There are a lot of good movies that I can watch once, enjoy, but have no interest in watching again. There are others that are okay, but so unremarkable that I can watch most of the same movie again twenty years later before I remember that I had already seen it. Then there are those that I have seen so many times that I can practically recite the lines, but still enjoy watching again. Since I'm watching it again now, I'll mention Stand by Me as being one of them. Produced in 1986, it stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell, when they were kids, while Kiefer Sutherland plays a lesser part, as the chief antagonist. Although not his first movie, it's the first movie Wil Wheaton had done that most people are likely to remember. It was Jerry O'Connell's first movie. Corey Feldman had already done a slew of movies, including Bad News Bears and The Goonies. It was one of Kiefer Sutherland's first movies. Richard Dreyfuss introduces the show and ends it, playing the part of Wil Wheaton's character, now grown up. If you haven't seen it, the plot has to do with four twelve year-old kids, the summer after elementary school, who are walking to see the dead body of a boy who had been hit by a train. That might sound kind of ugly, but the movie is really about the end of childhood, and the body is the excuse for the trip there. It's a great movie, and one that demonstrates Stephen King's ability to remember what it was like to be twelve. The sound track is good, too. Probably, it mostly appeals to someone who was once a 12 year-old boy, though. Another is Kramer versus Kramer, a 1979 movie with Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, about a custody fight. Having gone through something similar, that too, probably has special meaning for me. Perhaps that's what it takes for a move to be worth watching over and over. There are television series like that, too. Ones that I know I'll watch repeatedly, I am willing buy on DVD. I have seen every episode of Little House on the Prairie and the movies based on the same book series several times. This is true of the early seasons of The Waltons too, but I did lose interest in that one after the kids grew up, and the original characters began leaving the show or dying. Maverick is another. There are more, but I'd hate to use them all up in one post.