The Goonies

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Commentary (with hidden video treasures) by Director Richard Donner and select Cast Members; ; The Making of The Goonies Featurette; Outtakes; Cyndi Lauper The Goonies 'R' Good Enough Music Video; ; Theatrical Trailer
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • UPC: 085391115274
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 151

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
Mike Fenton
Curtis Hanson Mr. Perkins
Orwin Harvey Tennis Player
Judy Taylor
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dude, this is like, the best 80's movie yet!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

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    this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

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    A Fun, Good Times Classic!

    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!

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

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    Down here it's our time. It's our time down here.

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Goonies

    I grew up in the 80's and this is by far my favorite movie from back then! What's not to love about director Steven Spielberg, music by Cyndi Lauper, and of course all of the goonies! I don't know if it should be rated PG. Because of some of the content I think it would be better for 13 and older. Watch and see all the special effects that are not just created by using a computer, like it is done today. It is a funny, feel good movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    really good movie

    the Gonnies 1985 very good movie great plot the quotes are funny and Corey Feldman is in this film as the character Mouth yes i agree this is one of the best movies of the 80's

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic must see

    Very cute adventure movie - I saw it when I was a kid and now that I am in my 30s it seems a little bit cornier, yet a great flick. It's a timeless underdog-triumphs type of film. Check it out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie rocks

    I love this movie so much. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Chunk and sloth are the best characters in the movie. If you like adventure, drama, action or a little bit of romance, this is the movie for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Wish I Could Find The Soundtrack On CD !!!!!!

    One of my most favorite stay at home sick from work or rainy Sunday afternoon movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No! I want to learn to play the violin!!!!

    You could be dating yourself if you can remember what the “Truffle Shuffle” is, but who cares. The 80’s were a great time and gave us some great movies like this one. Mikey (Sean Astin) and his pals Mouth (Corey Feldman), Chunk (Jeff Cohen) and Data (Key Huy Quan) are a gang of what the townsfolk call “Goonies”, because they live out on the outskirts of town of Astoria, Oregon. When a developer buys the Goon docks and evicts them all, Mikey has a last ditch effort up his sleeve to keep their homes. His Dad is the curator of the local museum and Mikey finds an ancient treasure map amongst other items that were rejected for a recent exhibit about Pirates that had once used the coastal town’s coves to hide loot. Mikey’s map is one that could lead him to the treasure of “One Eyed Willie”, the richest pirate ever to hit Astoria and Mikey gets the Goonies into action to find the loot. A great adventure for all ages and the DVD has some interesting stuff. For example, there is an audio/video commentary featuring the director, Richard Donner and the entire cast all grown up. This is one of my personal favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    perfect kid and adult movie

    This is one of the best action/adventure movies I have ever seen. It has such a great all-star cast including:sean astin(rudy,lord of the rings)corey feldman(lost boys,stand by me)key hi kuan(indiana jones and the temple of doom)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Ever

    If you haven't watched 'The Goonies' you don't know what your missing out on! This is a movie you can't stop watching and is filled with excitement and adventure and almost anything any other kid would dream of doing. With Sean Astin,Josh Brolin,Jeff Cohen,Key Huy Quan,Corey Feldman,Kerri Green And Martha Plimpton. 'The Goonies' is filled with adventure and comedy you won't be able to stop watching it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great movie!

    This movie is so good! The characters are all funny and likable but Chunk is definitely the best. No one is too young or too old for the Goonies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ACTION PACKED!!

    this is a kind a movie that you can put yourself in and go along with the adventure. I mean I just did not want it end so I watch it over and over again. It rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie

    This has been my favorite movie of all time ever since I was very young. There is a character that pretty much everyone can relate to and the adorable Sean Astin. I recomend this movie for everbody of all ages you're sure to love it. The GOONIES RULE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie ever

    i watched this movie every day for 4 monthes until my mom took it away i love this movie! my cousin has the dvd and we watched it like 7 times it's great with all the extra stuff plus the deleated scenes i never would have seen other wise i have it on tape now i'm getting it on dvd just for the extra stuff! watch it live it love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A movie with ALL emotions!!!

    I first rented this movie for a youth group event in 1987. I immediately bought it for my kids to see as they grew up. They are now 20 and 15 and still say, 'Goonies rule!' It is definitely one of the most favorite movies I've ever watched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    the inferno

    I was born the same year the movie first came out, i watched it for the first time when i was really young and never stoped watching it. the movie is full of action, funny lines, and the perfect cast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome!!!!!

    Goonies will always be ''THEE'' most awesome movie I've ever seen!!! I'm actually watching it right now!!!!!

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