7.8/10
236,107
494 user 120 critic

The Goonies (1985)

Trailer
4:48 | Trailer

In Theaters Now

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)
Reviews
Popularity
83 ( 58)
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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)
Learn more

More Like This 

Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
Hook (1991)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman
Home Alone (1990)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Jumanji (1995)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades - and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Family | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart
Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Casper (1995)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.

Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the storybook of the film, One-Eyed Willy's back-story is told by Francis Fratelli, when The Fratellis take the doubloon from Chunk. One-Eyed Willy, whose real name is William B. Pordobel, was a court jester before becoming an ingenious pirate, when he was banished from five Spanish courts for his practical jokes, and formed a band of pirates who marauded hundreds of the king's ships and accumulated a treasure worth millions. But Willy's ship, "The Inferno," was attacked by three of the King's ships and Willy steered his ship into a hidden underground cavern and was sealed within by the cannon fire from the British. Willy and his men had spent a couple of years trying to repair the ship and had built underground caves with weird booby traps to protect the treasure. One of Willy's men escaped to tell Willy's story, which became a legend. See more »

Goofs

On the porch after the foreclosure papers have been delivered, the background shows trees in full bloom/growth with no end of season coloration, yet the wind and rain are blowing many fall colored leaves onto the porch. 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The film's title logo appears after the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Following the scene on-board the Pirate Ship "The Inferno" after the Fratellis catch up to the boys and ask them to come outside, there is scene where Data uses a gadget called "intimidator" where his body inflates like a balloon, but it backfires and explodes. This is scene is not found in any DVD version, but pictures of it are shown in "The Goonies-Official Souvenir Magazine." This scene was later replaced in the final cut of the film with 2 other Data gadgets backfires: the boxing glove & sticky suction cup shot at Mama Fratelli gun, followed by the pinches of peril (chattering teeth) aimed at Francis. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Unplanned (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
Produced by Cyndi Lauper and Lennie Petze
Written by Cyndi Lauper, Steve Lunt (as Stephen Broughton Lunt) and Arthur Stead
Courtesy of Portrait Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
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.


87 of 117 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 494 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

7 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goonies See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,105,913, 9 June 1985

Gross USA:

$62,932,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,589,520
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

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
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed