The gang's all grown up!
On Thursday, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman and WilWheaton -- the three remaining principal stars of "Stand by Me" --reunited at the Falcon Theater in Toluca Lake, California.
Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman, and Wil Wheaton at the "Stand By Me" reunion with Richard Dreyfuss and Rob Reiner. …
The occasion: The 25th anniversary (with accompanyingDVD/Blu-ray release) of the coming-of-age '50s-era 1986 classic. (Director RobReiner and narrator Richard Dreyfuss were also on hand for the look back.)
O'Connell, now 37, Feldman, now 39, and Wheaton, now 37, played pals barely in theirteens on the hunt for a dead body, based on a story written by Stephen King.
Sorely missed from the reunion: Their famous co-starRiver Phoenix, who made a legendary impression in the moving flick, and died ofa drug overdose in 1993 at the age of 23.
Jerry O'Connell, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and Corey Feldman in "Stand By Me." - Everett Collection
As for Phoenix'sco-stars? O'Connell (who was a pudgy pre-teen in the flick) is now married withtwins to Rebecca Romjin, and stars in the TV series "The Defenders."
Wheatonwent on to become a regular on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" andother sci-fi TV shows and films, and has a popular blog, Wil Wheaton Dot Net.He's also married with two stepsons.
Feldman has had his own struggles with drugs and alcohol,and in 2010 mourned the loss of his pal and fellow child star Corey Haim. He isnow a lead singer for the band The Truth Movement.
- Corey Feldman