Gordie LaChance is one of the four boys from the short story The Body and the film based on it, Stand By Me. He tells the story about his childhood journey of finding a body of a missing boy with his three friends near the town of Castle Rock in Oregon 1959 over Labor Day weekend.
Gordie LaChance is a very insecure boy. His parents ignore him most of the time, and did so even before the death of his older brother Denny. He has no one, except his friends Teddy, Vern, and most of all his best friend Chris Chambers. Chris is the only one he can depend on. All four of them go on an adventure to find a dead body. Gordie is a writer as an adult. He is married with a son of his own.