Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age adventure-drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Based on the novella The Body by Stephen King, the film takes its title from the song of the same name by Ben E. King, which plays during the closing credits. It stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Richard Dreyfuss.
The film is portrayed by Family Guy characters, and is the first segment in "Three Kings". Dreyfuss reprises his role as "The Writer". Peter Griffin plays Petey (Gordie) LaChance, Glenn Quagmire plays Quag (Chris) Chambers, Joe Swanson plays Joey Duchamp, Cleveland Brown plays Cleve Brown, and Mayor Adam West plays Ace Merill. George Wendt plays a member of Merill's posse.
The ending of "Brokeback Swanson" parodies Stand By Me in which Peter recounts his life moving on.
"Stand By Meg" uses the title as a reference.