Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 40. The Goonies (1985)
40. The Goonies [DVD] (1985)
Plot: The Fratelli crime family have escaped from jail and are hiding in Astoria, Oregan; home town of a secret kid society known as “The Goonies”.
Mikey (Sean Astin), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Data (Jonathan Ke Quan) and Mouth (Corey Feldman) are enjoying their last weekend together as their neighborhood has been bought and is going to be turned into a golf course.
When Mikey finds a treasure map, the Goonies accompanied by Brand (Josh Brolin), Andy (Kerri Green) and Stef (Martha Plimpton), go on an adventure to find the treasure. But the Fratellis find out their plan, so the Goonies have to stay one step head of the Fratellis and find the treasure while avoiding a system of traps.
Also Starring: Anne Ramsey, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, John Matuszak
Directed by: Richard Donner
Written by: Chris Columbus (screenplay) Steven Spielberg (story)
Length: 114 min
Gross Revenue: $61,389,680 (USA)
Chunk: I smell ice cream.
Review: There has been a lot of talk about a sequel to this adventurous masterpiece. Nowadays the original cast is pretty much too old to be part of it, but I think that doesn’t stop a sequel!
You cast Justin Bieber as Mikey, round up all the fat kids of America and all the billions of children China produce each month and pick the two best ones of those groups.
Note to self, story idea: Mikey gets killed in the first scene. The only thing found on his body is a treasure map and some candy. While Chunk eats the candy, the rest of the Goonies must follow the treasure map and find out who killed Mikey. All clues points to The Fratellis. Hmmm, plot surprise twist; could Sloth in fact be the killer..?
Nerdiest Movie Trivia: According to Sean Astin, he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. Several years later his mother discovered it, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.
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