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The Goonies (1985)

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A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure 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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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 and his friends have always wanted to go on an adventure. One night they are all in Mikey's attic and Mikey stumbles across an old map. Mikey has always wanted to know if One-eyed Willy ever was a real person and now he might. They set off and later realize that they have to go through the evil Mama Fratelli's restaurant to get to a secret passage to the caves. As they try to get into the caves Mama Fratelli catches Chuck and he is left behind. He then meets Sloth one of Mama Fratelli's sons with a messed up face. He befriends Sloth. Meanwhile Mama Fratelli and her sons are trying to get to the treasure too. Will the kids make it there before Mama Fratelli does? Will Chuck ever get out of her basement? Written by Black Wolf

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Taglines:

The pirates map, The villainous crooks, The underground caverns, The booby traps, the skeletons, The monster, the lost treasure, and the magic that is... THE GOONIES See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

After the end credits during the NBC broadcast of the movie on October 23rd 1988, a caption appeared on the screen which read as: This picture is dedicated with love and affection to the memory of Anne Ramsey our "Mama Fratelli". Anne Ramsey passed away two months earlier on August 11th. See more »

Goofs

When the kids ride to the restaurant, Chunk begs everyone for a Baby Ruth that he supposedly doesn't have. When he meets Sloth, he offers a Baby Ruth that he probably got from one of the others on their way over to the restaurant. 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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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

Although the UK cuts were fully restored by the BBFC in 2004 following the certificate upgrade to a '12' some early issues of the DVD featured the cut version and a lack of commentary, despite the latter being listed on the menus. The 2nd issue DVD corrected this and the two can be identified by the following..... 1. If the DVD states 2.0 Surround in the Audio Box on the reverse of the sleeve then this is the cut version and the commentary does not work. 2. If the DVD states 5.1 in the Audio Box on the reverse of the sleeve then this is the uncut version with the working commentary. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chillerama (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Nothing
Performed by The Bangles (as Bangles)
Produced by David Kahne
Written by Susanna Hoffs, Victoria Peterson (as Vicki Peterson) and Jules Shear
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Steven Spielberg exercises the farthest reached of his imagination in this unforgettable tale of childhood adventures.
3 September 2000 | by Anonymous_MaxineSee all my reviews

Every kid has imagined what it would be like to go on great and glorious adventures. Pirate ships, police chases, treasure chests full of gold and surrounded by human skeletons with patches over the eyes, the inherent excitement in the possibility of a cavernous wonder world beneath the very streets where they live. The Goonies is about a group of kids who have grown up together and are about to be torn apart because their parents are being forced to sell their homes. In the attic of one of their houses (Mikey, played by Sean Astin), they find an endless supply of fascinating things - treasure maps, paintings, cryptic writings in strange languages. They find a map that sounds promising, and decide to see if it has any value, hoping to be able to find enough treasure to prevent their parents from losing their homes.

Not only was The Goonies a brilliantly written, directed, and acted movie, but it was also so much FUN! The adventures of these kids through the underground world, while being chased by the despicable villains known as the Fratellis, are fascinating to watch. The Goonies is a great cinematic experience. It has everything that anyone who was ever a kid could ever want. Even the elaborate sets are very convincing.

The sense of adventure and hope that are presented in The Goonies is very uplifting and inspiring. The lovable characters are perfectly developed and endlessly entertaining. Many of them, particularly Sean Astin and Corey Feldman, delivered the best performances of their future careers right here in this early adventure film. This movie can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, which is one of its best values. It is truly timeless, and it should not be missed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

7 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,105,913, 9 June 1985

Gross USA:

$63,192,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,979,041
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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