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The Goonies is a 1985 American Adventure-Comedy directed by Richard Donner. The Screenplay is based on the Story Idea by Chris Columbus.


The Goonies, a group of friends living in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, face foreclosure on their families' homes from the expand of the Astoria Country Club. On one of their last days their morale sinks particulary low due to Mikey's older brother having failed his driver's license exam, thwarting their plans to, "crusie the coast in style" during their "last Goonies weekend". While rummaging through the Walshes' attic, they find an old newspaper clipping, a Spanish map, and an artifact relating to a rumor of a lost, but not forgotten treasure somewhere in the area. Hearing the call of adventure, Mikey tries to presuade his friends the search for the treasure hoarded by a pirate named, One-Eyed Willie. Initally reluctant, the group eventually decides to evade the authority of Mikey's older brother, Brand and escape for one last, "Goonie adventure".

They then head down the coast and stumble upon a derelict seaside restaurant, that seems to match the coordinates set by the map and an old doubloon, unaware that the Fratellis, a family of fugitives, are using the restaurant as their hideout. After first encountering the family, the Goonies come back after the Fratellis left and discover their criminal intents, and send Chunk, the group's clumsy heavy-set dreamer and teller of tales, to get help. However, the Fratellis return before the Goonies can leave, forcing the Goonies to use a cavern underneath the restaurant to escape. The Fratellis capture Chunk and interrogate him, learning nothing, until a pack of bats burst out of the cavern beneath the restaurant. Chunk is placed into the same room with the foresaken and deform Fratelli brother, Sloth, while the rest of the Fratellis enter the cavern and follow the Goonies' trail.

As the Goonies tranverse the cavern, Mikey discovers that it matches up with the map and convinces the rest of the group to continue it to find the treasure. They overcome many deadly traps, set by One-Eyed Willie, and eventually arrive at a large underground cavern and a lagoon where Willie's ship, The Inferno, lies waiting. While others begin their pockets filled with the riches on the ship, Mikey finds Willie's skeleton and reverently acknowledges him as the "first Goonie", leaving part of the treasure with him as tribute. However as the Goonies exit the hold, they are caught by the Fratellis, who take their treasure and force them to walk the plank. The Goonies are saved by the timely arrival, Chunk and Sloth, now close friends, who help the rest of the group to shore. With the children no longer a threat, the Fratellis ransack the ship, including the share of the treasure Mikey left for Willie. This sets off a final booby trap, causing the cave to begin collapsing. The Goonies flee the hole in the cave, finding themselves on a beach. Two passing policemen spot them and call in for help.

The Goonies are soon reunited with their parents while the Fratellis are arrested and Chunk offers to take Sloth into his home. As the Astoria Country Club calls upon Mikey's father to sign over the deed to his property, Rosalita, the Walshes' maid, discovers that Mikey's marble bag contains a large handfull of jewels taken from the ship. Mikey's father quickly estimates that its value is more than enough to save everyone's homes. As the families celebrate, they spot the unnamed Inferno, now free of the cave, sailing away.



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