The Goonies

Production year: 1985

Family/Animation PG   Running time: 1:54

IMDB rating:   7.8     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese;  Audio: DD 5.1

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).

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Features

Audio commentary
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Gag Reel/Bloopers/Outtakes
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Behind-The-Scenes Documentary The Making Of The Goonies
Feature-Length Audio Commentary (With Hidden Video Treasures) By Director Richard Donner And Selected Cast Members
Music Video
The Goonies