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The DVD contains a commentary with director and cast, deleted scenes (including the octopus), a music video and a documentary.
Sean Astin had to leave halfway through recording DVD commentary for "The Goonies" because the recording session started late, and Sean had an earlier commitment to introduce friend Joe Pantoliano at a local theatre. He left the recording studio to change his clothes, then returned to apologize and explain why he had to leave. Sean gave a "shout out to Joey Pants," and jokingly left an action figure of Samwise Gamgee (his character from the "Lord of the Rings" films) at his seat to take his place.However, Sean's departure and explanation were edited out of the finished product by the DVD producers for reasons unknown, making it look like Astin simply vanished from the studio.
During the cast commentary on The Goonies DVD (2001) there is a quick exchange between director Richard Donner and Corey Feldman. Then it's never spoken of again.Donner: "I don't remember any of this. I think I have to go back. Let's re-shoot this."Feldman: "Aren't we about to?"Donner: "Yes, it's a possibility."During his promotional tour for his film No Country for Old Men (2007), Josh Brolin - Who played Brand in The Goonies - was asked if there was a Goonies sequel in the works. It seems that you got a different answer depending on his mood.In this article he seems to lean to a 'NO' answer:http://www.reelzchannel.com/movie-news/781/brolin-indicates-goonies-2-unlikelyBut in this interview he's more optimistic. Though it's obvious by the Meryl Streep reference that he's having some fun with the interviewer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-pBtmcByjcThere have been two video game spin-offs: The Goonies (1985) and The Goonies II (1985).
Yes. Note that the DVD box and the special features menu incorrectly label the deleted scenes as outtakes.
In several interviews afterwards, Sean Astin has said this has been something almost everyone has wanted to know.Astin has said in several interviews (one of them for Empire Magazine), that he had wanted to apologize on behalf of the Goonies crew for when they shot their scenes for Lauper's music video for the song, "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough." Supposedly, the crew was running on limited energy, and Astin felt that they gave the impression that they didn't want to be there, when in actuality, they did.
The Goonies was filmed on location in the small seaside town of Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. The Walsh home of Brandon and Mikey is at 368 38th Street, in Astoria. A map of Astoria and surrounding areas can be seen here: http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/oregon/clatsop_county/general_anchorage/151-5764/. Additional information and photos of other Astoria locations used in filming The Goonies can be seen here: http://www.squidoo.com/the-goonies-house. The final scenes on the beach were filmed at Goat Rock Beach in Northern California.
When Chester Copperpot first discovered One Eyed Willy's treasure key. He went off alone in search of One Eyed Willy's treasure and went into the caves. One of One Eyed Willy's booby traps, a boulder, which was hung atop of the ceiling of the cave, somehow, without Chester Copperpot setting off the trap, dropped and crushed Chester Copperpot's legs and Chester Copperpot died from his injuries. If Chester Copperpot had indeed set off the trap that killed him, all the boulders that were hung from the ceiling of the cave would had all dropped and blocked off the cave, preventing all treasure hunters, especially The Goonies and The Fratelli's from reaching One-Eyed Willy's ship "The Inferno" and taking possession of the treasure.
When Mikey first tells Brand, Mouth, Data and Chunk, the story of One Eyed Willy. Mikey says that One Eyed Willy killed his men to stop any of them from stealing his treasure. Presumably, One Eyed Willy killed the pirate by stabbing him in both eyes with the two daggers.
The boulders were meant to crush any intruders, not block the cave. There was plenty of room for an adult to squeeze past them.
The film would had taken place between "The Temple of Doom" and "The Last Crusade". The story would had followed Indiana, as he unexpectedly joins a group of kids in search of the hidden treasure of One-Eyed Willy, when they discover Willy's treasure map, which the kids soon learn it's located somewhere near the hideout of the Fratelli criminals and The Fratellis are soon in pursuit. The film would had not been called "The Goonies", it would had been titled "Indiana Jones and the Treasure of One-Eyed Willy". Chester Copperpot, the 1930s treasure hunter who went in search of One-Eyed Willy's treasure, but died from his crush wounds, sustained by One-Eyed Willy's boulder trap, may had been a mentor to Indiana Jones who was born in 1899, who went into the caves and died in 1935 and may had been a close friend of Henry Sr. The story of One-Eyed Willy may had not been told by Mikey, but told by Indiana during class hence Mikey deciding to go in search of the treasure. The film would had been almost like another 1985 adventure film about children and a adult "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome". Well, this is just a theory, but it's really left up to you at the end of the day.
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