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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mikey
... Brand
... Chunk
... Mouth
... Andy
... Stef
... Data (as Ke Huy Quan)
... Sloth
... Jake
... Francis
... Mama Fratelli
... Rosalita
... Mrs. Walsh
Keith Walker ... Mr. Walsh
... Mr. Perkins (as Curtis Hanson)
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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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7 June 1985 (USA)  »

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Die Goonies  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,105,913, 9 June 1985

Gross USA:

$61,503,218
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When NBC broadcast the film, they added a scene of Chunk and Sloth following the trail of the other Goonies, but cut out 20 minutes. See more »

Goofs

Chunk has a mole on his left upper lip. It's particularly obvious when he is reading about Chester Copperpot in the attic. But when he is thrown into the back of the black jeep, sees the dead body, and screams, the mole is on his right upper lip. It's Jeff Cohen's own mole, rather than a Hollywood mole, leading to the conclusion that the negative was flipped. 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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References High Anxiety (1977) See more »

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Theme from 'Superman'
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Written by John Williams
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It's definitely not "good enough"
7 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I remember as a kid wanting The Goonies to be great, but when I saw it something felt wrong about it. I thought it was okay, but knew it was lacking. I recently saw it again (20 years later), and I know what the problems are. Bad writing, bad acting and bad directing. Everyone yells practically nonstop in the film. You don't believe for a second that any one of these kids is a real person. There's one hint of a decent performance when Sean Astin is recounting the story of One Eyed Willy to his friends in an out of breath monologue. I won't blame the kids, but Spielberg and Donner. Chris Columbus' script felt slapped together in a weekend (probably was under the orders of Spielberg). I have friends who love it, and have fond memories of it as kids, but I guess I've always been overly critical. It's just that I wanted more as a kid. I wanted the same feeling I had when watching Raiders for the first time, or Back To The Future. Those films had something that The Goonies lacked. I'm in the minority, but I just wanted to get it off my chest.


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