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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 »
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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Richard Donner 
 
Writing credits
Steven Spielberg (story)

Chris Columbus (screenplay)

Produced by
Harvey Bernhard .... producer
Richard Donner .... producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
 
Cinematography by
Nick McLean (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
Steven Spielberg (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Judy Taylor 
 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva 
 
Art Direction by
Rick Carter 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna 
 
Costume Design by
Richard La Motte  (as Richard LaMotte)
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Ellis Burman Jr. .... makeup creator: "Sloth" (as Ellis Burman)
Ellis Burman Jr. .... makeup executor: "Sloth" (as Ellis Burman)
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup creator: "Sloth"
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup executor: "Sloth"
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... makeup creator: "Sloth" (as Bari Dreiband Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... makeup executor: "Sloth" (as Bari Dreiband Burman)
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist
Charlene Murray .... hair stylist: second unit
Craig Reardon .... makeup creator: "Sloth"
William Turner .... makeup artist: second unit
 
Production Management
Scott U. Adam .... unit manager
Robin S. Clark .... unit production manager
James Herbert .... unit production manager
Arthur F. Repola .... post-production supervisor
Robert Latham Brown .... unit manager: second unit (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... first assistant director: second unit
Steve Cohen .... second assistant director: second unit
Patrick Cosgrove .... second assistant director
Sharon Gerhard .... additional second assistant director
Dan Kolsrud .... first assistant director
Steven Spielberg .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William A. Barry .... construction foreman (as William Barry)
Howard Cole .... property: second unit
Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello .... stand-by painter (as Frank Costello)
Eric Fiedler .... sculptor
William J. Foley .... swing gang
Steven Curtis Husch .... swing gang
Jack Johnson .... illustrator
Carroll Johnston .... set designer (as Carroll 'Bob' Johnston)
Donald Krafft .... swing gang (as Donald W. Krafft)
Sherman Labby .... illustrator
Ric McElvin .... lead person
William F. McLaughlin .... swing gang (as William McLaughlin)
Ron Morales .... labor foreman
Erik L. Nelson .... property master (as Erik Nelson)
Joseph C. Nemec III .... assistant art director (as Joseph Nemec III)
David P. Newell .... assistant property master (as David Newell)
Loren Nickloff .... construction foreman
Dan Ondrejko .... greensman (as Daniel Ondrejko)
James F. Orendorff .... construction foreman (as James Orendorff)
Dale Allen Pelton .... assistant art director (as Dale Pelton Jr.)
Paul S. Power .... illustrator (as Paul Power)
Virginia L. Randolph .... set designer
Ken Scaife .... construction foreman
Robert Scaife .... construction coordinator (as Bob Scaife)
Alex Scutti Jr. .... plaster foreman (as Alex Scuitti)
Anne Sidaris-Reeves .... property (as Anne Reeves)
Mark Siegel .... sculptor
Wayne Smith .... paint foreman
Tom Southwell .... illustrator
Jerry T. Tirado .... property (as Gerald T. Tirado)
John Villarino .... construction foreman
Donald B. Woodruff .... set designer (as Donald Woodruff)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Ron Ashmore .... painter gang boss (uncredited)
Anthony Klaiman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Misetich .... painter (uncredited)
Scott Nifong .... props (uncredited)
Dan Pemberton .... propmaker (uncredited)
Audrey Stanzler .... special creative props (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Mike Villarino .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
Beth Bergeron .... adr editor
George Berndt .... adr editor
Martin J. Bram .... sound editor
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
James Christopher .... sound editor
Teresa Eckton .... sound editor
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Gil Haimsohn .... assistant sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor
Robert W. Harris .... cable person (as Bob Harris)
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer: second unit (as Don Johnson)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Janet Fiona Mason .... assistant sound editor (as Janet F. Mason)
Andrew Patterson .... dialogue supervisor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor (as Solange)
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer
Jules Strasser .... boom operator: second unit
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Burton Weinstein .... adr editor
David Williams .... assistant sound editor
Gary Wright .... foley editor
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Calvin Joe Acord .... special effects (as Calvin Joe Accord)
William Aldridge .... special effects (as Bill Aldridge)
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects foreman (as Jon Belyeu)
Ken Ebert .... special effects
Guy Faria .... special effects
Christopher Gilman .... special props
Jerry Hart .... special effects
John James .... special effects
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects: second unit (as Greg Jensen)
Richard Lopez .... special effects: second unit (as Rick Lopez)
David Peterson .... special effects
Donald Puck .... special effects (as Don Puck)
Paul Sabourin .... special effects
Harold Selig .... special effects
Doyle Smiley .... special effects
Michael P. Stipe .... special effects foreman: second unit (as Mike Stipe)
Lucinda Strub .... special effects (as Lucinda M. Strub)
Matt Sweeney .... special effects coordinator
Christopher Gilman .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Audrey Stanzler .... special effects props (uncredited)
Bob Williams .... creature effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Carl Assmus .... stage technician: ILM
Donna K. Baker .... ink & paint: ILM (as Donna Baker)
Craig Barron .... matte camera supervisor: ILM
Greg Beaumonte .... equipment engineering: ILM
Patricia Blau .... production coordinator: ILM
Barbara Brennan .... rotoscope artist: ILM
Dave Carson .... visual effects art director: ILM (as David Carson)
Lanny Cermak .... equipment engineering: ILM
Dave Childers .... stage technician: ILM
Wade Childress .... matte photography: ILM
Donald Clark .... optical camera operator: ILM
Jeff Doran .... optical technician: ILM
John Ellis .... optical supervisor: ILM
Christopher Evans .... matte painting supervisor: ILM
Bob Finley III .... stage technician: ILM (as Bobby Finley III)
Ron Fode .... production buyer: ILM
Warren Franklin .... general manager: ILM
Barbara Gallucci .... supervising model maker: ILM
Tim Geideman .... optical technician: ILM
Bill George .... chief model maker: ILM
Ralph Gordon .... optical line-up: ILM
Ned Gorman .... production buyer: ILM
Caroleen Green .... matte artist: ILM
David Hanks .... equipment engineering: ILM
David Heron .... stage technician: ILM (as Dave Heron)
Craig Hosoda .... equipment engineering: ILM
Sandy Houston .... ink & paint: ILM
Brad Jerrell .... stage technician: ILM
Ed Jones .... optical line-up: ILM
Paula Karsh .... production buyer: ILM
Ellen E. Lichtwardt .... rotoscope artist: ILM (as Ellen Lichtwardt)
John Lister .... stage technician: ILM
Mike MacKenzie .... equipment engineering: ILM (as Michael MacKenzie)
Kim Marks .... visual effects cameraman: ILM
Michael J. McAlister .... visual effects supervisor (as Michael McAlister)
Roberto McGrath .... still photographer: ILM
Jack Mongovan .... rotoscope artist: ILM
Michael Moore .... assistant editor: ILM
Charlie Mullen .... animation supervisor: ILM
Frank Ordaz .... matte artist: ILM
Randy Ottenberg .... model maker: ILM
Terrence Peck .... assistant editor: ILM (as Terry Peck)
John Reed .... model maker: ILM
Martin Rosenberg .... assistant cameraman: ILM (as Marty Rosenberg)
Thomas Rosseter .... optical line-up: ILM (as Tom Rosseter)
Kenneth Smith .... optical camera operator: ILM
Howard Stein .... chief visual effects editor: ILM
Peter Stolz .... stage technician: ILM
Wes Takahashi .... animator: ILM
Bess Wiley .... assistant cameraman: ILM
Chuck Wiley .... model maker: ILM
Catherine Craig .... effects camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Huston .... matte artist (uncredited)
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor (uncredited)
Jay Riddle .... animation cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts (as Doc Charbonneau)
Denise Cheshire .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Richard Drown .... stunts (as Rich Drown)
Cheryl E. Duncan .... stunts (as C.E. Duncan)
Lila Finn .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandy Gimpel)
Bob Harris .... stunts
Kent Hays .... stunts (as Kent Hayes)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Jodi Hovak .... stunts
Julie Johnson .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunts
Victor Paul .... stunts
Lee Poppie .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Jerry Riley .... stunts
George Robotham .... stunt coordinator
John Robotham .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Russell Saunders .... stunts (as Russ Saunders)
Alex Sharp .... stunts
Marilyn Stader .... stunts
Paul Stader .... stunts
Desiree Szabo .... stunts
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunts (as Ed Ulrich)
Richard Washington .... stunts
Randell Dennis Widner .... stunts (as Randell Widner)
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunt double: Mouth (uncredited)
Denise Cheshire .... stunt double: Stef (uncredited)
Laura Dash .... stunt double: Data (uncredited)
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunt double: Andy (uncredited)
Desiree Szabo .... stunt double: Mikey (uncredited)
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunt double: Brand (uncredited)
Randell Dennis Widner .... stunt double: Sloth (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Ayer .... best boy electric
Michael A. Chavez .... first assistant camera (as Michael Chavez)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera: second unit (as Don Fauntleroy)
Anthony Francesco .... second assistant camera (as Tony Francesco)
Joe Hicks .... best boy grip
Horace Jordan .... first assistant camera
J. Michael Marlett .... gaffer: second unit
Lee Nakahara .... camera operator: second unit (as Leland Nakahara)
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator (as Michael O'Shea)
Guy Polzel .... key grip: second unit
Víctor Pérez .... rigging gaffer (as Victor Perez)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Eric Smith .... best boy electric
Bruce D. Spellman .... best boy grip (as Bruce Spellman)
Stephen St. John .... camera operator
Tom Stern .... gaffer (as Thomas Stern)
Robert M. Stevens .... director of photography: second unit (as Bob Stevens)
Bill Young .... dolly grip (as William Young)
Billy Craft .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Riley 'Sean' Jones .... electrician (uncredited)
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... on-set technician (uncredited)
D. Michael Wheeler .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger Gallo Garcia .... costume supervisor: men
Aida Swinson .... costume supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Craig Bassett .... assistant editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Kathryn Camp .... assistant editor
Martin Cohen .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... supervising music editor
James Flamberg .... music editor (as Jim Flamberg)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
William P. Davis .... driver (as Bill Davis)
Sy Fuentes .... driver
Dominick Marigliano .... driver
Fred Moshier .... transportation captain
John Orlebeck .... driver
Ben Reade .... driver
John Reade .... transportation coordinator
Randy White .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Tony Amatullo .... location manager
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (as Laurie Arnow)
Kate Barker .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
Diane Dankwardt .... assistant accountant
Jan Dennehy .... location auditor (as Janice Dennehy)
Rhoda Fine .... teacher (as Rhoda C. Fine)
Jane Goe .... production accountant
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Laura Hoffman .... assistant: Mr. Bernhard
Lisa Howard .... assistant accountant
Patty Hughes .... production secretary
Jennie Lew Tugend .... executive assistant: Mr. Donner (as Jennie Lew)
Mark Marshall .... production office assistant: second unit
Ruben Martinez .... craft service
Julie Moskowitz .... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor: second unit
Betsy Norton .... script supervisor
Tim Palladino .... production office assistant
Bonne Radford .... controller (as Bonnie Radford)
Mary T. Radford .... assistant: Mr. Marshall (as Mary Radford)
Deborah Schildt .... production office assistant
Ilyse Selwyn .... production office assistant
Steven Spielberg .... presenter
Michael Thau .... assistant: Richard Donner
Judy Thomason .... assistant: Mr. Repola
Jack Tice .... teacher (as Jack A. Tice)
Julie Yarrish .... production office assistant
Robert C. Campion .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Lina Shanklin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Siegel .... creature maker (uncredited)
Mark Siegel .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
114 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Hong Kong:II | Iceland:10 | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Ireland:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:PG (Video rating) | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:MG6 | Norway:11 | Norway:15 (DVD rating) | Norway:12 (original rating) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:11 (cut) | Taiwan:GP | UK:PG (original rating) (cut) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2004) (uncut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
In the original version of this film, the woman hired by Mikey's mother is a Hispanic named Rosalita (Lupe Ontiveros), and Mouth helps Mrs. Walsh by translating her commands into Spanish. In the Spanish version of this film, Rosalita becomes an Italian woman named Rossanna. The Italian used by the Spanish dubber is much better than the Spanish used by Corey Feldman.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the porch after the foreclosure papers have been delivered, the background shows trees in full bloom/growth with no end of season coloration, yet the wind and rain are blowing many fall colored leaves onto the porch.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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FAQ

Why did the pirate skeleton have daggers in its eyesockets?
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50 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Back to our childhood..., 30 May 1999
Author: anonymous

There was a time when boys would spend a whole day watching their favorite heroes, dreaming of riding a crusade against Darth Vader's Empire or fighting the enemies among the Knights of the Round Table. Just like in the Fantasy Island, where Mr. Roarke and Tatoo would make all one's wishes come true, The Goonies has the special talent to bring our childhood fantasies back and remind us how great those years were.

In this 1985 movie, a bunch of kids find a map which indicates the spot where the evil pirate One-Eyed-Willie buried a big treasure stolen from English ships in the 1500's. As we can predict, they decide to seek for the gold and precious stones to help their parents who are about to be expelled from their homes because they can't make ends meet and also because some wealthy men want to put their houses down to build a country club on it's place. Dangers, traps and even a family of thieves - the Fratelli - are after them.

As the film goes on, we can see how closer the friends get and how supportive we all should be. They would always be there for each other, no matter how deep their problems are. Even a rich girl, Andy, is accepted by the group, in a very politically correct act, where no distinctions are made. The scene in which the guys are stuck in a hole, is very touching and really digs our sense of aid.

Richard Donner directed this movie and another famous director, Chris Columbus wrote the screenplay, based on a Steven Spielberg's story. Matt Sweeney was responsable for the special effects and the main theme ( They 'r good enough ) was written and performed by Cindy Lauper.

After the film, none of the kids became famous actors. Corey Feldman and Kerry Green took part in some teenage comedies, while Sean Astin showed up in "Memphis Belle" and Ke Huy Quan was the young Indiana Jone's chinese taxi driver in "The Temple of the Doom". The only one who joined some serious projects was Martha Plimpton.

But these are just technical details. What really counts in "The Goonies" are the two hours of humanity, pleasure, inocence, friendship - and even the first love - that only children can show in their eyes. In fact, it's a small journey to our past, to a time when your deepest worries were about the girl (or the boy) on the next chair.

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