Identify the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution in the movie Stand by Me.

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I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

Stand by Me is 1986 film directed by Rob Reiner and based on a story by Stephen King. It is told, in flashback, by the character of Gordie, a writer. In...

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I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

Stand by Me is 1986 film directed by Rob Reiner and based on a story by Stephen King. It is told, in flashback, by the character of Gordie, a writer. In the exposition, we learn about a weekend in 1959 when Gordie and three of his friends, living in small-town Oregon, learned about a missing boy and decided to go look for his body. Also in the opening of the film, their adversaries, a gang led by the sadistic Ace, are introduced.

The bulk of the film is the rising action, which is the boys' journey. They are attacked by a junkyard dog, nearly get hit by a train, and travel across a leech-infested swamp. They finally find the dead boy's body, which is the climax of the story. Actually, it's something of a double climax, as Ace and his gang also find the body and want to take it; they are prevented by one of the boys pulling a gun. There is very little falling action, and the resolution is that the boys call in the body but decide to remain anonymous. I suppose you could also find resolution in Gordie's decision to tell this story, which was prompted by reading about the death of one of his friends in 1985.

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