The Goonies (1985)
Steven Spielberg loves old movies, basing Always on "A Guy Named Joe," the Indiana Jones movies on old serials, and this one on Our Gang shorts like "Mama's Little Pirate." A bunch of kids who call themselves The Goonies go in search of pirate treasure and find an entire pirate ship entombed in a cave (the movie ends with the ship sailing out of the cave into the ocean). But Anne Ramsey of Throw Momma From The Train wants the treasure too, and sends her two thug sons to get it first. Along the way, they have to figure out how to work an ancient pipe organ in a booby-trapped cavern, making a lot of noise themselves along the way.
Directed by Richard Donner, from a story by producer Spielberg
A bit goofy at times, but much better than Spielberg's "Hook" (those lost boys shoulda stayed lost) or the 100% Wierd Popeye. In fact, Donner made a vampire movie called The Lost Boys, also starring Feldman
Cast includes Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton, John Matuszak, Ke Huy Quan. The Goonies themesong appears to have been adapted from Max Steiner's music for Erroll Flynn's Adventures of Don Juan.
The Goonies is available on video and on DVD from Amazon.com
OK, so it's not Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
let alone Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
The Goonies Oath
I will never betray my goon dock friends
We will stick together until the whole world ends
Through heaven and hell, and nuclear war
Good pals like us, will stick like tar
In the city, or the country, or the forest, or the boonies
I am proudly declared a fellow Goony
Or were you thinking of The Boy & the Pirates
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The Goonies was last seen on MonsterVision 4-11-98, followed by Gremlins (never feed them after dark).
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