The coolest kid in
Stand By Me
’s merry little band, Chris might come from a troubled home, but he knows the difference between right and wrong, and is forever putting others before himself. Indeed, his untimely end is brought about when he intervenes in a fight, receiving a knife in the gut for his troubles.
Most Endearing Moment:
His encouragement to Gordie to leave him behind and pursue a better life. “Wish the hell I was your dad,” he begins. You wouldn’t be going around talking about taking these stupid shop courses if I was. It's like God gave you something, man, all those stories you can make up. And He said, "This is what we got for ya, kid. Try not to lose it." Kids lose everything unless there's someone there to look out for them. And if your parents are too fucked up to do it, then maybe I should.”