Friday, August 15, 2008

Oregon Town ‘Stands By’ Their Favorite Movie

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Residents of Brownsville, Oregon, are celebrating their Hollywood roots.

The town, which served as the set for the classic 1986 movie Stand By Me, is paying homage to the coming-of-age flick with the Stand By Me Festival tomorrow (Aug. 16).

According to chairman Linda McCormick, the event brings foreigners who want to check out a piece of movie history.

She says, “Apparently it’s a cult film in Japan, so we get a lot of Japanese tourists who come to look for the places in the movie. They get so excited and take lots of pictures.”

Attendees can get into the 1950s feel of the movie with a classic car show and a sock hop, which McCormick assures will “take you back in time.”

And a couple very special guest stars will make their rounds at fest.

McCormick looks forward to welcoming the man who played the dead body in the movie and the woman who puked in her bag because, “They helped put Brownsville on the map.”

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