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
According to Chris Colombus, he came up with the idea for The Goonies because he grew up in a factory town In Ohio, where there was nothing to do. When Columbus was a kid, he would go into the abandoned coal mines during the summertime. Originally, he was going to set the movie in Ohio. See more »
When Brand starts to go after the rest of the Goonies on his bike, Mrs. Walsh says that if he was not back with the rest, she would commit 'Hari-Krishna', after which Brand (incorrectly) corrects by saying, "It's hari-kari, mom." The actual Japanese term is 'hara-kiri', although 'kari-kari' is a common mispronunciation, especially among Anglophones. See more »
Lunchtime! The longer you animals bark, the colder your lunch gets. Come on, move it out. You too, down there! Hey, turkey!
See more »
The film's title logo appears after the end credits. See more »
The mid-2000's AMC broadcasts in the US slowed down the film's audio pitch and speed at 4%. However, current AMC broadcasts retains its original audio pitch and speed. See more »
Fun fun fun, but first you have to do the truffle shuffle!
Treasure hunts. Who doesn't remember digging under the porch, in creekbeds, hollowed out logs, etc to find the buried treasure you just KNOW is hidden there somewhere? The Goonies is a fun-filled ride right back into our youth where treasure hunts are no longer a thing of the past.
I absolutely loved this movie. It was just so much fun to watch when I was a kid and just as much fun when I watched it again as an adult with my own kids. Of course the movie has moments of predictability, and no, the villains aren't all that intimidating...they're actually quite moronic. But that only adds to the charm of this movie as well as its comedic value. Although there are lessons peppered in (don't judge by appearances, right vs. wrong, etc), overall, The Goonies is a wonderful exploration of childhood friendships and imaginations...from Data and his many scientific creations to One Eyed Willy and his pirate ship.
There isn't a character in this movie I didn't fully enjoy watching...you have the dim-witted, evil Fratelli's, heavy-set, melodramatic Chunk, Data with his "booty traps...that's what I said, booby traps" galore, the odd-looking but loveable Sloth, and Mouth with his, well, Mouth. Those are only a few...there are many more. A lot of great lines come from this movie along with memorable moments (the Truffle Shuffle). I've seen The Goonies about a hundred times and I STILL enjoy watching it over and over again.
This is absolutely a pure, fun-filled movie to enjoy with your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, or simply by yourself. Hang on and enjoy the ride! The Goonies earns a solid 5 out of 5 stars!
118 of 159 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this