Today we have brought to you “The Goonies”, which was the seventh-highest grossing film in Hollywood during its time in 1998.
Richard Donner co-produced and directed The Goonies, a 1985 American adventure comedy film based on a script by executive producer Steven Spielberg.
In the film, youngsters from Astoria, Oregon’s “Goon Docks” area try to save their houses from foreclosure by uncovering an old treasure map that leads them on a quest to find One-Eyed Willy’s long-lost riches. They are pursued by a family of crooks who want to take the riches for themselves during the journey.
The Goonies’ principal photography began on October 22, 1984, and lasted for five months. Audio dubbing and recording took an extra six weeks. The shooting screenplay was almost 120 pages long, and numerous sections were ultimately deleted from the final theatrical version.
Do you know an octopus is mentioned towards the film’s conclusion, which refers to a sequence that was deleted from the final edit?
What is the Goonies All About?
A group of children known as “the Goonies” meet for a final weekend together in the Goon Docks neighbourhood of Astoria, Oregon, as they face foreclosure of their houses due to a growing country club. Mikey Walsh, the optimist lead Goonie, his elder brother Brandon, the creative Data, the chatty Mouth, and the overweight klutz Chunk make up the Goonies.
While rummaging through the Walshes’ attic, they discover a 1632 doubloon and an ancient treasure map that claim to lead to the famous pirate “One-Eyed Willy’s” wealth, which is said to be hidden someplace nearby. Mikey believes that One-Eyed Willy is the original Goon.
Brandon is soon followed by Andy, a cheerleader with love on him, and Stef, Andy’s buddy, as the youngsters overpower and bind him and make their way to an abandoned restaurant on the shore that corresponds to the map. The gang rapidly learns that the abandoned restaurant is a shelter for the Fratelli criminal family, which includes Francis, Jake, and their mother.
When Chunk waves down a vehicle to go to the sheriff’s office, he is kidnapped by the assailants and imprisoned alongside their gigantic, malformed younger brother Sloth. The Fratellis question Chunk until he discloses where the Goonies have gone, and then they start chasing them down. Chunk is left with Sloth, whom he befriends. After Sloth frees them both, Chunk summons the sheriff, and the two pursue the Fratellis.
Where are Goonies now?
Don’t you think the goonies gang must have gown older now? As the movie was released in 1985, which is a very long time back? Let’s have a look at what is your favourite goony doing now:-
Sean Astin as Mike
If you have watched the Lord of The Ring, then you have watched him as well. Sean Astin, the son of Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, launched his own illustrious movie career with his role as the protagonist in The Goonies.
He went on to feature in the action film Toy Soldiers (1991) and as the ultimate football underdog in Rudy (1993) before establishing himself as a sidekick in The Lord of the Rings trilogy in the early 2000s.
Josh Brolin (Brand)
Who doesn’t know Thanos of the Avengers: End game? Yes, you got it right; Josh Brolin has gone up from a part of goonies to a Thanos now.
Josh Brolin, the son of Hollywood royalty (his father, James Brolin, starred in Pee-Big wee’s Adventure the same year as The Goonies), demonstrated his potential as a leading man with his portrayal as protective big brother Brand.
However, the actor’s rise to A-list stardom was not quick since he began day trading in 2002 to augment his income.
Corey Feldman (Mouth)
This was not easy for Corey as compare to the other goonies.
With his wisecracking roles in Stand By Me (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), and License to Drive (1988), Corey Feldman, who was already an industry veteran when he portrayed the troublemaking, Spanish-speaking Mouth, became one of the top child stars of the decade (1988).
Feldman’s transition to maturity was rocky, as he was arrested for heroin use in 1990 and battled to reclaim his career. In 2003, he embarked on a reality show called The Surreal Life, and four years later, he teamed up with another problematic former child star Corey Haim for The Two Coreys.
Jeff Cohen (Chunk)
Jeff Cohen featured in the TV movie Ask Max (1986) and programmes like Family Ties after his role as the scene-stealing, truffle-shuffling Chunk. However, he quickly abandoned his acting career to focus on his studies, and after graduating from UCLA School of Law, he got into entertainment law, co-founding Cohen Gardner LLP in 2002.
Jonathan Ke Quan (Data)
Most people who saw The Goonies in cinemas knew Data as the precocious, gadget-wielding character he played in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Jonathan Ke Quan vanished from American screens after appearing in subsequent seasons of Head of the Class and 1992’s Encino Man.
Kerri Green (Andy)
Kerri Green’s big-screen debut as cheerleader Andy in The Goonies was followed by parts in Summer Rental (1985) and the critically praised Lucas (1986), presumably laying the groundwork for a long cinematic career. After completing Vassar College, she had sporadic cameos in series like Mad About You and Murder, She Wrote, but success was not in the cards for the New Jersey native.
Martha Plimpton (Stef)
Martha Plimpton had already established herself as a model and actor by the time she was cast as Andy’s BFF and Mouth’s main adversary in Andy’s BFF and Mouth’s major antagonist, The Mosquito Coast (1986) and Running on Empty (1987). (1988). She also starred in numerous indie films during the 1990s, and her performances in Hobson’s Choice and Coast of Utopia in the next decade solidified her status as a serious actor.
How are you feeling after knowing about your actors who have grown up to become known personalities now? I know this feeling is just so overwhelming. If you want to watch the movie again, then I would say you should go ahead.
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