More About The Goonies
A thrill-a-minute adventure film. When brothers Mikey (Sean Astin) and Brand (Josh Brolin) learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move, they and their friends decide to have one last, precious adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they've found in the attic, the group, known as the Goonies, go in search of buried gold hoping against hope that if they find it, Mikey and Brand will succeed in keeping their home.
Main Cast & Crew
Richard Donner - Director
Ke Huy Quan
Shot in Technicolor and Panavision. Budget estimate $19 million. Began shooting October 22, 1984. Released theatrically in the USA June 7, 1985. Released on video March 1986. Reviewed in the Monthly Film Bulletin 11/1985. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Censors.
"...[Spielberg and Donner] have seen to it that THE GOONIES has every imaginable funhouse flourish..." - 06/07/1985 New York Times, p.C12
"...A film stamped with the Steven Spielberg style of high fun....A roller coaster ride..." - 06/05/1985 Variety
4 stars out of 5 -- "A kind of talismanic film for anyone born circa 1975, Richard Donner's seven-kids-go-in-search-of-pirate-treasure is boisterous, undisciplined fun....This is nostalgic gold." - 12/01/2008 Empire, p.197
"[T]he real magic of the movie is how it took Spielberg's rollicking Indiana Jones formula -- secret portals, fun-house skeletons, Rube Goldberg booby traps -- and adapted it to a world that kids could relate to....It's ridiculously fun." -- Grade: A- - 10/27/2010 Entertainment Weekly