The GooniesDirector: Richard Donner
Leonard Maltin wasn't alone when he noticed similarities between Goonies and the 1934 Our Gang comedy Mama's Little Pirate. Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue. The Spielberg influence is most pronounced in the film's prologue and epilogue, when the viewer is advised that the film's real villains are a group of "Evil Land Developers." The musical score makes excellent use of Max Steiner's main theme from The Adventures of Don Juan, not to mention contributions by the likes of Richard Marx and Cyndi Lauper.
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Cast & Crew
|Anne Ramsey||Mama Fratelli|
|Jeb Stuart Adams||Troy's Friend|
|Jeff B. Cohen||Chunk|
|Curtis Hanson||Mr. Perkins|
|Orwin Harvey||Tennis Player|
|Newt Arnold||Man in Shower|
|Mary Ellen Trainor||Mrs. Walsh|
|Keith Walker||Mr. Walsh|
|George Robotham||Prison Guard|
|Charles McDaniel||Chunk's Father|
|Elaine Cohen McMahon||Chunk's Mother|
|Michael Paul Chan||Data's Father|
|George Nicholas McLean||Mouth's Father|
|Eric Briant Wells||Troy's Friend|
|Gene Ross||Man in Shower|
|Max Segar||Man in Shower|
|Ted Grossman||FBI Man|
|Jonathan Ke Quan||Data|
|Scott Adam||Production Manager|
|Willie D. Burton||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Rick Carter||Art Director|
|Linda de Scenna||Set Decoration/Design|
|Dave Grusin||Score Composer|
|Warren Hamilton||Sound Editor|
|Kathleen Kennedy||Executive Producer|
|Richard La Motte||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Amy La Television||Songwriter|
|Stephen Broughton Lunt||Songwriter|
|Frank Marshall||Executive Producer|
|Matt Sweeney||Special Effects|
|Michael J. McAlister||Special Effects|
|J. Michael Riva||Production Designer|
|Steven Spielberg||Executive Producer,Original Story|
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I first saw "The Goonies" on tv, and I fell in love with it. No one can hate this movie, I mean, Brand is hot, and Mouth is awsome!This movie is like, better than "The Bench Warmers" Who would hates "The Goonies"? Buy this movie!
Goonies has become a Classic Family Movie. The characters are diverse and lovable. The villians are insane and lethal. The adventure superb. The Goonies are a group of oddballs - Mikey, Brand, Mouth, Chunk, and Data. They discover a treasure map, that leads the way to the treasure ship of a legendary Pirate - One eyed Willy. Shortly after they begin their treasure hunt they're joined by 2 girls - Andi and Stef. To begin the quest they enter a tunnel, beneath an abandoned restaurant. Too late do realize the restaurant was a hide out for a family of outlaws - the Fratellis. The Goonies journey through sewers, into a wishing well, and descend into caverns. Willy had left several Booby Traps along the way. Finally finding Willy's ship in an enclosed grotto. The Fratellis pursuing every step of the way, and nearly catching them several times.
this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Words cannot even express how much I have always loved this movie. I have been watching this movie since I was a kid, and it is without a doubt one of my absolute favorite movies of all time! I have never gotten tired of this movie. It's a fun adventure with some great comical moments in it. And Sloth, haha...so great! "Heeeeeeey yooouuu guuuuuys!" LoL, love it! If you have never seen this movie, then friend...you are missing out! I look forward to upgrading this to the special 25th anniversary blue ray edition soon! XD Long live the classics!
One of my favorite quotes from the movie and scene where the kids don't want to continue the search for the treasure at first, then Mikey convinces them they should. Love this movie ever since I first saw it on TV. A group of kids: Mikey, Brandon, Steph, Mouth, Andy, Data and Chunk set out to find treasure from a treasure map they find. But they're not the only ones who're looking for the treasure as well. Liked the story and there were some pretty good acting by the main characters. There were some hilarious and emotional moments. Who doesn't remember Chunk and the truffle shuffle? Wish more movies were like this. One of the better adventure movies, for kids anyway. Great ending to a great classic, for new and old fans. Love live the Goonies!
This movie is an all time classic for children who grew up in the 80's. Children love this movie for its adventure and become captured in its storyline. The characters in the movie and entertaining and are just normal kids searching for buried treasure. Children who grew up seeing this movie would most likely never stop loving it.
i am a teenager and i LOVE this movie!!!! i know every line litterally i highly recomend you buying it you won't regret it!!!!!
This is without a doubt the best movie I have ever seen. It brings out the kid in all of us. No matter how many times I watch it is always like watching it for the first time. I would recomend it to everyone.
This movie is one of my all time favorites! It's one of ''the'' ultimate 1980's movies! There is no one who doesn't like this movie!
It's a classic! This highly-recommended movie was made back when Hollywood still knew how to make great films. It has everything for everyone -- action, adventure, romance, comedy. You know you can't go wrong when a film is directed by Richard Donner, and has the influence and producing/writing touch of Steven Spielberg. It's one of my all time favorites. Highly recommended to everyone --especially families. Mom's and Dad's don't have to worry about the content, and the storyline will hold the kids' attention span easily. A must-have for all video collections.
Am I the only one who thinks that Kerri Green is the ultimate hottie? Her orange hair makes me tingly all over!
This is still the best movie ever but not sold any more in holland so i think to buy a regio free dvd and buy the US version of it i need to do something to have this great ''oldtimer''. D.Wessels Holland
This is definetly a movie that everyone should see. The characters make the movie so much better. I have watched this movie at least 20 + times. I just can't get enough! If anyone is debating on a good movie to go and see THE GOONIES is definetly it. This movie should be passed down from generation to generation.
Im a big time goonie fan, one of the best movies of all time EVER. Treasure maps, boobie traps, the huge water slide into the cave plus the jewels, what more could any kid ask for. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. I wish all adventures were like that, but then reality hits us. I wish I was a kid again.
I love this movie. It is really funny. Data is my favorite!!! He talks cool and is in the 2nd Indiana Jones Movie!! This movie will make you laugh for sure. Chunk is really funny too! In the DVD they have a commentary w/ all the characters and you can see how they all look now! I highly reccomend this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!
you would love the goonies 'cause its so funny and has lots of action
This is the ultimate in kids movies. I have seen the movie too many times to count and everytime it is better than the last!! Ever since I first saw the movie I have had a huge crush on Sean Astin!!
I just saw the Goonies tonight and just spent an hour online looking at some Goonies web sites because The Goonies is the greatest movie of all time...plus Corey Feldman is soooo cute in this movie! I highly recomend buying this movie!
This is easily my favorite movie. With an exceptional cast, adventurous storyline, and great script, this movie will never age. The DVD is exceptional with deleted scenes and a commentary featuring the entire cast. This movie makes one think back to the days of childhood playtime and brings it to life. These kids are teenagers who can appriciate an adventure just as well as a kid which makes the audience intruiged which makes for a timeless movie.
This movie is probably one of the best the 80's has to offer, and with the deleted scenes, you can't go wrong!! This is my faveortie movie
This movie is one of my all time favorites. The characters are strange but hysterical. It'll have you quoting lines for years to come... literally.