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The Goonies (1985)

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A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Chris Columbus (screenplay by), Steven Spielberg (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Mikey
Josh Brolin ... Brand
Jeff Cohen ... Chunk
Corey Feldman ... Mouth
Kerri Green ... Andy
Martha Plimpton ... Stef
Ke Huy Quan ... Data
John Matuszak ... Sloth
Robert Davi ... Jake
Joe Pantoliano ... Francis
Anne Ramsey ... Mama Fratelli
Lupe Ontiveros ... Rosalita
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Mrs. Walsh
Keith Walker Keith Walker ... Mr. Walsh
Curt Hanson ... Mr. Perkins (as Curtis Hanson)
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Storyline

Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them. Written by Todd Baldridge

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They call themselves "The Goonies." The secret caves. The old lighthouse. The lost map. The treacherous traps. The hidden treasure. And Sloth... Join the adventure. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

7 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goonies See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,105,913, 9 June 1985

Gross USA:

$61,503,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,749,191
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the Fratelli brothers argued, Anne Ramsey really slapped Robert Davi. She was told to hit him as hard as she could. See more »

Goofs

When Andy makes the first mistake on the bone piano, a huge hole appears and Mouth almost falls in. When she makes the second mistake, another hole appears and Brandon almost falls in, but the first hole has gone, and only reappears when the puzzle is solved. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prison Guard: Lunchtime! The longer you animals bark, the colder your lunch gets. Come on, move it out. You too, down there! Hey, turkey!
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Alternate Versions

In a version broadcast on US cable channel HBO, several scenes were cut. These were back for the Disney Channel version, however. They include:
  • Right after the Goonies leave the house on their bikes, they drop by a drug store where Mikey locates a map, and that's how he finds out where to go to find the rock formation.
  • Chunk also licks Ice Cream quarts in a freezer, and Troy shows up and sets fire to One Eyed Willie's map.
  • An octopus that attacks Stef. Data shoves a walkman into its mouth, and it lets go and swims away, dancing.
  • After the Goonies get near the restaurant, but before Stef and Andy join up, there was a scene in which Data uses some of his cool gadgets. They, of course, backfire.
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Connections

Referenced in Esto es un atraco (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Alive
Performed and Produced by Philip Bailey (as Phillip Bailey)
Written by Philip Bailey (as Phillip Bailey) and Richard Marx
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Classic 80s flick
19 May 2003 | by ClarusTheDogCowSee all my reviews

I love The Goonies. It is a classic 80s children-adventure film. They don't make movies like this anymore... of if they do, its children hurting other children (Cruel Intentions... etc). I do miss that from the 80's... during that time you can have an adventure film that relies on humor and "monsters" without an overt display of violence and sex like in todays "PG13" movies. Anyway.. I rant...

I love all the characters from The Goonies. Chunk is my fav (truffle shuffle, hostage crisis, Dead things Mikey! Dead Things!, and when he starts spatting off Hebrew when he is captured by the Frattellis). Its amazing to see the changes in Josh Brolin (Brandon) from back then to his performances today.

I have this movie although it must be a edited version because I heard there was an octopus scene in the uncut version.. Haven't seen it yet.

I heard they were going to make a sequel.. My question.. Why!?! Don't ruin a good thing. Leave it alone and walk away. Resist all urges for a money-grubbing "typical hollywood second release" scenario.

I love the music from The Goonies as I am a huge 80's music fan.

Lastly, the scene is beautiful. I live in Portland, Oregon and have traveled to Astoria several times.. It is a pitty to know that the last time I was in Astoria, the house featured in the movie was run-down and looked to be vacant.

10/10.


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