The Goonies (1985) USA
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Director:Richard Donner
Studio:Warner Home Video
Producer:David Weaver, Harvey Bernhard, Richard Donner
Writer:Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:2 wins & 5 nominations
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Languages:English, Commentary by Richard Donner, Unknown
Richard Donner  ...  (Director)
Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus  ...  (Writer)
Steve Antin  ...  
Sean Astin  ...  Mikey Walsh
Josh Brolin  ...  Brand Walsh
Jeff Cohen  ...  Lawrence 'Chunk' Cohen
Robert Davi  ...  Jake Fratelli
Corey Feldman  ...  Clark 'Mouth' Devereaux
Kerri Green  ...  Andy Carmichael
Curtis Hanson (II)  ...  
John Matuszak  ...  Lotney 'Sloth' Fratelli
Charles McDaniel  ...  
Lupe Ontiveros  ...  Rosalita
Joe Pantoliano  ...  Francis Fratelli
Martha Plimpton  ...  Stef Steinbrenner
Jonathan Ke Quan  ...  Richard 'Data' Wang
Anne Ramsey  ...  Mama Fratelli
George Robotham  ...  
Mary Ellen Trainor  ...  Harriet Walsh
Paul Tuerpe  ...  
Keith Walker  ...  Irving Walsh
Curtis Hanson  ...  Elgin Perkins
Comments: They call themselves "The Goonies." The secret caves. The old lighthouse. The lost map. The treacherous traps. The hidden treasure. And Sloth... Join the adventure.

Summary: You may be surprised to discover that the director of the Lethal Weapon movies and scary horror flick The Omen, Richard Donner, also produced and directed this classic children's adventure (which, by the way, was written by Donner's screen-wizard friend Steven Spielberg). Then again you may not. The Goonies, like Donner's other movies, is the same story of good versus evil. It has its share of bad guys (the Fratelli brothers and their villainous mother), reluctant-hero good guys (the Walsh bothers and their gang of friends), and lots of corny one-liners. Like in an old-fashioned Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew plot, the Goonies need to solve a problem: a corrupt corporate developer has bought out their neighborhood and plans to flatten all their homes. Luckily, the beloved gang stumbles on a treasure map. In the hopes of finding the treasure to buy back their houses, the Goonies embark on their quest through underground passages, aboard pirate ships, and behind waterfalls. This swashbuckling and rollicking ride was also a great breeding ground for a couple of child actors who went on to enjoy numerous successes in adulthood: Sean Astin (Rudy, Encino Man) and Martha Plimpton (Pecker, 200 Cigarettes). --Samantha Allen Storey