that made Sutherland’s character change his ways and eventually his name, becoming Jack Bauer.