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The Goonies Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Leonard Maltin wasn't alone when he noticed similarities between Goonies and the 1934 Our Gang comedy Mama's Little Pirate. Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue. The Spielberg influence is most pronounced in the film's prologue and epilogue, when the viewer is advised that the film's real villains are a group of "Evil Land Developers." The musical score makes excellent use of Max Steiner's main theme from The Adventures of Don Juan, not to mention contributions by the likes of Richard Marx and Cyndi Lauper. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 7, 1985

Cast

Sean Astin
as Mikey
Josh Brolin
as Brand
Corey Feldman
as Mouth
Kerri Green
as Andy
Martha Plimpton
as Stef
John Matuszak
as Sloth
Robert Davi
as Jake
Joe Pantoliano
as Francis
Anne Ramsey
as Mama Fratelli
Max Segar
as Man in Shower
Eric Briant Wells
as Troy's Friend
Lupe Ontiveros
as Rosalita
Jeb Stuart Adams
as Troy's Friend
Jack O'Leary
as Reporter
Ted Grossman
as FBI Man
Patrick Cameron
as Reporter
Gene Ross
as Man in Shower
Jonathan Ke Quan
as Data
George Robotham
as Prison Guard
Judy Taylor
Paul Tuerpé
as Sheriff
Newt Arnold
as Man in Shower
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Mrs. Walsh
Curtis Hanson
as Mr. Perkins
Mike Fenton
Jane Feinberg
Michael Paul Chan
as Data's Father
Steve Antin
as Troy

Crew

Richard Donner
Director
Richard Donner
Producer
Harvey Bernhard
Producer
Steven Spielberg
Screen Story
Chris Columbus
Screenwriter
Danny Sembello
Songwriter
Jimmy Bralower
Songwriter
John Turi
Songwriter
Jules Shear
Songwriter
Arthur Baker
Songwriter
Arthur Stead
Songwriter
Robbie Kilgore
Songwriter
Susanna Hoffs
Songwriter
Teena Marie
Featured Music
Vicki Peterson
Songwriter
Cyndi Lauper
Songwriter
Dave Grusin
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kahn
Editor
J. Michael Riva
Production Designer
Rick Carter
Art Director
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Linda de Scenna
Set Designer
Richard La Motte
Costume Designer
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael J. McAlister
Special Effects
Mike Fenton
Casting
Judy Taylor
Casting
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
Steven Spielberg
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