4.8 68
Director: Richard Donner

Cast: Richard Donner, Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman


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For years people had been clamoring for the release of the '80s classic The Goonies on DVD. Featuring a cast of crazy and kooky characters, director Richard Donner's fantasy-filled children's tale comes to DVD in an edition worthy of One Eyed Willie's gold. Warner has done a spectacular job cleaning up the anamorphic 2.35:1 print, making colors look excitingSee more details below


For years people had been clamoring for the release of the '80s classic The Goonies on DVD. Featuring a cast of crazy and kooky characters, director Richard Donner's fantasy-filled children's tale comes to DVD in an edition worthy of One Eyed Willie's gold. Warner has done a spectacular job cleaning up the anamorphic 2.35:1 print, making colors look exciting and alive. Sloth and Chunk have never looked so clean and concise! Black levels are solid and there is a minimum of edge enhancement. To say the least, this is the best The Goonies has ever looked, and Warner gets high praise for doing a terrific job on the transfer. Audio is presented in a new Dolby Digital 5.1 remix, and although it's not as impressive as other remixes, this one does a great job of enveloping the viewer in the world of The Goonies. All the speakers are used during many action sequences, and dialogue, effects and Dave Grusin's hyperactive music score are all crisp and clear. Also featured are Dolby Surround 2.0 tracks in English and French, as well as a Dolby Mono 1.0 track in Spanish. Finally there are subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Many fans will be happy to know that Warner has put much time and effort into including some great supplemental features. A video/audio commentary track with all seven original Goonies plus Richard Donner is both amusing and nostalgic. Warner splices scenes from the movie with images from the recording session to bring fans a unique and interesting commentary track by the stars of the movie. "The Making of the Goonies" is a 1985 promotional documentary that includes interviews with cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of the production. A two-part Cyndi Lauper video for the song "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" entertains with guest stars such as pro wrestlers "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and the Iron Sheik. Directed by Richard Donner, this video is a riot to watch, and the song is unexpectedly catchy. Finally there is an anamorphic theatrical trailer along with some deleted outtakes featuring the infamous "Octopus" scene, mentioned in the film but rarely seen by fans. Drooling fans of this classic kids film will be ecstatic to get their hands on some great extra features, a nice transfer, and finely mixed audio tracks. In the words of Cyndi Lauper, The Goonies certainly 'R' good enough!

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
For many moviegoers, The Goonies epitomizes the '80s family action-adventure. Steven Spielberg assumes the reins as producer in this big-budget effort, enlisting seasoned action-director Richard Donner (Superman) to direct and blossoming screenwriter Chris Columbus (Gremlins) to pen the script. This able trio certainly understands what young audiences want to see, thus fill their narrative with special effects, pirate's treasure, epic sets, and curmudgeonly crooks. The result is a mélange of memorable moments equally thrilling for both adults and children. From the opening jailbreak scene to the wild water slide ride through one-eyed Willie's booby-trapped caverns, this is a relentless, high-octane "Spielbergian" journey starring young protagonists. Although the characters are built on obvious clichés (i.e. the whining fat kid, the homecoming queen, the Asian kid with gadgets), the charming performances and quirky dialogue manage to bring these seemingly stale archetypes to life. This is a film that never talks down to its young audience, creating intelligent teen characters that feel real emotions and face internal and external conflict from all sides. While many consider this film nothing more than a busy and overproduced grab bag of Hollywood hack, others can look back on The Goonies nostalgically. Sloth's drooling shrieks of "BABY RUTH" and "HEY YOU GUYS" may seem a tad trite and corny by today's standards, but these moments are as famous as any other '80s celluloid classics. A string of unimpressive children's adventures such as Russkies would soon follow the release of The Goonies, but the canned plot lines and cardboard characters lacked the heart of Mikey, Mouth, Data, and their colorful cohorts.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural]

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Richard Donner (with hidden video treasures); deleted scenes; making-of documentary; Cyndi Lauper music video; trailer.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Astin Mikey
Josh Brolin Brand
Corey Feldman Mouth
Kerri Green Andy
Martha Plimpton Stef
John Matuszak Sloth
Robert Davi Jake
Joe Pantoliano Francis
Anne Ramsey Mama Fratelli
Jeb Stuart Adams Troy's Friend
Jeff B. Cohen Chunk
Jane Feinberg Actor
Mike Fenton Actor
Curtis Hanson Mr. Perkins
Orwin Harvey Tennis Player
Judy Taylor Actor
Newt Arnold Man in Shower
Lupe Ontiveros Rosalita
Mary Ellen Trainor Mrs. Walsh
Keith Walker Mr. Walsh
Steve Antin Troy
Paul Tuerpé Sheriff
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
Bill Bradley Bill
Eric Briant Wells Troy's Friend
Gene Ross Man in Shower
Max Segar Man in Shower
Jack O'Leary Reporter
Patrick Cameron Reporter
Ted Grossman FBI Man
Jonathan Ke Quan Data

Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director,Producer
Scott Adam Production Manager
Phillip Bailey Songwriter
Arthur Baker Songwriter
Harvey Bernhard Producer
Jimmy Bralower Songwriter
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Carter Art Director
Chris Columbus Screenwriter
Kevin Cronin Songwriter
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Susanna Hoffs Songwriter
Michael Kahn Editor
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Robbie Kilgore Songwriter
Richard La Motte Costumes/Costume Designer
Amy La Television Songwriter
Cyndi Lauper Songwriter
Tony Lloyd Makeup
Stephen Broughton Lunt Songwriter
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Richard Marx Songwriter
Matt Sweeney Special Effects
Michael J. McAlister Special Effects
Nick McLean Cinematographer
Vicki Peterson Songwriter
George Rebotham Stunts
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Danny Sembello Songwriter
Jules Shear Songwriter
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer,Original Story
Arthur Stead Songwriter
Judy Taylor Casting
John Turi Songwriter
Joseph Williams Songwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Select Scenes
1. Jailbreak Credits [1:13]
2. Last Goonies weekend [:04]
3. Amazing Chunk and Data [3:47]
4. Mouth en Español [1:09]
5. Treasure map [:04]
6. Foreclosure papers [:50]
7. Escape (The Goonies 'R' Good Enough) [:52]
8. Brand gets a ride [:04]
9. The hideout [1:48]
10. "You boys like tongue?" [3:54]
11. A giant it [6:12]
12. Girl Goonies [2:42]
13. Secret passage [2:52]
14. Ice cream, pizza and a body [1:35]
15. Exploring the passage [1:03]
16. Chunk hitches a ride [:04]
17. Pipes [2:20]
18. Copperpot's skeleton [:47]
19. Booby trap with bats [:04]
20. Just short of puree [2:01]
21. Wishing well [2:26]
22. Sloth; never say die [:04]
23. Baby Ruth power [:43]
24. Triple stones [:01]
25. Mikey's first kiss [:04]
26. Slick shoes [1:48]
27. Play the tune...or die [2:55]
28. Whoa! Water slide [:04]
29. Pirate ship [:31]
30. Treasure [:15]
31. Walking the plank [:04]
32. Sloth and Captain Chunk to the rescue [3:37]
33. Letting in the light [2:32]
34. Family reunions [1:04]
35. No foreclosures [3:04]
36. Sailing away [2:55]
37. End Credits (The Goonies 'R' Good Enough) [:25]

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