What can we say about this classic film other than it never says die. The Goonies turn 30 this year and it just gets better and better every time it's shown.
The Goonies is a movie about teenage underdogs going on a real treasure hunt for famed pirate One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune, finding exactly what they were looking for and saving their own homes from demolition in the process against all odds from the Fratelli’s - a murderous Italian family. Though it’s been 30 years since the movie’s release - the Goonies prove to be still good enough.
The movie also introduced us to a scary but ultimately lovable character named Sloth Fratelli who is disfigured but befriends and helps the kids escape his mother and brothers.
The Goonies is adventurous and still holds a special place in the hearts of '80s kids. My teenage daughter has discovered and LOVES this movie - often quoting it. It’s just another one of those magical movies that does not date itself.
There has been teaser talk for years now about a sequel but nothing solid yet. Most of the original cast recorded commentary for the DVD release of the film. Sean Astin (Mikey), Josh Brolin (Brandon), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Kerri Green (Andy), Martha Plimpton (Stef) and Jonathan Ke Quan (Data) have recently gathered for updated group photos with director Richard Donner for Empire. [below]
That’s our look back at this classic from the '80s now do the truffle-shuffle... DO IT!