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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

DVD Features

Available Audio Tracks: English
Commentary by Richard Donner
Making Of The Goonies Documentary
Cyndi Lauper Music Video "Goonies R Good Enough II"
Deleted Scenes

Cast

Sean AstinMichael 'Mikey' Walsh
Josh BrolinBrandon 'Brand' Walsh
Jeff CohenLawrence 'Chunk' Cohen
Corey FeldmanClark 'Mouth' Devereaux
Kerri GreenAndrea 'Andy' Carmichael
Martha PlimptonStephanie 'Stef' Steinbrenner
Jonathan Ke QuanRichard 'Data' Wang (as Ke Huy Quan)
John MatuszakLotney 'Sloth' Fratelli
Robert DaviJake Fratelli
Joe PantolianoFrancis Fratelli
Anne RamseyMama Fratelli
Lupe OntiverosRosalita
Mary Ellen TrainorHarriet Walsh
Keith WalkerIrving Walsh
Curtis HansonElgin Perkins
Steven AntinTroy Perkins (as Steve Antin)
Paul TuerpeSheriff
George RobothamPrison Guard
Charles McDDanielJerry Cohen
Elaine Cohen McMahonMrs. Cohen
Michael Paul ChanMr. Wang
Nick McLeanMr. Devereaux (as George Nicholas McLean)
Bill BradleyBill

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Theme(s): Satire/Parody/Comedy, Family
  • Director: Richard Donner
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 114 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.20:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 7, 1985
    EuropeNov 29, 1985
    JapanDec 21, 1985
    AustraliaDec 12, 1985
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe12
    AustraliaPG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaNov 2, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 21, 2001
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