The Goonies

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Year of Release: 1985

Genre: Family

Related to/Remake of: N/A

Directed By: Richard Donner

Music By: David Grusin

Starring: Sean Astin (as “Mikey” Walsh), Corey Feldman (as “Mouth”), Ke Huy Quan (as “Data”), Josh Brolin (as “Brand” Walsh), Jeff Cohen (as “Chunk”), Kerri Green (as “Andy”), Martha Plimpton (as “Steph”), Anne Ramsey (as Mama Fratelli), Robert Davi (as Jake Fratelli), Joe Pantoliano (as Francis Fratelli), John Matuszak (as “Sloth” Fratelli), Mary Ellen Trainor (as Irene Walsh), Keith Walker (as Irving Walsh), Steve Antin (as Troy Perkins), Curtis F. Hanson (as Mr. Perkins), and Lupe Ontiveros (as Rosalita)

Basic Plot: A group of kids in Astoria, Oregon calling themselves “The Goonies” decide to go on one last adventure before they have to move away from their homes and away from each other.  That last “adventure” involves a map that could possibly lead to a pirate’s treasure…

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: This is an extremely fun film, particularly for kids in the 11-to-14 age range.  Great acting by all involved, with special mention to Anne Ramsey as Mama Fratelli.  Some very memorable set pieces, and good ’80s music.

Cons: A couple of extremely corny speeches.