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The Goonies (1985)

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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (story), Chris Columbus (screenplay)
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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
Jonathan Ke Quan ... Data (as Ke Huy Quan)
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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It's excitement all the way as Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner, the makers of 'Indiana Jones', 'Gremlins' and 'Superman', combine forces to create the Family Adventure of the year! See more »


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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
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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

In the 1988 ITV broadcast of the film, the scene when Chunk meets Sloth includes a bit where Sloth growls at Chunk. It was cut because the ITV network felt that it would frighten younger viewers watching the film. And it was cut from Chunk to saying, "Hi, sir! My name is Lawrence." to Sloth giggling and bouncing in his chair in excitement and Chunk shouting "Get me out of here!" See more »

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When Chunk escapes from the Fratellis and arrives to a car, Chunk can't see who is driving but in real life you should be able to make out the face from that angle. See more »

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[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

The UK Channel 5 has one version that misses out various dialogue, including the statue scene where Brand says "You'd be p**sin' in your faces!", and on two occasions where Chunk uses the word "Sh*t". This is because the version is always shown in the afternoon. On 13th April 2014, they had a special Uncut version that was broadcast with the above fully restored. The broadcast started at 11:10pm, reinforcing that it was primarily intended for adult viewing. See more »

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Probably the coolest adventure movie of all time!
13 June 2002 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

The Goonies is eternally a terrific movie that anyone could easily fall in love with. I was a little surprised honestly that this movie isn't on the top 250, because it seems like everyone agrees with me that this is just a plain excellent movie. After all, it is directed by Steven Spielberg, when has he ever misled us? I think this movie is sort of like a time capsule, because you can tell that it was made in the 80's, but it'll forever remain a treasure that will pass on from generation to the next.

It's about these pre-teen boys who are about to loose their houses to the local rich guys who will turn their houses into a golf course if their parents don't come up with the money that's wanted. When Mikey, the leader of the Goonies, gets his hands on his father's treasure map that belongs to his museum, he shows his friends, including his older brother, Brandon, that maybe this could be their last adventure to find the treasure and pay off the rich guys! Brandon, his girlfriend, Andy, her friend, Steph, Mouth, Data, Chunk, and Mikey come together to find the treasure. But it's gonna be hard when on the run Fratelli's want the treasure as well and will try to get there first!

The Goonies are just so lovable and I would always recommend this not only for the family, but for yourself as well. Because it has great lines, exciting scenes, and just a fantastic story. Not to mention all the future stars who are in this film like Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, and Robert Davi. There are a few slight goofs that you notice off the bat, but you get past them because it's just such a charming movie.

10/10


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