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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.

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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
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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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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Country:

USA

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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:

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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 »

Goofs

When Mikey picks up the line of string for the first booby trap, an adult hand pulls at the string first. 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

On the TV version, when Mama Fretelli is pushing people off the plank, there is extra dialogue between her and the kids. See more »

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Performed and Produced by Joseph Williams
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"MY CHILDHOOD DREAM (To be one of them,The GOONIES)"
1 October 2004 | by hangertskaauSee all my reviews

Well,well,well.......this film has became one of my all-time favorite movie!The first time i watched the movie i just couldn't help myself wishing I was there with them.The movie is so full of adventure!But what really bothered me was the exact date it was filmed!Oh my gosh it was dated back in 1985!I was not even born by that time.....But hey they did a pretty good job!I wish i could owned this in DVD so i can watched anytime & show this to my children.But it was so hard to find. So i guess i just had to stick to our cable.

It was amazing to see Sean Astin(Mikey)so young and active.You could certainly see the difference he is now in Lord of the Rings trilogy. The story isn't like any...it was so unique!The place and view are awesome and was actually filmed in the City of Astoria.

My favorite character is Mikey and Josh.They are two brothers who wants to help their parents.So Mikey,being the youngest wants to find that treasure to save them from Troy's dad.My favorite lines were.... "When you look in the sky,it will be another town,when you see your friends,it will be in another school".

It's kinda touchy and sentiment....but good!I remember the new album of Ataris(So long Astoria)where it became one of their song.I was reading the lyrics and there was a similarity in the movie.The last part goes like this,

"So long Astoria,i found a map to buried treasure and even if we come home empty-handed we still have our stories of pirate ships & wounded hearts,broken bones and the best of friendships.& when this hourglass out its final grain of sand.I raised my glass to the memories we had.This is my wish,i'm taking them back,I'm taking them all back."

I remember mouth said the last lines when they were trapped inside the cave.I guess the band members of Ataris saw the movie in their childhood years and like them,we were spell-binded by its great story.

So long The Goonies,you will be remembered as one of the most amazing movies we had.Just like the movie,"The relics of remembrance are just like shipwrecks only they're gone faster than the smell of the rain."

But for now,you became a resurrected memories from ashes in our childhood dreams.......


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